COVID-19 and Behavioral Health
COVID-19 and State-Funded Services
DMHDDSAS is committed to maximizing the reach and flexibility of North Carolina’s behavioral health and I/DD services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are the flexibilities and other resources we have put in place to help ensure consumers, providers, and LME/MCOs are able to maintain service levels during this time.
Below are Temporary Alternative Service Definitions (ASD) that will be in place during the pandemic. Although each has been requested by one LME/MCO, they have been approved for all of North Carolina’s LME/MCOs to utilize at their discretion and within available resources.
|Temporary ASD||Approval Memo||Requesting LME/MCO|
|Assertive Engagement||Memo||Trillium Health Resources|
|Disaster Outreach and Engagement for IDD||Memo||Trillium Health Resources|
|Home Monitoring through Virtual Supervision systems (HMVS)||Memo||Trillium Health Resources|
|Disaster Individual Rehabilitation, Coordination, and Support (DIRCS) Services.||Memo||Trillium Health Resources|
|Psychosocial Rehabilitation During Disaster||Memo||Alliance Health|
|Rapid Response Team (RRT)||Memo||Trillium Health Resources|
|TIP-Comprehensive Clinical Support (CCS)||Memo||Cardinal Innovations Healthcare|
|Case Support YP215||Memo||Cardinal Innovations Healthcare|
|ASD Day Treatment During Disaster||Memo||Alliance Health|
|DWI Services Program Guidance||March 27, 2020|
|COVID-19 Service Guidance for State Funded Behavioral Health Services||March 26, 2020|
|3-Way Bed Guidance||March 26, 2020|
Managing Your Mental Health
Managing your own mental health and building resilience are important, especially now.
The Hope4NC Helpline (1-855-587-3463) connects North Carolinians to additional mental health and resilience supports that help them cope and build resilience during times of crisis.
The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) is a new initiative in partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation. It provides mental health and resilience supports for health care professionals, emergency medical specialists, first responders, other staff who work in health care settings and their families throughout the state who are experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response.
The NC DHHS COVID-19 Response page has additional resources to help manage your mental and overall health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
DMHDDSAS has developed some strategies for counties to support behavioral health and I/DD services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Calls and Webinars
|Date||Recordings, transcripts and documents|
|05/04/2020||Audio Recording, Transcript|
|05/11/2020||Audio Recording, Transcript|
|05/18/2020||Webinar Recording, Webinar Slides|
|Date||Our State and our Nation are Hurting|
|Date||COVID-19 - Recordings, transcripts and documents|
|03/26/2020||Webinar Slides, Audio Recording|
|04/03/2020||Webinar Slides, Audio Recording|
|05/21/2020||Webinar Recording, Webinar Slides|
|06/11/2020||Webinar Recording, Webinar Slides|