Reimagining Behavioral Health

Integrating Addiction and Mental Health Services

Reimagining Behavioral Health

Reimagining Behavioral Health

New York State is exploring ways to further integrate addiction and mental health services to better meet the needs of all New Yorkers.

With the goal of treating the whole person, the Office of Addiction Services and Supports and the Office of Mental Health are revisiting ways to best serve their shared population.

A series of listening sessions were held to gather input on the value of unified behavioral health services.


A New Way Forward

New York is leading the way toward integrated and recovery-oriented behavioral health treatment. Mental health and addiction services are closely connected. Individuals can have co-occurring disorders and require a treatment/recovery plan that addresses all their behavioral health needs.
The Office of Addiction Services and Supports and Office of Mental Health have worked and continue to collaborate on numerous projects, including Medicaid Redesign Initiatives, the CHAMP Ombudsman Program, Integrated Service Providers, and a joint Behavioral Health Service Advisory Council.
The state held a series of public listening sessions/meetings for service recipients, providers, and members of the public to comment and provide feedback on how to further unify systems of care and better support and serve New Yorkers with addiction and mental health issues.

Behavioral Health

Get Help

The Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) and Office of Mental Health (OMH) oversee the delivery of behavioral health services in New York State.

For help and hope 24/7, call the New York State HOPE line at 1-877-8-HOPENY or Text HOPENY.