Indigent Psychotropic Medication


The objective of the psychotropic medication funding policy is to establish a consistent and objective set of criteria to determine eligibility for financial assistance for medications that are recommended by a psychiatrist.


It is the policy of Burnett County Health and Human Services (BCHHS) that mentally ill consumers of behavioral health services be offered limited and temporary financial assistance with medications that are prescribed by a psychiatrist if they meet both financial and clinical criteria. Assistance will be in the form of prepayment and consumers will be responsible for re-payment of total cost to the County.