Managed Services Division (MSD)
Behavioral Health Homes
Colleen Harrington, LCSW, MBA, Director (860) 418-6626
Colleen.Harrington@ct.gov 
 
Katharine Willis, LCSW, Clinical Manager, (860) 418-6848
What is a Behavioral Health Home?

A Behavioral Health Home is a healthcare service delivery model focused on the integration of primary care, mental health services, and social services and supports for adults and children diagnosed with mental illness. The Behavioral Health Home model of care uses a multidisciplinary team to deliver person-centered services designed to support a person in coordinating care and services while reaching his or her health and wellness goals.

What services will a Behavioral Health Home provide?

  • comprehensive care management;
  • care coordination;
  • health promotion;
  • comprehensive transitional care;
  • individual and family support;
  • referral to community and support services
What are the goals of the Behavioral Health Home Initiative? 
  • increased access to and utilization of routine and preventative health care services
  • improved health outcomes
  • better quality of treatment
  • improved consumer experience with care; and
  • improved cost effectiveness through declines in the use of hospitals, emergency departments, and other costly inpatient care.
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