Greater Portland Health Received Substance Use and Mental Health Services Funding Last Month


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Last month, Greater Portland Health received a $293,750.00 grant award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support providing expanded substance use and mental health services.  HRSA announced recently it would provide more than $4.9 milion going to seventeen (17) Maine community health centers in its expanding access to quality substance use and disorder and mental health services award.

This award is one of multiple awards described in a recent HHS announcement that supports HHS five point opiod strategy to combat the national opiod crisis.

At Greater Portland Health, (“GPH”) this funding will support a Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) funding provider’s time, medical assistants and a clinical social worker that is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor to expand access to substance use and mental health services, including medication assistant treatment to patients in the greater Portland area through our Greater Pathways Program, according to a press release from Ann Tucker, CEO.

“We are committed to ensuring all members of our community have access to health services, regardless of their ability to paya.  “GPH” offers  a sliding fee scale program and we accept, Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurances,” wroteTucker, CEO.

Maine received this funding based on a formula, with a 15% set-aside for the ten states with the highest mortality rate related to drug overdose deaths.

For more information, please call:  207 874-2141, x 3892

NOTE:  Did you hear that:  Dump Trump has appointed Mary Mayhew to run the Medicaid program nationally?  As commissioner of the DHHS under Governor LePage, she was opposed to its expansion in Maine.