Support for IndividualsSharing a journey to wellness.
Health Affiliates Maine understands that everyone struggles with mental health or substance abuse issues at some point in their lives. Our mission is to increase access to mental health services by normalizing this reality. We all need help sometimes, and HAM is here to provide guidance, resources, and support as you begin your journey to wellness.
HAM offers outpatient counseling services throughout Maine in private, confidential offices. Our providers are licensed, highly skilled professionals who work with youth, adults, and families. We will help you find the right care team and the right treatment plan to build resilience and take control of your health and well-being.
Support for Health ProfessionalsBuilding strong communities.
When an individual in your care needs mental health services, Health Affiliates Maine will work quickly to align the best resources. Our knowledgeable referral coordinators place your client with the right professionals, ensuring that recovery can begin quickly.
Support for Schools
Health Affiliates Maine can place licensed, Master’s-level clinicians in your school to support the mental health needs of students and faculty. HAM bills services through insurance and therapists offer on-site treatment at no cost to the school. Schools only need to provide a private location for therapy sessions. Clinicians will also consult with teachers and administrators to develop strategies aimed at increasing students’ success in school.
Additional benefits include:
- Assistance in times of tragedy, disaster, or emergency
- Two free hour-long staff trainings per year on issues currently affecting faculty
- Case management services when additional resources for students are needed
- Increased student success and ability to learn
Contact our School Based Services Coordinator
Cindy Mailhot, LCSW
Behavioral Health HomeNavigating Life. Recovering Resilience.
BHH Services for Adults
Integrated, Collaborative, Community-based Care for the Whole Person
Our Behavioral Health Home program is an innovative, community-based service that coordinates your medical and mental healthcare with your other wellness needs. This integrated approach empowers individuals to increase independence and self-management while providing resource support, community connections, and assistance with goal setting.
Through the Behavioral Health Home program you will have access to a team of health professionals, available to speak with you “live” from 8am-5pm, including:
Your wellness coordinator manages the coordination of all your medical and mental health services and helps you identify the right resources to support your goals for treatment. Educational group sessions are also available to further support you and your goals.
Peer/Family Support Specialist
You may choose to develop a relationship with a Peer Support Specialist–someone who has been through similar life experiences–in order to confidentially talk to and connect with a person who understands what you are going through. Additional opportunities to participate in Peer Support Groups are available.
Nurse Care Manager
Your Nurse Care Manager coordinates communication with your primary (PCP) and specialty medical care providers, monitors health outcomes, and provides information and support on managing illness and preventing hospitalization.
Your Supervisory Team ensures the highest quality care through ongoing case review by:
- Clinical Supervisor
- PCP Consultant
- Psychiatric Consultant
You will also have the option to participate in a variety of groups related to specific medical conditions, skill development and personal care management, peer-advocacy and support, and other wellness and mental health topics.
Behavioral Health Home services are currently available in Androscoggin County, and we are accepting referrals for adults in Oxford and Southern Franklin County. Please call us to find out if we will be covering your area soon!
Do You Qualify for BHH?
Adults who have a qualifying mental health diagnosis and full MaineCare eligibility are eligible for our Behavioral Health Home program. If needed, we can assist in setting up assessments to determine eligibility.
BHH Services for Children
Join a supportive team dedicated to helping your child access the resources needed to thrive.
The BHH program for children is a community based, integrated approach to providing care that addresses mental health, medical, and other resource needs. This collaborative approach increases your ability to get your child’s needs met while focusing on wellness education and self-management tools for independent, ongoing success.
BHH Might be Right for your Child if…
- You feel like your child spends too much time in the emergency room because it is the only way to get his or her needs met.
- You feel like providers don’t talk to each other and this continues to delay or create inconsistencies in your child’s care.
- You want to keep your child’s current therapist and/or doctor while accessing additional support.
- You are a parent who could benefit from talking to another parent who has been where you are.
- You are ready to transition your child out of traditional case management.
- You are a youth who feels your voice is lost among providers.
Does your Child Qualify for BHH?
Children ages 0-21 with a mental health, Autism, or other development diagnosis and full MaineCare eligibility will qualify.