Catawba Valley Behavioral Healthcare (CVBH) is a non-profit comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider serving 4,000 to 5,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities or severe and persistent mental illness annually, primarily in Burke and Catawba Counties.
CVBH was founded in 2005 as part of NC’s behavioral health reorganization. CVBH is governed by a Board of Directors who provides guidance to the organization. CVBH employs dedicated and competent staff to guarantee that the agency runs effectively and efficiently. Many services previously provided by Catawba County Mental Health were transferred to CVBH. CVBH added services in Burke County in 2006. CVBH has won awards for Peer Support and Integrated care services, and is recognized as a leader in Integrated Care in NC.
CVBH is a comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider serving Burke and Catawba Counties, offering outpatient treatment, Peer Support, residential and day services, a jail treatment program in Catawba, Burke and Lincoln counties, an ACTT Team, and Mobile Crisis Management. In 2013, CVBH began providing integrated care as part of its outpatient program, with support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Duke Endowment. CVBH’s efforts to increase capacity in Catawba County include adding walk-in clinics for psychiatric and integrated care, expanding integrated care, improving our electronic health record, streamlining the intake process, and pursuing collaborative relationships with partners such as Catawba Valley Medical Center, Cooperative Christian Ministries, law enforcement agencies, and substance use treatment providers.
In 2015, CVBH began a partnership with several other agencies in Burke County, creating Burke Integrated Health (BIH), a collaborative organization providing one-stop access to primary care and behavioral healthcare. Burke Integrated Health represents a true collaboration between multiple agencies and organizations, all of which are taking additional steps to collaborate, coordinate, eliminate redundancies, and streamline operations. BIH’s goal is to assure easier, faster access to high quality treatment for all of Burke County’s citizens, including both behavioral healthcare and primary care. The creation of BIH is a substantial step toward increasing the system’s capacity in Burke County.
Catawba Valley Behavioral Healthcare continues to pursue additional opportunities to provide high quality services. CVBH is proud to be nationally accredited by CARF which demonstrates our mission to provide high quality, evidence-based services and to continually strive to improve our agency.