ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)--GOV. kathy HOCHUL ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $3 MILLION IN STATE FUNDING FOR 13 NEW BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CLINICS ACROSS THE STATE.  

“We’re continuing to build on our national leading work to make mental health and addiction care more accessible to all New Yorkers regardless of where they live or their socioeconomic status,” said Hochul. 

THESE STATE DOLLARS WILL BE ADMINISTERED by THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE OFFICE OF ADDICTION SERVICES AND SUPPORTS.  

THE STATE FUNDING IS PART OF THE GOVERNOR’S $1 BILLION MULTI-YEAR PLAN INTENDING TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF INDIVIDUALS WITH UNMET MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS.  

GOV. HOCHUL SAid THESE NEW CLINICS WILL HELP ADDRESS CO-OCCUrRING DISORDERS. SHE ALSO HIGHLIGHTS INVESTMENTS INTO MOBILE MEDICATION UNITS.  

“And again, it’s all about that integrated care, that there’s not one size fits all that you come here for one service you go there for another. It’s all under one roof and that’s the power of what we’re talking about here,” said Hochul.   

THE GOVERNOR ALSO ANNOUNCES AN ADDITIONAL $11 MILLION TO HELP INDIVIDUALS LACKING INSURANCE COVERAGE.  

“We want to make sure that people's ability to access service, it's all about access, is not affected by their ability to pay. And that's what this is, why we're talking about – regardless of where they live, what their socioeconomic status is, their income levels, they all deserve to heal,” said Hochul. 

GOV. HOCHUL SAid THESE NEW CLINICS WILL HELP SERVE THOUSANDS OF NEW YORKERS.