Feasibility of Expanding Self-Directed Services to People with Serious Mental Illness. 3.2. Allowable Products and Services


SDC programs offer participants much greater flexibility in choosing products, services, and providers than is available in conventional mental health services. Budgets can be used to purchase specialty mental health care as well as many other products and services that are not offered by specialty mental health care providers. Examples of non-traditional products and services that participants in existing SDC programs may purchase using SDC budgets include smoking cessation programs, tuition and other education-related expenses, general medical care, and dental care.

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