SPRINGFIELD — Behavioral Health Network Inc. (BHN) will hold a ribbon cutting and celebration for its newly-launched BHN WellBeing, born out of the state’s new Community Behavioral Health Centers (CBHC) designation, today, Jan. 27 at 11 a.m. at 417 Liberty Street, Springfield.
The event program will begin at 11:15 a.m., followed immediately by a ribbon cutting for the new center. The program will include remarks from Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno, BHN President and CEO Steve Winn, BHN Senior Vice President Katherine Mague, state health officials, and legislators. State Sen. Jacob Oliveira and state Rep. Carlos Gonzalez are confirmed to be in attendance.
BHN WellBeing, which officially launched on Jan. 3, is a new model of behavioral-health services designed to streamline and shorten wait times for individuals seeking behavioral-health treatment with MassHealth and Health New England insurances. The goal is to ensure the right mental-health and substance-use-disorder care when and where people need it: at home, in the community, at a BHN clinic, and/or via telehealth.
BHN WellBeing has two locations: 417 Liberty St. in Springfield and 77 Mill St. in Westfield, which together serve 17 cities and towns in the region via in-person, community-based, and telehealth services.
The hours for walk-in care at both locations are Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those seeking care can also call (413) 301-9355 to be connected to services, or visit bhninc.org for more information.