Now Available: 2024 CCBHC Impact Report

Erica Stokes | June 24, 2024

The latest data from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing reveals that Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) are significantly improving access to care nationwide. In the past year alone, CCBHCs have served an estimated 3 million people across 40% of U.S. counties, breaking down barriers to lifesaving substance use treatment, crisis services, integrated care, and more for clients in both urban and rural settings (National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2024).

Today, CCBHCs serve an estimated 3 million people, showing consistent yearly growth since the model’s inception. Furthermore, 79% of clinics report serving more people since becoming a CCBHC, with the most pronounced increases seen in states that have adopted the model through Medicaid. These states saw a 33% increase in the number of people served. The most notable growth in service provision was among children and youth, uninsured individuals, and those without a prior source of outpatient care (National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2024).

A significant 87% of CCBHCs offer one or more forms of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder, compared to only 64% of substance use treatment facilities nationwide. Additionally, Medicaid-funded CCBHCs and established grantees have collectively hired 11,292 new positions, with a median of 15 new hires per clinic. The hiring rate was highest among Medicaid CCBHCs, which reported a median of 22 new positions per clinic (National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2024).

Despite the proven success of CCBHCs, many people still lack access to the comprehensive, high-quality mental health and substance use care these clinics provide. To support and expand the CCBHC model, it is our collective hope that the Ensuring Excellence in Mental Health Act (H.R.8543/S.2993) will pass Congress. This bill would further integrate CCBHCs into Medicaid and Medicare, ensuring their place as a lasting component of the healthcare landscape. Additionally, spreading the word about the 2024 CCBHC Impact Report with networks can raise awareness and support for these vital services (National Council for Mental Wellbeing, 2024).

For more information and to download the full report, visit the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s website at


National Council for Mental Wellbeing. (2024). 2024 CCBHC Impact Report. Washington, DC.