Welcome to the northern michigan regional entity

The Northern Michigan Regional Entity (NMRE) is the PIHP for 21 northern Michigan counties. This means the NMRE manages the Medicaid funding for the behavioral health services in the region. This includes contracts with Community Mental Health Service Programs (CMHSPs) which provide mental health services to adults with a severe and persistent mental illness, children with a severe emotional disturbance, and individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. The NMRE also contracts with providers for Substance Use Disorder services across the region. For persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, the NMRE and the CMHSPs (also referred to as CMHs) are committed to provide integrated services. 

In addition to making sure that services are available within the region, the NMRE must watch over the quality of care given to persons served as well as control costs. Each CMH, and the NMRE, monitors the services and providers in the region. 
Everyone at some point in life needs a little help and support. It is important that you and your family receive the right care, at the right place, and at the right time. Services are available to residents of the 21-county area who have Medicaid, are uninsured, and/or are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code. If you, or a family member, are eligible and in need of behavioral health services, you will be provided with: 

  • Confidential services, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year;
  • Help for your behavioral health needs;
  • Person-centered planning and the opportunity to ask questions, make choices, and help decide what your plan of services will be;
  • A safe, clean and comfortable setting for receiving services;
  • Respectful and dignified services at all times.