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Office of Mental Health

Adult Behavioral Health Home and Community Based Services (BH HCBS)

Apply to be a BH HCBS Provider

BH HCBS Provider Manual

BH HCBS Plan of Care Workflow

Designated BH HCBS Providers

Increasing Access to BH HCBS

Adult BH HCBS can help you achieve your life goals and be more involved in your community.

These services can help with:

Daily Living and Social Skills

  • Gain or Regain life skills like making social connections or budgeting
  • Learn how to advocate for yourself and negotiate relationships
  • If needed, get treatment and rehabilitation services in your own home

Education and Employment.

  • Individual Employment Support
    • Choice of employment goal and benefits counseling
    • Support in finding and keeping a job
    • Support to help you stay on the job and start career planning
  • Education support to start, return to, or graduate from school to learn skills to get or keep a job

Peer and Family Supports.
Get help from people who have been there

  • Get support from people who are in recovery
  • Give your family and friends the knowledge to help support you

Managing Crises.
Crisis Respite Services help you manage mental health and substance use crises in a safe environment

  • Come to a safe place to stay in the community and be supported by people who also have lived experience with mental illness and substance use disorders
  • Learn coping skills and how you might be able to prevent crises in the future


BH HCBS are available for people 21 and over who are enrolled in a Medicaid Managed Care Health and Recovery Plan (HARP) and found eligible after completing the NYS Eligibility Assessment.

People enrolled in a Special Needs Plan (SNP) may also be eligible for BH HCBS

  •    NYS Eligibility Assessment
    • NYS Eligibility Assessments are completed with Health Home Care Managers or State Designated Entities
    • HARP members and their care managers use the NYS Eligibility Assessment to develop a Person-Centered Plan of Care
    • After the assessment, care managers work together with HARP members to identify and select Home and Community Based Services to include in the Plan of Care.

    Please contact OMH Managed Care with any questions, comments or problems you may be experiencing with this site. If you would like to file a complaint about behavioral health managed care, please visit the Information on Filing a Complaint Page. Providers, if you have any questions about the managed care implementation, please complete and send a question form.