Community Mental Health treatment is not offered in Utah in the way it is
presented in this article. It states that services are offered on a sliding fee
scale. Sorry DN, community mental health centers in Utah only provide services
to those on Medicaid & Medicare. They will do a Psych Evaluation, but
without either Medicaid or Medicare insurance someone seeking treatment will be
turned away. Even those on PCN (Primary Care Network) will be turned away from
mental health services. The budget cuts in Utah have lead counties & the
state to cut services. Mental health services are difficult to obtain in Utah.
Private insurance is very limited in covering services as well. Mental health
parity is a must.
I can totally see how many mentally ill people become homeless, regardless of
anyone's desire or willingness to help. Employer-provided insurance is no
help to the hopeless, but maybe it can help prevent some from going over the