System of Care- Community for Early Signs and Symptoms

Burrell Behavioral Health was established as a private, not-for-profit community behavioral health center in 1977.  Today, Burrell serves over 38,000 children, adolescents, adults, senior adults and families each year.  


CARF accredited, Burrell is one of 25 Administrative Agents of the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services.  As an administrative agent, Burrell is responsible for delivering essential mental health services to defined priority populations in a seven county area of southwest Missouri and an eleven county area in Central Missouri.  With a staff of nearly 1,400, Burrell currently operates from 26 primary locations in southwest Missouri and 11 primary locations in central Missouri, and provides community and professional education, consultation, evaluation, outpatient, residential and inpatient services, home-based services, school-based services, substance abuse, developmental disabilities services, as well as 24-hour crisis assistance.

Burrell has received local, state and national recognition for its innovation, broad continuum of care, initiatives in health/behavioral health integration, children services and for its community service.  Burrell is the only organization to have received three National Excellence Awards from the National Council of Behavioral Healthcare.

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This project, publication/report/etc. was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM063402-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

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