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FUNDING
Southwest Behavioral Health Center is a political subdivision of the State of Utah, created by means of an Inter-County Cooperative Agreement between the counties of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington. As such, the Center is supported, in part, by County, State and Federal dollars.

CO-PAYMENTS
All clients are expected to participate in the cost of care and treatment. Client co-payments are set according to a sliding fee schedule, which is based on family income and size. Southwest Behavioral Health Center’s Authority Board approved the sliding fee schedule. No one will be denied services because of inability to pay. Medicaid, Medicare and some insurance companies set their own client co-payments for services.

MEDICAID
Southwest Behavioral Health Center is the prepaid mental health provider for all Medicaid enrollees in the designated counties of Southwest Utah. If you live in the Center’s service area (Beaver, Garfield, Kane, Iron or Washington counties), have a Medicaid card, and need mental health services (psychiatric, hospital or clinical), Southwest Behavioral Health Center is your provider. All of your mental health care must be approved by Southwest Behavioral Health Center before you or any family member can receive services to be paid by Medicaid. Services provided by other physicians or providers MUST be pre-authorized by Southwest Behavioral Health Center. Call one of the offices or (800) 574-6763 toll-free to request services. The office in your area will evaluate the need for services and establish a plan with you. Medicaid clients may qualify for transportation assistance. For more information, contact the Intake Specialist in the office where you receive treatment. For information on Southwest Behavioral Health Center’s formal grievance process, contact the receptionist at one of the offices.

Transportation to and from appointments is available to Medicaid and other eligible clients who are receiving services at SBHC and have no other means of transportation. In some cases, transportation is provided by taxi in communities that offer these services, or by special ADA-equipped buses in St. George & Cedar City, and/or by center-owned vehicles when available. For most clients, SBHC also makes available reduced fare passes on the public inner city bus system in both St. George & Cedar City.

DISCRIMINATION
Southwest Behavioral Health Center does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, creed or religion, color, disability, sex, national origin, ancestry, or political affiliation or any other designation stipulated by applicable state and national law.

RECORDS
Southwest Behavioral Health Center retains clinical client records for a minimum period of six (6) years after the last client contact date.


As required by Utah Law Southwest Behavioral Health Center publishes all of its public meetings on the "Utah Public Meeting Notice" (UPMN) web site.

 

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