Quality

BHAT is dedicated to ensuring that all Texans have access to the highest quality mental health services.

Quality and comprehensive evidence-based practices will lead to more meaningful outcomes for individuals so they can live healthy and productive lives in their community.

Choice

BHAT is dedicated to increasing consumer choice for mental health services in Texas.

State law acknowledges the private sector and requires managed care entities to develop networks of public and private mental health providers. We are committed to working with policymakers and stakeholders to grow the private sector to ensure Texans have choice in providers when seeking mental health services.

Access

BHAT is dedicated to ensuring that all Texans have access to professional mental health services.

Texas ranks 45 of 50 states and DC in a nationwide access to care ranking (Ranking the States, Mental Health America). Given the high numbers of uninsured and low levels of government spending in the state, many Texans are unable to obtain treatment, which results in over-utilization of emergency rooms and an over-representation of individuals with mental illness in the criminal justice system.