CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates is building a presence in the public policy arena that can't be ignored. With more than 1,330 community health centers with over 40,000 health center staff that provide care to 1 in 6 Californians, together we can ensure that our health-care safety net remains strong and stable.
We can’t do this alone. We need to raise our voices together to make sure we are heard and remain a priority for each of our legislators.
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Help Improve Access to Mental Health Care Services: Support Senate Bill 66 (Same Day Visits)
Tell your lawmakers we need to allow health centers to bill for patients who require a mental health service on the same day as other medical services. Mental health services are already tough to access. Our patients currently must overcome many barriers and challenges to receive mental health services. By not allowing same-day billing is another undue burden we are placing on our patients and health centers.
Senator Atkins and Senator McGuire introduced Senate Bill 66 which will require California to allow community health centers to bill Medi-Cal for two visits if a patient is provided mental health services on the same day he or she receives other medical services.
They can’t ignore this problem any longer. We need to reduce barriers to ensure all of our patients get the help they need- when they need it!
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To learn more more about Senate Bill 66, visit our State Legislation Page.
Secure Long-Term Funding For Community Health Centers
It’s August and Members of Congress will be home throughout the August recess and it is the perfect opportunity to reinforce the importance of extending health center funding before September 30th. With the legislative activity we have already seen to extend health center funding (click here for a recent recap ), it is evident that there is strong support for health centers and the work that each of you do every day to serve the patients in your community.
Take action today to keep the pressure on your Members of Congress! Thank them for their efforts to date. Ask them to take action as soon as possible to extend health center mandatory funding before the September 30th deadline – as much funding as possible (room for growth) for as long as possible (stability).