In 2011, there were 60,031 hospitalizations for behavioral health-related conditions in Chicago. This is almost twice as many as heart decease (33,689)
Cost, stigma, language and cultural barriers and lack of transportation are additional issues that create challenges to receiving needed services. Inadequate and uncoordinated systems are a significant problem, as evidenced in part by the high numbers of homeless or incarcerated people with behavioral health problems.
Mosaic Therapy provides accessible mental health care onsite and familiar community based locations. Our school based partnerships are located in federally designated health care shortage areas. US Department of Health and Human Services designated these area as a shortage area due to limited providers in mental health, dental care and primary care.
98% of the families we serve in outpatient mental health have avoided going back to the hospital or emergency room for mental health concerns.
Average cost of mental health services outpatient $102.50
Average cost of emergency room visit – $1,233
Average cost of psychiatric hospitalization per day $5,700
We are currently looking for university partners to help us evaluate the effectiveness of integrating outpatient behavioral health care services within school settings. We would love to examine the effects of our program on student achievement, discipline referrals, attendance, LRE settings and parent involvement.