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Mental Health Services Facing Financial Crunch – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 3/10/2020 at 9:26am

Vaya Health, which oversees funding for services related to mental health, substance abuse and intellectual/developmental disabilities in 22 counties, including Transylvania, is under “severe financial stress,” according to County Commissioner Page Lemel.

During the recent Transylvania County Board of Commissioners meeting, Lemel referenced Vaya’s financial situation.

Vaya manages Medicaid, federal, state and local funding, working with various agencies, such as the nonprofit Meridian in Transylvania County, to provide the necessary services to more than 1 million people in the re...

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