Behavioral Health Resource Networks (BHRNs) are established in Senate Bill 755. A BHRN is an entity or group of entities working together to provide substance use services in Oregon. They serve people with substance use disorders or harmful substance use.
At least one BHRN must be established in every county and Tribal area.
Services provided by the BHRNs must be free of charge to the client. BHRNs must bill insurance for services where possible before using grant funds.
Each BHRN must provide trauma-informed, culturally specific and linguistically responsive services. Services include but are not limited to:
- Screening for health and social service needs.
- Screening and referral for substance use disorder.
- Access to an individualized intervention plan.
- Case management.
- Low-barrier substance use disorder treatment.
- Harm reduction services.
- Peer-supported services.
- Mobile and virtual outreach.
- Referral to appropriate outside services.