How Can I Find Free or Low-cost Mental Health Services in My Area?

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Government-funded Mental Health Services

Government-funded mental health services are available in many areas and can provide crucial support to those in need. Here are some examples of such services:

  • State Mental Health Programs

    State mental health programs often provide outpatient mental health services, including psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and individual therapy. These programs are required to provide mental health crisis response services and are one of the fastest ways to get care in a mental health emergency.

  • Community Service Boards (CSBs)

    Many states have CSBs that offer a wide range of mental health services, including crisis intervention, case management, and outpatient therapy. These services are often available on a sliding-fee scale or at no cost to individuals who qualify based on income and need.

  • Federal Resources

    Some federal agencies offer resources for identifying health care providers and help in finding low-cost health services. These resources can include information on how to access treatment for mental health conditions, including free or low-cost care options.

  • Medicaid and Medicare

    Medicaid and Medicare are government-funded programs that provide health insurance to low-income individuals and those with disabilities or over the age of 65. These programs often cover mental health services, including therapy and medication management, and may be available at little to no cost to eligible individuals.

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)

    FQHCs are community-based health care providers that receive federal funding to provide primary care services in underserved areas. Many FQHCs also offer mental health services on a sliding-fee scale, making them an affordable option for those in need of care.

By exploring these government-funded mental health services, individuals can find the support they need to address their mental health concerns, even if they have limited financial resources.

We list multiple options for free or sliding scale mental health treatment. You can callĀ  us at 800-684-1749 to speak with someone or go to our HOME page and start your search.