The Chronicle's article on Valley View Health Centers reports that the health centers will continue to offer behavioral health services after the end of its grant-supported program in June 2017. The program has been supported up to now by the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the University of Washington AIMS Center, and The John A. Hartford Foundation.
Over the last few years, the clinic has worked on making the program self-sustaining and plans on continuing to fund the program through charges for service made possible by the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. It is in the process of contracting with insurance companies to accept as many plans as possible. The clinic also uses a sliding pay scale to help low-income patients get care, “We don’t turn people away if they can’t pay,” said Tre Normoyle, the clinic doctor.