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Free Mental Health Screenings
Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health welcomes you to the online screening for depression. This free screening is made available to all community members and is taken anonymously. The screening is provided so that you may find out - in a few minutes - whether or not professional consultation would be helpful to you.
Click here for your Free Screening
Making Behavioral Healthcare and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Possible - Close to Home
Providing services and supports for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, serious emotional disturbance and substance use disorder needs.
We are here to help.
Mental illness is a brain disorder like any other illness.
It is real.
It is common.
It is treatable.
And, nothing to hide.
Healing a Disease Through Recovery
Addiction is a disease, and just like any other chronic illness, it can be recovered from:
Treatment and recovery support services are as effective as treatments for other diseases, such as asthma or diabetes.
Recovery positively affects individuals, families, and communities.
What is Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health (BABH)?
Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health is the community mental health agency for Bay and Arenac counties, providing an array of community behavioral health and substance use disorder programs and services. BABH is also a governmental Michigan Community Mental Health Authority that manages contracts for providers of public mental health and substance use disorder services for community mental health agencies in Arenac, Bay, Huron, Montcalm, Shiawassee and Tuscola counties.
BABH is a community mental health provider, a prepaid health plan for Medicaid for people with mental health and Developmental Disabilities, and a coordinating agency for substance use disorder providers for those six counties in mid-Michigan.
Who We Serve
We are authorized by Michigan Mental Health and Public Health Code to serve certain sectors in providing behavioral health services and supports to people with:
• developmental disabilities
• serious and persistent mental illness
• children with serious emotional disturbance, and
• substance use disorder needs
Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health provides services to people who are enrolled in the Medicaid program or meet the priority population definitions in State law. Many of these persons also have no other health insurance and are financially impoverished. Services are provided without regard to race, color, nationality, religion, political beliefs, gender, age, health status, disability, or ability to pay as defined in Michigan's state law or regulations.
Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health also provides Emergency Services to anyone in the community, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you are having a personal crisis or psychiatric emergency call: 1-800-327-4693.
Emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call: (989) 895-2300 or
If you or someone you know are in danger of harming themselves or others, dial 911 or contact your local authorities.
To request non-emergency behavioral health services in Bay or Arenac counties, please call:
Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health clinics are located in Bay City at 201 Mulholland and 1010 N. Madison; and in Standish at 1000 W. Cedar. The BABH Board administrative office is located at 201 Mulholland in Bay City. Office hours are 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
TDD for the hearing impaired (989) 895-2295.
Foreign language translation and information on audio tape available.