Ohio gets $2M in funds for mental health services

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Eight facilities in Ohio are getting a total of $2 million in federal funding to support or expand mental health services for thousands of residents.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently announced the award.

The health centers will use the money to hire new mental health professionals, integrate models of primary care, and add mental health and substance-use disorder health services.

The agency says 221 health centers in 47 states and Puerto Rico have received $54.6 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support such behavioral health services.

In 2013, Ohio health centers saw more than 26,000 behavioral health patients.

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