All Texas Access

The All Texas Access report documents the implementation of Senate Bill 633, 86th Legislature, Regular Session, 2019 (S.B. 633). This report is the result of ongoing collaboration between the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), local mental health authorities (LMHAs) and local behavioral health authorities (LBHAs). The report explores how access to mental health services could be improved in various rural Texas communities and how increasing regional capacity for mental health services could impact:

  • The cost to local governments of providing services to people experiencing a mental health crisis;
  • The transportation of people served by an LMHA/LBHA to mental health facilities;
  • The incarceration of people with mental illness in county jails; and
  • The number of hospital emergency room visits by people with mental illness.

The All Texas Access Report (PDF) includes a background, All Texas Access data, regional plans, a statewide analysis, legislative recommendations and appendices.

The All Texas Access Background Report (PDF)  provides a general overview of mental health services in Texas. The background is designed to provide context for the rest of the report.

All Texas Access Data

The All Texas Access Report Data and Metrics (PDF) shows fiscal year 2019 data for:

  • The estimated cost to local governments of providing services to people experiencing a mental health crisis;
  • The estimated transportation costs of people served by an LMHA/LBHA to mental health facilities;
  • The estimated number of people incarcerated with mental illness in county jails and the estimated cost of people incarcerated in a county jail; and
  • The estimated number of visits to hospital emergency room visits by people with mental illness and the estimated charges for hospital emergency room visits by people with mental illness.

All Texas Access Regional Plans

S.B. 633 directed HHSC to identify LMHA/LBHAs serving at least one county with a population of 250,000 or fewer, assign those LMHA/LBHAs to groups of at least two authorities and develop plans with each group that would increase or improve mental health care access or services in ways that reduce incidents of mental health crisis. Each of the regional group’s boundaries align with seven state hospital catchment areas:

All Texas Access Analysis and Recommendations

All Texas Access Appendices

This section includes the report appendices.

Questions?

Email the All Texas Access team.