Because of sustained funding for our services, we were able to serve 8,271 individuals this past year. This is the largest number of individuals we have ever served and we are proud of being able to efficiently use our dollars to achieve greater service outcomes. Though we have reduced waiting lists, the demand for treatment services, along with the expected need for employment and housing, continues to plague far too many of our consumers.
Looking at our agency with an overview of the community’s many unmet needs, there are three services we provide that cut across all the areas of treatment that can make a significant difference in the improved functioning of those who suffer from behavioral health disorders. They are: Medical Services, Emergency Services and Case Management Services. Medical Services (Psychiatry) operated at an annual deficit of 600 thousand dollars. Emergency Services (Crisis Intervention) operated at an annual deficit of 700 thousand dollars. Case Management had no funding to expand to larger populations (current funding only covers individuals with serious mental illness and intellectual disabilities).
Despite these challenges Region Ten was successful in providing the following basic services to our communities:
- 24 Hour Emergency Services ………………….. 767 served
- Outpatient/Case Management……………….. 2325 served
- Day Support Services…………………………….. 128 served
- Residential Beds……………………………………315 served
- Residential Support………………………………..164 served
A further breakdown by individual city/county for FY 2014 shows:
- 1852 Albemarle County residents were served at a cost of $8,633,742
- 1949 Charlottesville City residents were served at a cost of $17,590,842
- 744 Fluvanna County residents were served at a cost of $2,412,893
- 608 Greene County residents were served at a cost of 1,647,935
- 913 Louisa County residents were served at a cost of 2,333,657
- 524 Nelson County residents were served at a cost of 2,090,507
Region Ten begins to address cross-cutting deficits through the Governor’s GAP plan:
- This 10 step plan will expand health care to over 200 thousand Virginians
- The first step of the Governor’s plan, providing integrated care to 20 thousand seriously mentally ill Virginians will fund Region Ten in providing behavioral health services to approximately 200 currently uninsured consumers.
- By establishing Health Homes, the GAP plan will improve the coordination of care for seriously mentally ill adults and children who are already covered by Medicaid and have a serious mental Illness. Region Ten’s partnership with Martha Jefferson Hospital is a prime example of what a health home can look like. One of Region Ten’s future goals is to have this center certified as a Health Home
In lieu of Medicaid Expansion, Governor McAuliffe has proposed his GAP plan. Please click here to visit the Governor’s website and for more information on this plan to fill the medical/behavioral services access needs of these Virginians.
The Governor promotes Medicaid Expansion
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe speaks on Medicaid Expansion.
Other Intersting Statistics:
- Overall, the current adult drug court program produces about $2.21 in benefits for every $1.00 spent; this program saved Virginia taxpayers over $18 million in fiscal year 2012.
- Nationally, 20 percent of children and adults experience a mental disorder. Less than half get the treatment they need.(Learn More about Region Ten’s Children’s Case Management, Assessment and Diagnostics, Prevention, Child/Adolescent Outpatient, and Therapeutic Day Treatment).
- In 2006/07, Jail Diversion services in Virginia produced a savings estimated between $1.2-$2.5 million dollars in jail and hospital bed costs by providing 5,983 hours of intensive case management services.(Click here to learn more about Region Ten’s Jail Based Services).
- In Virginia it is estimated that annually there are 30 excess emergency room visits per 1000 individuals that are attributed to substance use. (Click here to learn more about Region Ten’s Adult Outpatient Services and Substance Abuse Counseling Services).