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Program Description

  Adult Behavioral Health Services

Adult Behavioral Health Services is an Outpatient Mental Health Center (OMHC) that serves a primarily immigrant population with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are site based and include psychiatric evaluation and medication management, individual, group and family therapy, as well as office-based management services. Collaboration with family members, collateral treatment providers, and formal and informal community supports is an integral part of the treatment process and is highly encouraged. The program accepts public benefits such as Medicare and Medical Assistance but also utilizes the annual Department of Health-Behavioral Health Administration sliding fee scale. Most of the clinical staff is bilingual in English and either Spanish, Vietnamese, or French, and clients speaking other languages are assisted using the Language Line, a telephone translation service.

Program Contacts

Contact Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Lindsay Lucas of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2766 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of clients served340305367367367
Percent of customers satisfied with Adult Behavioral Health Services (ABH) 195%N/A95%95%95%
Percent of clients showing improvement in functioning and decreased symptoms - BASIS 24 Scale 276%N/A75%75%75%
1  The program was unable to distribute customer satisfaction forms due to COVID-19 and social distancing requirements. Surveys will be distributed again in FY21.
2  Collection of this measure has been complicated by COVID-19 and staff turnover. Collection and reporting will resume in FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY22 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved175382910.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.16611.00
FY22 Approved175549011.50