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For Non-Emergent Services Please Call 1-800-448-5498

Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority emergency services 989-895-2300 or 800-327-4693

Huron Behavioral Health emergency services 800-356-5568

Montcalm Center for Behavioral Health emergency services 989-831-7520 or 800-377-0974

Shiawassee County Community Mental Health Authority emergency services 989-723-0710 or 800-622-4514

Tuscola Behavioral Health Systems emergency services 989-673-6191 or 800-462-6814

Welcome to the Access Alliance of Michigan web site!

Access Alliance of Michigan is the Managed Care division of Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health.  Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority (BABHA) is the pre-paid inpatient health plan (PIHP) for the Bay, Arenac, Huron, Montcalm, Shiawassee, and Tuscola County region known collectively as “Access Alliance of Michigan,” which operates under both an organized health care arrangement (OHCA) agreement and contracts executed under the Intergovernmental Transfer of Functions and Responsibilities Act (ITFRA). 

As the PIHP, BABHA is legally responsible for the delivery of medically necessary services and supports for Medicaid beneficiaries in the six county region.  BABHA contracts with the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) for all Medicaid funds in the region.  The Community Mental Health Services Programs (CMHSP’s) in each defined catchment area are responsible for the delivery of services and supports to consumers with mental illnesses, severe emotional disturbances, and developmental disabilities under contracts with both BABHA (for Medicaid covered services) and the MDCH (for General Fund covered services).  The CMHSP’s are officially designated as Comprehensive Specialty Supports Networks (CSSN’s).  The CSSN designation means that the entity is itself a network of both direct-operated and contracted providers.  The CSSN’s are each responsible for the management of its own contracted provider networks.

 BABHA has developed a managed care organization of regional scope, which is the division of BABHA known as Access Alliance of Michigan (AAM).  The AAM is responsible for the management of access to care, authorization or monitoring of consumer care consumption or utilization, ensuring adequate provider resources to respond effectively to consumer needs, and for the payment of provider claims. 

The affiliate CMHSP's that make up the "Access Alliance of Michigan" region are:

Please feel free to contact us, or our affiliates, at any time.  If you are interested in becoming a part of our regional provider network, please click here.

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Access Alliance of Michigan
A Division of Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health
201 Mulholland
Bay City, MI 48708

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