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BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES

The Behavioral Health Services Department is responsible for the administration of the voter approved 0.25% sales and use tax for behavioral healthcare purposes. This includes continuous progress and advancement toward improving the community's connectedness, resilience, and overall behavioral health, lessening inequity in access to care and ensuring the efficiency of behavioral health services across the lifespan, to all residents of Larimer County. 

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Larimer County awards $155,000 for behavioral health programs

09/30/2019

Larimer County awards $155,000 for behavioral health programs

The Behavioral Health Policy Council on September 16th voted to distribute $155,000 in Community Grant Awards from the 2018 voter-approved sales tax funding behavioral health in Larimer County to 18 community partners selected to fill critical gaps in providing behavioral health services.

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09/24/2019

Save the Date: BHS End-of-Year Event

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Shall Larimer County taxes be increased $19,000,000 dollars annually (estimated first fiscal year dollar increase in 2019) and by whatever additional amount as may be raised annually thereafter, for a period of 20 years by the imposition of a .25% (25 cents on $100 dollars) sales and use tax with all revenue from such tax to be used in accordance with the Board of County Commissioners Resolution # 07242018R013 for the following Mental/Behavioral Health care purposes:

  • Provide preventative, early identification, intervention, support, and treatment services for youth, adults, families and senior citizens, either directly or indirectly, who are residents of Larimer County including Berthoud, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Johnstown, Loveland, Timnath, Wellington, Windsor and rural communities of Larimer County through in-person and other delivery methods, which may include tele-services, community based services and other service options and;
  • Acquire, construct, improve, maintain, lease, remodel, staff, equip, and operate new and/or existing mental/behavioral health facilities;

Further provided that an annual report shall be published and provided to the Board of County Commissioners on the designation or use of the revenues from the tax increase in the preceding calendar year consistent with its approved purposes.

A collaborative effort of diverse community stakeholders who have identified gaps in service and developed an efficient and effective continuum of affordable, accessible, behavioral health care to enable our community the opportunity for improved well-being.

To ensure accessible behavioral health care is available when it is needed, providing the right level of care at the right time, every time.

  • Enhance community-based services to shift from an acute- care model to a recovery-based model of care
  • Improve access to behavioral health services in both rural and urban areas
  • Promote emotional health and well-being
  • Reduce substance abuse
  • Reduce attempted and completed suicides
  • Reduce recidivism for individuals with unmet behavioral health issues

Behavioral Health Services

2601 Midpoint Dr., Suite 112
Fort Collins, CO  80525
(970) 498-7126
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