ABOUT THE WCBHB
We Study Washington County's Needs for Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment.
The Washington County Behavioral Health Board is a local authority for planning, monitoring, evaluating, and financing publicly funded treatment and prevention services for mental illness and alcohol, drug and gambling addiction in Washington County. We set priorities, and develop plans and strategies for education, treatment and prevention concerning mental health and addiction services for Washington County. We also contract with agencies to provide prevention, education, treatment and recovery programs for children, adolescents and adults.
WASHINGTON COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BOARD
a unified system of treatment for mentally ill persons and persons with addictions.
the personal liberty and rights of mentally ill persons so that they may be treated in the least restrictive environment.
the development of high quality, cost effective, culturally sensitive services and delivery.
Community awareness of and participation in mental health and substance use programs.
the county hub program designed to strengthen efforts to prevent and treat opioid addiction.
WCBHB BUDGET CONSISTS OF:
This total is broken down by:
$919,000 (State and Federal Funds)
$738,500 (Mental Health Levy funds) – passed first levy in November 2017.
OHIO'S BEHAVIORAL HEALTH BOARD SYSTEM
This bill ensured that mental health services were available throughout Ohio.
Mental Health Act
This act expanded the roles and responsibilities of the Boards.
House Bill 317
The passing of this bill added the alcohol and drug addiction responsibilities to most Boards.