Peer Support Specialist

  • Description of Peer Support Specialist – Individual in a journey of recovery who has a serious mental illness who is now receiving or has received services from the public mental health system. [This is a requirement for any Peer Support Specialist certified after July 1, 2011.] Because of their life experience, they provide expertise that professional disciplines cannot replicate. Individuals employed as Peer Support Specialists serving beneficiaries with mental illness must meet MDHHS specialized training and certification requirements. Peer Support Specialists who assist in the provision of a covered service must be trained and supervised by the qualified provider of that service. Peer Support Specialists who provide covered services without supervision must meet the specific provider qualifications. (MDHHS: Provider Qualifications Per Medicaid Services & HCPCS/CPT Codes
  • Wellness & Recovery Room: Peer Support Services of CMHSAS-SJC
  • Peer Providers (on SAMHSA website)
  • Peer Recovery Services and Supports (MDHHS Website)