Children's Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI)

The Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) is a state program that makes sure children with behavioral health (mental health and/or substance use) or emotional needs get the necessary services to do well at home, in school, and in the community.

CBHI services

Eligible children and teens under the age of 21 can get home- and community-based services, including:

For more information

For more information about CBHI, please see the Important Notice about MassHealth Behavioral Health Services for Children and Youths under Age 21 or call us at 888.257.1985 (TTY: 711), Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. We're happy to help.

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