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737 Delaware Avenue, Suite 101
Buffalo, NY 14209

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(716) 936-RIDE (7433)
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Behavioral Health Ombudsman

Save the Michaels is partnered with New York State’s behavioral health ombudsman program which makes accessing and entering treatment easier.The Community Health Access to Addiction and Mental Health Care Project, “CHAMP,” pofits for New Yorkers facing insurance obstacles to treatment, to make sure anyone who seeks treatment–gets it, regardless of their ability to pay.

CHAMP educates New Yorkers about insurance rights and helps families navigate complex health insurance systems. CHAMP can also help resolve issues related to:

  • Insurance coverage;
  • Referrals to treatment services;
  • Claim denials and appeals;
  • Network Adequacy*

*This is an insurer’s duty to offer a sufficient number of in-network options. If you have questions or concerns about your insurance or have NO insurance at all, please call Save the Michaels at 716.984.8375 and ask to speak to our CHAMP Representative.