Philly looks to help those on Medicaid in need of behavioral health services

Pat Loeb
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am



PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphians on Medicaid, who need mental health or addiction services, now have a new resource. The City of Philadelphia announced that it has created a website just for Community Behavioral Health.

Behavioral Health Commissioner David Jones says the website shows what services are available to the 700,000 Philadelphians who are eligible, and where to get them.

“We know that people are more likely to participate in treatment when the behavioral health provider is nearby,” he said.

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Jones says the wealth of information is partly to make up for the ever narrowing help coming from the federal government.

“They are, to me, limiting information about market plans and they are actually also limiting access,” he said. “We really feel like we want to make sure that Philadelphians who are eligible for Medicaid have even more information and even greater access.”

The new city website is