Vaya Health is a public managed care organization (MCO) that oversees Medicaid, federal, state and local funding for services and supports related to mental health, substance use disorder and intellectual/developmental disabilities.
We operate in 22 western North Carolina counties: Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Caldwell, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey. Our region is home to more than 1 million residents who may be eligible for our prevention, treatment and crisis services.
As a political subdivision of North Carolina, we value quality, integrity and accountability.
Our mission, vision and values
MISSION: “Who We Are”
Vaya Health is a public manager of care for individuals facing challenges with mental illness, substance use and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. Our goal is to successfully evolve in the health care system by embracing innovation, adapting to a changing environment and maximizing resources for the long term benefit of the people and communities we serve.
VISION: “What We’re Building”
Communities where people get the help they need to live the life they choose
VALUES: “What We Believe In”
- Person-Centeredness: Interacting with compassion, cultural sensitivity, honesty and empathy
- Integration: Caring for the whole person within the home and community of an individual’s choice.
- Commitment: Dedicated to partnering with consumers, families, providers and others to foster genuine, trusting, respectful relationships essential to creating the synergy and connections that make lives better
- Integrity: Ensuring quality care and accountable financial stewardship through ethical, responsive, transparent and consistent leadership and business operation