(PHOENIX – Apr. 14, 2020) – Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H), an innovative leader in behavioral health, continues to closely monitor local and national COVID-19 reports through the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in order to protect the health and safety of its clients and employees.
“These are unprecedented times, but we are continuing to provide behavioral health services to our clients,” said Southwest Behavioral & Health Services president and CEO Steven Sheets. “Our dedicated employees are committed to serving our clients and supporting them through this time of uncertainty.”
All community-based and outpatient clinics remain open. In addition to in-person services, SB&H is offering telephone and telemedicine appointments to provide even easier access to services.
SB&H requests that if individuals want to offer support, they should consider making an online financial gift on the SB&H website.
If individuals are sick and require services, they can reach out to the following to discuss options for treatment:
About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Incorporated in 1974 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services provides services in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. Our Mission: “We inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.” SB&H offers an array of programs to meet the unique needs of the communities we serve. These include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach and school-based counseling; services throughout the lifespan for members with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); and four opioid replacement clinics throughout the state that are working tirelessly to save lives and help alleviate the statewide crisis. More recently, integrated care and value based contracting have been initiated to offer a more flexible and culturally sensitive approach to clients served and resolve the historical challenges of fragmented care. For more information on SB&H, please visit www.sbhservices.org.