MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SERVICES
IN RUTHERFORD AND CLEVELAND COUNTY
Local mental health agency number:
Cleveland: Pathways MCO: 1-800-898-5898 www.partnersbhm.org
Rutherford: Smoky Mountain Center MCO
For Smoky Mountain Center TTY Calls: 1-800-855-2280
Local hospital number:
Cleveland: Cleveland County Healthcare System 980-487-3000
Behavioral Health 1-800-418-2065
Rutherford: Rutherford Regional Health System 828-286-5000
Local police number: Emergency 911
Cleveland: Non-emergency Sheriff 704-484-4822
Rutherford: Non-emergency Sheriff 828-287-6247
Serves Rutherford: Mobile Crisis Management: 1-888-573-1006
NAMI-NORTH CAROLINA: 1-800-451-9682 Helpline www.naminc.org
NAMI-NATIONAL: 1-800-950-NAMI www.nami.org
STATE DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH: 919-715-3197
FAMILY SUPPORT GROUP: 3rd Tuesday of the month 7:00-8:15 pm
Cleveland County Red Cross Building 1333 Fallston Road Shelby
EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS: 4th Tuesday of the month 7:00 pm
Rutherford Regional Health System Crawford Building
Statewide Mental Health Merger:
What does this mean for you?
As far back as 2001, our North Carolina mental health system has been managed by twenty-five Local Management Entities (LME’s). These LME’s managed the delivery of services to individuals with mental illness, intellectual and developmental disabilities and substance abuse.
All LME’s across the state will merge together into a larger Managed Care Organizations (MCO) to meet the new statewide requirements. The state’s strategic plan called the 1915(b)(c) Medicaid Waiver includes two major components:
- The formation of MCO’s have just about been implemented and are ready to replace the current LME’s in order to meet increased population requirements in the areas they will serve.
- The distribution of state Medicaid funding directly to these newly created Managed Care Organizations (MCO’s)
NAMI Rutherford-Cleveland is very encouraged that more direct funding will hopefully mean Medicaid dollars will be used more effectively in our local community. We commit to supporting a smooth transition and will advocate for persons who have a mental illnesses to ensure that their needs are met.
Partners Behavioral Health Management will service Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba, Burke Iredell, Yadkin, and Surry Counties. Partners website is:
Western Highlands will service Rutherford, Madison, Polk, Mitchell, Yancey, Buncombe, Henderson, and Transylvania counties. Western Highlands Network website is: http://www.westernhighlands.org/
Map of MCO’s http://www.ncdhhs.gov/mhddsas/lmemap7-12.pdf