In Missouri, Community Mental Health Centers, designated as Administrative Agents by the Missouri Department of Mental Health, are the primary treatment providers for both adults and children in the Department of Mental Health’s Comprehensive Psychiatric Services Division.


In accordance with State Statute 632.050 RSMo, these designated centers serve as entry/exit points in each geographic area, into and from the state mental health delivery system, offering a continuum of comprehensive mental health services.



All member agencies are accredited or certified by one or more of the following:

  • Joint Commission

  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)

  • Council on Accreditation (COA)

  • Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH)


Member agencies have provided comprehensive community mental health care and/or substance abuse treatment services and support for an average of 40 years per agency.


The network of the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare provides a comprehensive array of psychiatric and substance abuse treatment services and supports as appropriate for children/adolescents, adults and senior adults.

Core Services

Each member Community Mental Health Center provides all of the following:

  • Screening and Assessment

  • Case Management

  • Medication Management

  • Outpatient (Individual, Group, Family)

  • Inpatient (Provide or Access)

  • 24-Hour Emergency Services

  • Community Support

  • Education and Prevention


Specialized Services

Additionally, each member agency provides several of the following:

  • Substance Abuse Treatment

  • Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Specific Disorder Treatment Programs

  • Crisis Stabilization

  • Professional Parent Homes/Therapeutic Foster Care

  • Specialized Outpatient Programs for Children/Adolescents

  • Residential for Children/Adolescents

  • Residential for Adults

  • Pre-Vocational and Supported Employment

  • Supported Housing