State funded mental health services for children under
age 18 are administered through the Children's Mental Health Bureau of
the Health Resources Division of the Montana Department of Public Health
and Human Services.
Through the Medicaid program, the Bureau manages the following services for children who are seriously emotionally disturbed:
* Children's Mental Health Services Plan (CMHSP)
The bureau also manages a small non-Medicaid program for seriously emotionally disturbed children called the Children's Mental Health Service Plan. This plan is limited to low-income youth who are within 160 percent of the federal poverty guidelines and who are not eligible for Medicaid or the Healthy Montana Kids program (HMK). Enrollment may be limited due to a capped appropriation.
CMHSP provides community-based outpatient psychiatric services, medication
management and psychotropic drug assistance. To apply, a parent or legal
guardian should fill out a HMK
application, indicating a need for mental health care, and submit
it to the Healthy Montana Kids (HMK) program.
* Supplemental Services Plan (SSP)
Limited funding for supplemental services, including room and board, is available with TANF maintenance of effort money. The purpose of the service must be to support family stabilization/reunification efforts. Eligibility is for families with income under 185% of federal poverty levels. Duration of services is limited to no more than four calendar months in a federal fiscal year.
Page last updated: 10/29/2012