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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 Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of clients served 1305247367367367
Percent of customers satisfied with Adult Behavioral Health Services (ABH) 2N/A95%95%95%95%
Percent of clients showing improvement in functioning and decreased symptoms - BASIS 24 Scale 3N/A71%75%75%75%
1  Number of clients served was impacted, during FY21, by COVID-driven closures and social distancing mandates.
2  The program was unable to distribute customer satisfaction forms due to COVID-19 and social distancing during FY20.
3  Collection of this measure has been complicated by COVID-19 and staff turnover. Collection and reporting will resume in FY21.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved175549011.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-87566-1.00
FY23 Approved166792410.50