For CBH’s full webpage of COVID-19 information and resources, click here.
PA DHS Support and Referral Helpline
The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) announced yesterday that the Department of Human Services (DHS) launched a statewide Support & Referral Helpline staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will be available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency and refer them to community-based resources that can further help to meet individual needs. The toll-free, round-the-clock support line is officially operational.
The number to call is 1-855-284-2494 (TTY 724-631-5600).
To create and staff the support line, DHS has partnered with the Center for Community Resources (CCR), an experienced regional crisis and call center provider based in Butler County and licensed to provide crisis services.
CBH Provider Notices
Two Provider Notices were issued today:
- Continuation of Operations Plan for Bed-Based Treatment Settings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- CBH-Specific Staffing Documentation Requirement
OMHSAS Webinar: Practical Review of Alcohol Withdrawal Management During the Coronavirus Pandemic
The Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) has partnered with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) to provide a webinar training on ambulatory withdrawal management due to concerns of alcohol withdrawal with the state liquor store closures. The webinar is scheduled for Monday, April 13, 2020, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.