Helping you find access to quality behavioral health services


Central PA Behavioral Health Collaborative

Improve access to health care services for Medical Assistance recipients

Improve the quality of health care available to Medical Assistance recipients

Stabilize Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance spending

Welcome to the Central PA Behavioral Health Collaborative (CPBHC), Inc., dba Blair HealthChoices.  We provide an integrated behavioral health program that offers access to quality, cost-efficient services and support.  Blair HealthChoices contracts with the Department of Human Services to administer the Behavioral Health HealthChoices Program in Blair County.  HealthChoices is the name of Pennsylvania’s managed care programs for Medical Assistance recipients.  Through a subcontract with a Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization, recipients receive quality health care and timely access to appropriate mental health and/or drug and alcohol services.

Community Care

Blair County’s Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization

Child & Adolescent Services

Specialized services designated for children and youth.

Adult Services

Specialized services designated for adults.


Blair HealthChoices CARES about helping people find their path to recovery. 


High Fidelity Wraparound (HFW) is a unique, team-based planning process that engages youth and families.

System of Care

System of Care (SOC) is a national initiative under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration with a focus on improving behavioral health outcomes for children and their families.

Blair County SOC is a new initiative with a goal of uniting youth, families, providers, and system partners to create an environment where youth and family voice is at the center of our work and all systems can partner to improve services and supports across the county.

Child and adolescent behavioral health services
Happy family, mental health wellness

Get Involved!

A Stakeholder is an individual or organization that has an interest in mental health and/or substance abuse. A Stakeholder is one who can impact or be impacted by the mental health and/or substance abuse system.

We are committed to effective Stakeholder engagement. Your input and participation are essential to help us achieve our vision and core values. You can help ensure that policy and decision making is developed with the best available information.


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