Community Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services

Community Behavioral Health, Substance Use Disorder Services, and Physical Health Care.

At Barry County Community Mental Health Authority (BCCMHA), we provide treatment, recovery, and hope for individuals in the most effective, least restrictive manner to create the best possible enivornment for independence and wellness. As a provider of comprehensive behavioral health, substance use disorder services, and physical health care, our continuum of care extends to all ages and is provided in a person-centered, family-driven, and youth-guided manner. Individuals, families and youth have an empowered, decision-making role in how their care is delivered.

In addition, we are excited to be working towards becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC), which allows integrated services that jointly address the medical and behavioral needs of those served. This means we have expanded access and services to include care management, care coordination, and primary care screenings. Our mission has expanded to serve all ages with mild to moderate behavioral health concerns, not just those with severe or persistent needs, including individuals with private health insurance.

Working together for wellness and recovery!

Applied Behavior Therapy

This service is for children under the age of 21 who meet eligibility criteria. Applied Behavior Therapy focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence.


Assertive Community Treatment - ACT

ACT is designed to assist those who have severe and persistent mental illness and who would otherwise struggle to remain independent in the community.  The majority of ACT services are conducted in the community or in client homes. Clients are also encouraged to involve their natural supports in their treatment when possible.


Care Coordination

Coordination of care amongst all treating providers results in more positive outcomes and improved functioning.  Care coordinators assist in referrals to other providers/service organizations, appointment scheduling and follow-up, program eligibility and enrollment assistance, self-management support, assistance with navigation of resources and benefits, and support with transitions of care.   In addition to coordinating services, they also aid in advocating and supporting clients in achieving goals to address social determinants of health (SDOH). 


Care Management

Nurse care managers help individuals identify and work toward health goals, assist with coordination with other health involved health providers, reconcile medications, and complete primary care screenings.  Care management activities include identifying ways to monitor and manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and chronic pain.  Nurse care managers can provide education on medications and health conditions and also assist individuals receiving care from multiple doctors to coordinate care for the best possible outcomes.  All new clients to the agency receive a primary care screening as part of the intake process.


Case Management Services

Case Management offers clients assistance with linkage to community resources, monitoring current needs, coordinating services, and providing advocacy when necessary. Case Management services also assist clients with obtaining appropriate referrals within BCCMHA and the community.


Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic – CCBHC

BCCMHA is working to become a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) which allows BCCMHA to provide integrated services that jointly address the medical and behavioral needs of those served.  CCBHC has enabled us to incorporate physical health care into our service array including care management, care coordination, and primary care screenings.  BCCMHA has not only expanded services, we have also opened our doors to serve those with mild to moderate behavioral health concerns, including those covered by private insurances.  As a CCBHC we are providing holistic care to those in the community to promote overall wellness.


Community Living Supports

This service is designed to help clients increase their personal self-sufficiency, independence, productivity, and community inclusion/involvement.


Consultation and Prevention Services

BCCMHA promotes support and teamwork with other groups for those served. Education programs and community awareness are offered in an effort to prevent problems and stressors from becoming severe mental health problems. Some prevention services are funded in part by the Barry County United Way.


Emergency Services

Services are available 24 hours a day/365 days a year to assist individuals in need. Call: 866-266-4781 and 24/7 Crisis, 800-873-0511


Family Support Subsidy Program

This program provides financial assistance to families that include a child with severe developmental disabilities. The intent is to help make it possible for children with developmental disabilities to remain with or return to their birth or adoptive families.


Outpatient Clinic Services

Outpatient therapy services are provided to individuals, ages 0 and up, who meet medical necessity criteria for Mild, Moderate or Severe and Persistent Mental Illness/Emotional Disturbance and/or Substance Use Disorders. Specialty outpatient services include Infant Mental Health, Veterans, and Trauma. Outpatient services may include one or a combination of the following: group, individual, and/or family or child therapy. Substance Use Disorder Intensive Outpatient Services are available for individuals who may be experiencing more urgent symptoms. BCCMHA aims to provide expedient services and efficient solutions to client problems and/or support for stabilization and recovery.


Peer Support Specialist

Peer Supports provide support and guidance to individuals involved with the mental health and substance use disorder system to help them attain wellness and recovery.


Psychiatric Services

Psychiatric services provide evaluations and monitoring of psychiatric medications for clients referred to this program during intake or during the course of other BCCMHA services.


Respite Services

Respite services assist clients in maintaining a goal of living in their natural home setting. Respite is provided on a short-term basis to relieve the client’s family or primary care-giver(s) from on-going care demands.


Skill Building Assistance

These services assist individuals to increase their economic self-sufficiency and to engage in meaningful activities (school, work or volunteering). These services provide knowledge and specialized skill development and/or support.


Substance Use Disorder Prevention Services

These services include community and school-based programs. Classes and presentations focusing on the prevention of substance use disorder, geared towards youth, families and adults.


Substance Use Disorder Medication Assisted Treatment

BCCMHA’s Substance Use Disorder services program works with a certified Suboxone doctor to assist individuals with narcotics addiction, in staying clean and sober, and rebuilding their life.


Supported Employment

Supported Employment assists individuals with obtaining and maintaining competitive employment. This can include support with job development, assistance in seeking and gaining employment, and the provision of job coaching.


Wraparound Services

This program provides supportive services at home and in the community through collaboration with community partners to ensure safety and stability of families in Barry County.




Hope, Health and Happiness

Use Code: SWMBarry

myStrength is a free online resource to help you self-manage depression and anxiety via computer access, in the privacy of your own home. It is designed to complement direct intervention and support and provides personalized daily articles, videos and quotes for your mind, body and spirit. There are evidence-based learning modules with goals, weekly action plans, and tools to keep you moving forward.

You can sign up for myStrength today by starting your journey below. You will be asked for an Access Code. For Barry County, the code is SWMBarry. After entering the code, please complete the personal profile and/or a brief Wellness Assessment. Once you create the account, you may login directly in the future. For an overview of myStrength, please go to this site: 

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Records are kept electronically in a secured system and are available in accordance with state and federal laws regarding privacy. All privacy rules and recipient rights will be explained at the first visit.



BCCMHA accepts both insurance and self-pay patients. Most out-of-pocket costs are determined by an ability to pay system as specified by state law. This law includes a sliding fee scale to address financial barriers to care. A sliding fee scale will enable the provision of services to individuals consistent with their ability to pay for such services. BCCMHA will work with each individual to assist in understanding cost, services, eligibility, insurance, referrals, and payment options.

Sliding Fee Scale



The rights staff can assist and assure that rights are respected. The Recipient Rights Staff will assist in filing a complaint if an individual believes rights have been violated. Please contact our Recipient Rights Officer at 269-948-8041.


Customer Service

Customer Service is available to talk about service concerns and assist with connecting to other services and community resources. Please contact a Customer Service Representative at 1-866-266-4781 and/or SWMBH Office at 1-800-890-3712.


Accessible and Affordable Mental Health Care

As a provider of comprehensive mental health services, our continuum of care extends to all ages, with a multitude of services including inpatient, outpatient, home-based, school, and community-based programs. We follow a recovery model which emphasizes and supports each individual's potential for mental wellness, empowerment, and social inclusion. Services are provided in a person-centered, family-driven and youth-guided manner. Individuals, families and youth have an empowered, decision-making role in how their care is delivered.