Terry Reilly Health Services is among five centers in Idaho that will get a share of $1.2 million of mental-health and substance-abuse grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Terry Reilly operates clinics around the Treasure Valley that primarily serve low-income and uninsured patients. It will use a $250,000 annual grant to hire new providers in Ada County.
Terry Reilly plans to add the equivalent of more than two full-time positions — a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a psychiatric registered nurse, a social worker/alcohol and drug counselor and a peer support specialist will share full-time and part-time work.
The extra staffing will make it possible for Terry Reilly in Boise to provide 1,900 more behavioral-health services per year and improve its training, screening and referrals, the organization said.
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The other clinics that won grants are in Pocatello, Glenns Ferry, Coeur d'Alene and Plummer.
The administration providing the grants says Idaho's new funding will create or expand behavioral-health care for 3,861 Idahoans.