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Southeastern Mental Health Authority

About SMHA

A Message from Rick Callahan, MA, LPC, LADC, Acting Chief Executive Officer

The Southeastern Mental Health Authority (SMHA) is both a provider of behavioral health services and responsible for administering all Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) contract funded behavioral health services in Southeastern Connecticut.  Programs and services are recovery focused and help people who experience psychiatric disabilities manage their symptoms and achieve their own vision of healthy and productive lives as citizens of their communities.

Through access to a continuum of treatment and support services, persons can achieve the goal of a meaningful and quality life including stable housing, employment, higher education, and access to health care.  Success is measured in the improvement of the lives of the persons served.
See SMHA’s Mission, Vision & Values.

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SMHA is accredited by The Joint Commission which is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States.  Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards. 

To report a complaint to the Joint Commission, use one of the following options:

E-Mail:  complaint@jointcommission.org

Fax:  (630) 792-5636

Mail:  Office of Quality Monitoring, One Renaissance Boulevard, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois  60181

The Joint Commission can only evaluate complaint information in terms of its relevance to compliance with their accreditation or certification standards. 


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