Customer Services at KCMHSAS

Role of Customer Services

The Customer Services office of Kalamazoo Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services is here to help you. The primary responsibilities of our Customer Service agents are to:

 

  • Provide an initial welcome and an orientation of the services and benefits available through the community mental health and substance abuse service system, as well as an overview of the network of providers in our service system.
  • Provide information about how to access mental health, substance abuse, primary health and other community services.
  • Provide information about how to access the processes that are in place to protect the rights of the people we serve. This includes providing assistance to file grievances, complaints, or appeals.
  • Provide assistance with questions and problems about community benefits.

Contacting Customer Services

  • Customer Services hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • You can call our Customer Services line at (269) 553-7000 or toll-free at 1-877-553-7160. Calls are answered live during business hours. If you call outside business hours you can leave a message, and if you need a call-back outside our normal hours, please let us know, and we will accommodate your needs.

Grievance and Appeals

  • Customer Service representatives can assist individuals with filing a grievance or complaint about services.  If you have a complaint about your services, please call Customer Services directly at (269) 553-7000 or toll-free at 1-877-553-7160.
  • Click here to have your concerns sent directly to a Customer Service Representative.

Administrative Hearings

The Michigan Administrative Hearing System (MAHS) for the Department of Community Health (DCH) provides administrative hearings to those requesting a hearing or those who do not agree with a decision made by the DCH contracted agency (any agency, organization or health plan contracted by the DCH that either determines eligibility for a department program, or delivers a service provided under a department program to a beneficiary, patient or resident). The MAHS for the DCH issues timely, clear, concise and legally accurate hearing decisions and orders. Read more about MAHS for DCH and Administrative Hearings.

 

  • To understand more about Administrative Hearings, please access the pamphlet here.
  • You can print a Hearing Request Form by clicking the link.
Available Information

Our Customer Handbook covers many topics of interest about our agencies and the services we provide, and rights and responsibilities of the people we serve. The Customer Service office can also provide you with a written copy of the Guide. You can also ask Customer Services for other items like:

 

  • Recipient Rights booklets are available in both English and Spanish.  You can access them by clicking English or Spanish
  • A directory of all of the agencies we contract with to provide supports and services
  • Informational brochures about our agencies - both affiliate partners and provider network service agencies
  • Information about community services that are available
  • Information about benefit programs like Medicaid and how to effectively work within these programs
  • Informational brochures about specific materials related to mental health and illnesses, substance abuse issues, and developmental disabilities.
Guides
Click on links below to access information in either English or Spanish.

Southwest Michigan Behavioral Health Customer Handbook/ Versión española próximamente



Location

The KCMHSAS Customer Services office is located at:
2030 Portage Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
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