Clay County Hospital

Award / $25,000

Priority / Health Innovation

Location / Flora, IL Clay, Wayne, Marion, Effingham and Richland counties of focus

Grant Summary:

Clay County Hospital is seeking funding for expansion of its Behavioral Health Services to residents of Clay and surrounding counties in order to fill a gap in services for patients with chronic behavioral health conditions. Through the utilization of telepsych, the purchase of screening and testing tools, and employment of an additional on- site counselor, this expansion will improve access to mental healthcare to the vulnerable and underserved in these rural counties, alleviate the number of patients waiting long periods of time for services, and allow for treatment in appropriate and proper care settings close to home.