History of RHS
Rehabilitative Health Services (RHS) was established in August 1998 by, Tony Bell LSW, DeVere Hunt MS, CRC, CPRP and Bruce Hampton LSW. RHS operates with an Executive Team which consists of the current four owners, DeVere T. Hunt (CEO) MS, CRC, CPRP; Heather Moore (VP Clinical Operations) BSN – RN; Blake Bingham (VP CB Operations) CPRP; and Brett Hampton (VP Therapeutic Operations) LCSW.
We have provided mental health services to the community of South Eastern Idaho since our inception. On average RHS serves an estimated 1500 clients at any time with an annual clientele service of over three thousand patients per year. Currently, we serve most major private insurance patients, Medicaid, Medicare, Optum Idaho Medicaid, and True Blue/Blue Cross Special Needs Program. We also offer a private pay/sliding scale fee for service program as well. RHS is also an approved site for The National Health Service Corp. Below is a timeline history of our company and services that we offer.
Community Based (CBRS) services
Behavioral Health Clinic Services
Financial Advocates of South East Idaho (Formally FSI)
1999: Psycho Therapy Counseling
First Private ACT Team Services in Idaho
Case Management Services
2002: First Annual Mental Health Symposium which has occurred annually for 19 years
2003: Sahara House – Women’s Transitional Living Home
-Provided crisis housing, short term and long term transitional living
2004: Woodruff House – Men’s Transitional Living Home
-Provides crisis housing, short term and long term transitional living
2008: Children’s Psycho-Social Rehabilitation Program (Currently CBRS Services)
2009: National Alliance of Mental Illness presence
2012: Family Medical Clinic (Primary Care Services)
2014: Peer & Family Support Services
Substance Abuse and Addictions Treatment
-GAIN Assessment Administration and Group/Individual Counseling
Trauma Informed Care Treatment Conference with BHC
2014: Contracted to manage Behavioral Health Community Crisis Center
2017: Contracted with Genoa to place in house pharmacy
2018: Center for Hope Contract initiated
2019: Contracted to manage Southeast Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center
2019: Formed partnerships with DHW and IDOC to provide services through grant funding. Re-entry and
2020: Psychological testing
2021: Addiction Trauma and Recovery group and individual therapy
Rehabilitative Health Services was established in Aug 1998 and is currently in its 24th year of operation. Tony Bell LSW, Chief Operations Officer and DeVere T. Hunt MS, CRC, Chief Executive Officer are the owners and executives of RHS. We currently operate with an Executive Team consisting of the four owners: DeVere T. Hunt MS, CRC , Heather Moore RN; VP Clinic Operations, Blake Bingham CPRP; VP of Community Based Operations, and Brett Hampton LCSW; VP of Therapeutic Clinical Operations.
We have provided services to the mental health population in South Eastern Idaho since our inception. We will list our experience in bullet form to facilitate easy access reading and information gathering. They are not chronological but more service type ordered.
Current Staffing and Administration provider for
The Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho (BHCC)
RHS is the current vendor for all services at the BHCC and has functioned in this capacity since Dec 2014. In November of 2016, RHS signed a Sole Source Contract with Bonneville County to continue to provide all behavioral health and medical services at the BHCC. In March 2017, RHS signed an addendum to add the Crisis Center Administrative Director position. RHS signed the current contract for services Nov 2017, we continue to provide all services, and have been the BHCC vendor for all staffing since its inception, and day to day operations since Mar 2017.
Current Staffing and Administration Contractor for
The South East Idaho Behavioral Crisis Center (SEIBCC), located in Pocatello Idaho
RHS was successful in bidding for the RFP for Region 6 Crisis Center SEIBCC. We were awarded the contract by Bannock County in Dec 2018 and successfully opened the Region 6 Crisis Center on April 15, 2019. We coordinated with Portneuf Health Trust for facilities and Bannock County for services. We provide all staffing for the facility, including administration, medical, behavioral health and security as well as all day to day operations for the Center.
Verbal presentation to JFAC July 2018
As recently as July of 2018, DeVere Hunt presented to the JFAC committee in Pocatello at their traveling work session at the Pocatello Public Health Building on the importance of funding Crisis Centers across the state and to reevaluate the proposed 50% sustainability of Crisis Centers. During the 2019 Legislative session the discussion of creating a daily bill rate was presented and this is the current plan by DBH to help all centers to reach 50% sustainability. It is unknown at this time what impact creating a Medicaid and Private Insurance based day rate will do in helping all Centers to reach sustainability expectations.
Face to Face meetings with Ross Edmunds, Department of Health and Welfare
In February of 2018, RHS also presented to Ross Edmunds, Director of Department of Behavioral Health on the importance of each region in the state to be awarded a Crisis Center contract to meet the needs of the citizens of Idaho with behavioral health challenges and limitations.
RHS Volunteered work with Region 6 Committee to bring a Crisis Center to their Region
RHS has volunteered our time to the community of Region 6. Providing all information and education to any and all agencies public and private, about what a Crisis Center is, how it can impact a community, the benefits to the citizens of Region 6, as well as attending public educational meetings in hopes of establishing a Crisis Center to Region 6. RHS has done this due to our belief of the importance of Crisis Centers being available to as many citizens of Idaho’s behavioral health community as possible.
Facility Consultation with Portneuf Health Trust
RHS provided consultation to Portneuf Health Trust to assist them in facility development for what the needs are for a building to support a Crisis Center in Region 6. This included architectural design and clinical design and flow for the Crisis Center.
RHS Consultation for Region 3 and Region 5 crisis implementation
RHS has also volunteered their time to Region 3 Crisis Center team members over the past eight months in assisting them in understanding the needs of their community and how a Crisis Center should be implemented in their community. RHS also provided consultation to Region 5 Crisis Center prior to the opening of their regional Crisis Center, and continues to coordinate with Lifeways© vendor awarded the contract for the Region 3 Crisis Center, which opened on April 21, 2019.
Ongoing consultation for State of Idaho Crisis Centers
We currently, through our position of being the original pilot contracting agency for Crisis Centers in the state of Idaho, as well as with our role in providing contracting services to two of seven state of Idaho Crisis Centers; provide experiential education to any and all Crisis Centers across the state in an attempt to create a level of consistency in data gathering and reporting. To ensure that data gathered can be meaningful when reported to the JFAC committee and all other bodies of government during the legislative session.
In 2013 and 2014, RHS worked with Representative and Senators Jeff Thompson, Janet Trujillo and Dean Mortimer in advocating for the Crisis Center to be awarded in Idaho Falls over other regions in the state. Other areas of experiential expertise, we have been members of the Mental Health Providers Association of Idaho for the past 18 years. This statewide association advocates for mental health services in the state of Idaho. DeVere T Hunt served as the Elected Mental Health Director of the IACP as well as the Legislative Committee Chair for this association. He and others at RHS have testified to legislatures on multiple occasions, primarily to the Health and Welfare Committees and the JFAC Committee. We recognize the significance of legislation and how services are provided through authorization and recommendations through the Department of Health and Welfare, our Legislatures and ultimately the Governor of Idaho. RHS worked with legislators and specifically traveled to Boise to represent and testify to JFAC during the budget hearing, prior to the legislative vote on the community Crisis Center budget for 2014. We also hosted multiple legislators in our office advocating for them to vote in favor of the Crisis Centers back in early 2014.
Region 7 Crisis Center Task Force
RHS was very active in working on the Crisis Center Task Force in bringing the Crisis Center to region 7. This working knowledge of the goals and plans for the BHCC in Region 7 was very beneficial in us partnering with the County to establish the BHCC. We also assisted in writing sections of the RFP for the BHCC. RHS recognizes the need for a Crisis Center, not only in Region 7 but also in all other regions throughout the state. We have, on numerous occasions, represented the BHCC as the staffing contractor in our communities from Driggs to Pocatello. We are advocates for behavioral health services, particularly in regards to the need to have Crisis Centers in every region of the state.
Financial Advocates of Southeast Idaho (FASI) 501(c)3
We have an association with and provide two board members to this nonprofit entity, primary services provided are Representative Payee Service for clients receiving Social Security Benefits. They serve over 200 recipients throughout Southeast Idaho. Est. 1998. FASI also functioned as the fiscal agent for multiple grant to the BHCC we continue to partner with FASI for grants to benefit agencies and clients in our community.
o RHS Annual Mental Health Symposium; May 2019 was our 17th annual presentation to the community Est. 2002
o RHS Hustle for Mental Health is an annual 5K fun run for a community partner that is in need of financial assistance.
RHS Hustle has donated approx.. $50,000 to community partners in the past 7 years as follows:
• 2015 – $3700 raised for the BHCC
• 2016 – $4500 raised for The Haven Homeless Shelter
• 2017 – $8150 raised for The Center for Hope
- 2018 – $9,350 raised for the BHCC
- 2019 – $10,000 + for QRF Phoenix / a local veterans group.
- 2020 – $10,500 to Soldiers of Hope
- Trauma Informed Care Treatment Conference, Sept 2014,
Partnering with Behavioral Health Center (BHC)
Number of Clients in Service with RHS:
On average RHS serves an estimated 1500 clients at anytime with an annual clientele service of over 3000 patients per year.
Current Insurance Population
– All Major Private Insurance Patients
– Medicaid and Medicare
– OPTUM Idaho Medicaid
– Molina Idaho Medicaid
– TruBlue Idaho Medicaid
– Private Pay
– Sliding Fee
– RHS is an approved site for The National Health Service Core.
Current services that we provide to our community:
Psychiatric Clinic Services, est. 1998
– Supervision – Dr. Kane Kishiyama MD, Psychiatrist
o Physician’s Assistant
o Pharmacological Medication Management
o Registered Nursing Services
o Pharmacy Coordination Services
o In Clinic Lab
o Contract with Genoa Pharmacy – in house pharmacy services
Psycho Therapy Counseling, est. 1999
o Individual Counseling
o Family Counseling
o Group Counseling
o Parenting Classes
o Duel Diagnosis (Drug and Alcohol)
o Contracts with District 93 for in school psychiatric services
Primary Care Physician, est. 2012
– Supervision – Dr. Joe Anderson MD, EIRMC ED Provider
o Healthy Connections Provider
o Primary Care / Family Practice Medical Clinic
- Health and Physicals
- Wellness Check ups
o Blood Draws for Lab
Community Based Rehabilitation Services CBRS; (Previously PSR)
o Adults, est. 1998
o Children, est. 2008
Substance and Addictions Treatment, est. 2014
o GAIN Assessment Administration.
o Group and Individual counseling sessions.
First Private ACT Level Services in the State of Idaho, est. 1999
Case Management Services, est. 1999
Peer Support Services, est. 2014
Family Support services est. 2016
Board Member seat on our Regional NAMI board.
Over 10 years ago NAMI requested our support and offered RHS a board seat to provide support for our local NAMI chapter. Currently Lauri Hayes our HR and Quality Assurance Officer sits on this Board of Directors.
RHS Partners with Genoa Pharmacy; est 2017
This is the first Behavioral Health Provider in Southeast Idaho to partner with an in house pharmacy.
Current Service Locations and Offices
– Ammon / Idaho Falls – All Services,
– Rigby – Office Location – All services except Medication Management
– Blackfoot – CBRS / CM / Peer Support / Family Support
– Rexburg – CBRS / CM and Peer Support
– Victor / Driggs – CBRS / CM:
– Pocatello & Region 6 – SEIBCC – Administration of Region 6 Crisis Center