Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS)

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Clinical Management for Behavioral Health Services (CMBHS) is a web-based clinical record keeping system for state-contracted community mental health and substance abuse service providers.

The system was deployed December 14, 2009 and has been implemented across the state to DSHS-contracted substance abuse and mental health treatment service providers with rollout concluding in September 2013.

In addition to an electronic health record, CMBHS also serves as a clinical tool which includes diagnostic and treatment plan capabilities. CMBHS supports data exchange across contracted substance abuse service providers and between DSHS and other state agencies to coordinate care. The CMBHS system combines the electronic health recordkeeping requirements for both mental health and substance abuse treatment providers in a single system.

To recieve notification of changes and updates to CMBHS-related web pages, please subscribe to receive CMBHS updates via email. Please note: This announcement service only provides notice of updates to content on CMBHS-related web pages, not updates to the CMBHS system itself.

Monthly CMBHS Teleconferences

Please join us for a series of monthly calls to facilitate discussion and information sharing between CMBHS users, all other interested stakeholders, and CMBHS project staff. Should you have any questions before or after the call, please write to For technical support, please call the CMBHS Help Desk. Please see the CMBHS Teleconference Page for a schedule of call dates and information on joining the call.

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Last updated December 2, 2016