School-based Services

To learn if school-based services are available in your area or to inquire about how to bring these services to your child’s school, please call our Behavioral Health Resource Center at 207.973.6100.

We believe that a mentally healthy community for our youth includes schools working together with behavioral and physical healthcare providers, and social services. As every academic team knows, it is sometimes the environmental and emotional needs that are the biggest barriers to obtaining wellness and academic success. One way we target these barriers is through integrated care between Northern Light Acadia Healthcare and schools. 

Listed below are the school-based offerings for academic Year 2020-2021

Student-based Mental Health Center

The Student-based Mental Health Center is a partnership between Northern Light Acadia Healthcare and your school comprised of three types of services: Traditional outpatient therapy billed to insurance,
traditional school social work, and Behavioral Health Home case management. The Student­-based Mental Health Center includes a Master's degree-licensed clinician who will be dedicated at your school site(s) for all of the academic year. 

Behavioral Health Home (Case Management) School Liaison

The Behavioral Health Home (BHH) is a holistic form of psychiatric and developmental case management reimbursed by MaineCare. The Behavioral Health Coordinator School Liaison (or case manager) is available to any school interested in partnering via a Memorandum of Understanding with Northern Light Acadia Healthcare's Behavioral Health Home. For every six mutual Behavioral Health Home clients at a school, a Behavioral Health Coordinator (BHC) is able to spend up to a day on the school site or in the community specifically working with the school's identified BHH clients. While there to serve the Behavioral Health Home clients, the BHC is available as a resource to school staff and families for any community or resource needs. The BHC School Liaison also assists with the transition of clients to and from the school to any Acadia program.

Current school districts that use Acadia's School-based Services include:

Old Town, RSU 32
Newport , RSU 19
Orono, RSU 26
Hampden/Winterport, RSU 22
Orrington/Dedham, AOS 47
Baileyville, AOS 90
Lee, MSAD 30

To learn if school-based services are available in your area or to inquire about how to bring these services to your child’s school, please call our Behavioral Health Resource Center at 207.973.6100.