Cost of Services:

BHR services are provided without charge to the individuals who receive the services.

Client Rights:

As a person served by BHR you have the right:

  1. To be informed of your rights in understandable language through verbal and/or written communication;
  2. To receive prompt evaluation, care and treatment;
  3. To be actively involved in treatment decisions;
  4. To be informed about treatment in clear language and have access to treatment records in sufficient time for decision making;
  5. To receive services in the least restrictive environment;
  6. To receive services in a clean and safe setting;
  7. To be the subject of research only with your informed written consent;
  8. To not be denied services because of race, gender, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, national origin, disability or age;
  9. To confidentiality of records in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations;
  10. To be treated with dignity and addressed in a respectful age appropriate manner;
  11. To be free from verbal, physical and financial abuse, neglect, corporal punishment, humiliation, threats or exploitation;
  12. To initiate a complaint about BHR services without fear of reprisals in accord with BHR’s Complaint and Grievance Policy.
  13. To access private mental health and /or medical or legal professionals at your own expense;
  14. To receive BHR’s assistance with referrals to self-help and advocacy group support services.

In addition to number 12, the right to complain directly to BHR, you have the right to file a complaint with the Department of Mental Health Client Rights Monitor, or the Department of Mental Health Division of Consumer Affairs. See contact information below:

Client Rights Monitor, Office of Consumer Affairs

Department of Mental Health
P.O. Box 687
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Client Responsibilities:

In order to provide you with the best possible care, we ask you to:

  • Provide us with complete and accurate information
  • Notify us promptly if you are unable to attend an urgent appointment if one is scheduled for you.