How to Get Started

How do you obtain services?

By phone, referral or by personal contact with the office nearest you. Our screening and intake process will assure you are directed to the appropriate program and level of care.  

What type of counseling is provided?

BVBH provides long and short-term treatment for a variety of mental health and substance abuse needs for adults and children. Some common mental health issues that we treat include depression, anxiety, anger control, family/relationship difficulties, parenting, trauma and other behavioral health concerns. Some common substance abuse issues that we treat include alcohol, marijuana, opioid, methamphetamine and other addiction concerns. Co-occurring/Dual Diagnosis counseling and Substance Abuse Education Groups are also available (Education Groups are available in Beatrice and Auburn).

What will the service cost?

Private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or other third-party payers cover many services. A Sliding Fee Scale is available to individuals meeting guidelines according to state and federal standards, as allowable by law. 

Who provides the service?

The BVBH staff includes: Provisional/Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (P/LMHP), Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioners (LIMHP), Licensed Psychologists (Ph.D., Psy.D.), Social Workers (LCSW), Provisional/Substance Abuse Counselors (P/LADC), Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners (APRN), Psychiatrist (MD), Community Support Workers and Support Staff.

Are there Registration Forms I can fill out ahead of time? 

Registration, billing and other necessary paperwork will need to be completed at the BVBH office prior to your initial contact. Arriving 30 minutes prior to your first appointment will allow enough time to get this done. If desired, you may complete the majority of the Registration paperwork and obtain some of these materials by printing off these forms identified below prior to your initial appointment There may be some additional Registration paperwork to sign when you arrive for your appointment. A symptom checklist will also need to be completed at that time.