Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network
Marion County Community and Provider Services (CAPS) and the Integrated Delivery System (IDS) agencies maintain an active and open relationship with the Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network (MVBCN) and staff. The MVBCN determines the level of Oregon Health Plan (OHP) funding available for outpatient services for its five county region that includes the IDS service providers in Marion County.
Both CAPS staff and staff from the IDS agencies are expected and supported in participating in activities required by the MVBCN. This includes:
Active participation in quality improvement activities;
Reporting of required and/or requested survey data;
Attendance at trainings and MVBCN/IDS sponsored workgroups;
Reporting of required and/or requested Member data.
The Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network (MVBCN) Mission
The MVBCN is a managed behavioral healthcare organization directed by a partnership of consumer-advocates and service providers who offer a continuum of mental health and chemical dependency services in Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties. The vision of MVBCN is to facilitate access to a regional organization of innovative and high-quality providers who contribute to a healthier community through collaborative participation in affordable, integrated health care. MVBCN contracts with the State of Oregon to provide mental health services for Oregon Health Plan (OHP) members. Substance abuse treatment services for the same population are provided through contracts with Fully Capitated Health Plans in the region. OHP members in the five counties total 64,000 individuals (in August 2005). MVBCN contracts with fifteen public and private organizations in the five counties to provide services. The MVBCN Regional Office provides central administrative services including quality improvement planning and oversight, information systems and financial management.
The Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network (MVBCN) Scope and Mission
MVBCN was founded in 1994 and reorganized in May 1997 as an intergovernmental organization formed by Linn, Marion, Polk, Tillamook, and Yamhill Counties. The Board of Directors of MVBCN is composed of the elected commissioners from those five counties. The Board sets general policies, authorizes contracts and appoints the Regional Advisory Council. The Regional Council carries major responsibility for planning, development and oversight of the regional service delivery system.
To bring forth a range of experience and perspective, the Council includes six people representing consumer, family and/or advocate perspectives, two community-at-large advocates, the health administrators/mental health directors from each county, five representatives (3 private and 2 public) of mental health organizations, five representatives (3 private and 2 public) of chemical dependency treatment organizations, one representative of psychiatric inpatient treatment programs, and one representative of medical-surgical practitioners.
IDS System and Organization Chart
For more detailed information about the MVBCN, please visit their
MVBCN Member Handbook
The purpose of the MVBCN Member Handbook is to explain the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) mental health services available through the MVBCN plan. It does not mean that a person needs the services described in the handbook. OHP automatically enrolls people in the MVBCN plan. An OHP member’s Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP) Medical Care ID lists MVBCN if they are a member of the plan.
The handbook is available online from the
MVBCN website. The handbook is available in languages other than English, and in large type and Braille. It is also recorded on audiotape. Contact the MVBCN if you need it in one of these other formats.
- You can call our office at (503) 361-2647.
- If you are outside of Salem, call Member Information at 1-888-315-6822 and ask to be forwarded to the MVBCN office.
- Our hearing impaired members can contact us by using the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: TTY or Voice: 711 – VCO: 1-800-735-3260
Community & Provider Services (CAPS)
3876 Beverly Ave NE Bldg G, Salem, OR 97305
(503) 585-4977 fax (503) 361-2782