The Durham Center is responsible for ensuring that Durham County citizens who seek help for mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse receive the services and supports for which they are eligible to achieve their goals and to live as independently as possible. The Durham Center is also responsible for making sure Durham County citizens receive quality services and their individual rights are protected.
The Durham Center is a Local Management Entity (LME). When North Carolina began implementing its mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse service system reform in 2001, local area programs like The Durham Center became managers instead of providers of care.
The Durham Center is now responsible for managing finances, service authorizations, contracts with direct service providers, service quality, and regulatory standards , developing the service array and ensuring appropriate customer choice. It no longer directly provides mental health, developmental disabilities or substance abuse services.
The Durham Center contracts with more than 140 service providers in the area to provide mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse services to children and adults in Durham County. For those clients who do not speak English, we can provide a list of providers who speak languages other than English. All of our providers meet established standards of care. – less–ZoomInfo