Specialized services are those with a primary function to provide treatment targeted towards people with a mental health and/or substance use disorder. Specialized services have been developed for individuals referred by the court, law enforcement, or hospital due to high emergency department and/or hospital utilization.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT (CMHT)
CMHT offers stabilization, therapeutic, case management, and medication management services for offenders (referred by Probation and Parole) who are suffering from marked impairment in social and/or occupational functioning due to a mental illness. Services are delivered by a Qualified Mental Health Professional (QMHP) and in accordance with the person-centered care plan.
COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH LIAISON (CMHL)
CMHL offers assistance to law enforcement and the courts by providing better access and resources to those individuals who need behavioral health treatment. The CMHL can screen potential and existing consumers for behavioral health needs and follow their cases to monitor treatment. The CMHL also provides and coordinates training with law enforcement and other agencies regarding mental health to improve services and reduce stigma.
EMERGENCY ROOM ENHANCEMENT (ERE)
ERE offers stabilization services for those in crisis by addressing immediate needs, enhancing overall functioning, and reducing psychiatric hospitalizations. The program also offers intensive case management services. The Care Coordinator coordinates care for the person-served by addressing behavioral/physical health issues and basic needs. The Crisis Therapist and Care Coordinators provide the following forms of crisis response: mobile response, walk-in services, face-to-face intervention, and telephone response.