The Ohio Council has finalized the results from the most recent COVID-19 BH Provider Impact Survey conducted 7/14/20 – 7/17/20. We received responses from 74 provider organizations representing a diverse and representative sample that describe the impact of COVID-19 on service access and capacity, workforce, and business operations. Here are a few highlights from this survey:
In summary: The latest Ohio Council BH Provider Survey documents the significant use of telehealth services to sustain service access during the pandemic. However, overall revenue has decreased by more than 20% for most BH provider organizations in a mostly telehealth environment. BH Providers have successfully accessed federal loan programs and other one-time resources to offset these losses, sustain workforce, and ensure access to critical behavioral health services. Moving forward, additional longer-term strategies and federal/state investment will be needed to cover the added expenses associated with COVID-19 in order to sustain the existing behavioral health infrastructure and respond to the expected surge in demand for mental health and addiction services.
Teresa Lampl, LISW-S, CEOThe Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers35 E. Gay Street, Suite 401, Columbus, OH firstname.lastname@example.org | 740-358-6567 (cell phone) | www.theohiocouncil.org
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