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Outpatient Programs are designed to make available the full range of mental health services of sufficient capacity, including the number, mix, and geographic distribution of Mental Health Care Providers (MHCPs) to meet the needs of the anticipated and/or projected number of individuals enrolled with Thurston Mason BHO’s Providers. In addition to regular outpatient therapy treatments programs, these are additional programs that offer value to consumer’s lives.  This list does not include those services categorized as crisis or acute care such as the evaluation and treatment facility or triage program.

  • Washington Program of Assertive Community Treatment (WA-PACT): Is program intended as an appropriate treatment approach for individuals with a current diagnosis of a severe and persistent mental illness who are experiencing severe symptoms and have significant impairments. These individuals must also have demonstrated a combination of continuous high service needs and functional impairments, and have not shown to benefit significantly from other outpatient programs currently available.

  • Intensive Case Management: Specialized program to support consumers who require daily living skills training, high volume of treatment medication and crisis services to remain stable in the community.

  • Children’s Evidence Base Practice: a variety of grant and Medicaid funded specialized programs that follow national standards on who is served what services are received, number and level of clinical skill to provide these services.

  • Access/Entry: These are the initial contact services with consumers designed to assess and enroll them into services.  These services include outreach to hospitals and liaison with Western State Hospital.

  • Medication Management and Monitoring: The prescribing and/or administering and reviewing of medications and their side effects. Face-to-face one-on-one cueing, observing, and encouraging an individual to take medications as prescribed. Also includes reporting back to persons licensed to perform medication management services for the direct benefit of the individual.

  • Community Support Services: The core case management program that provides individual, group, family treatment services along with case management, medication evaluation and monitoring.  Many of these services are provided in the community and client’s home.

  • PATH: A federally funded outreach program which focuses on the homeless and resistant client to try and link them with services.

  • Children’s Mental Health Specialist – CLIP Liaison: This position is to enhance cross system collaboration and to assure early linkage/intervention for acute or severely emotionally disturbed children.  The Contractor is responsible for a variety of clinical services and liaison functions including: triage, assessments, next day appointments, crisis case management, home/community outreach, medication referrals, and referral/linkage to other local resources, consultation, and cross system coordination/problem solving.

  • Mental Health Services in a Residential Setting: A range of residences and supports that may involve a facility, a distinct part thereof, or services which support community living for acutely or chronically mentally ill adults, or seriously disturbed adults at risk of becoming acutely or chronically mentally ill.  Supervised and supported living services may include services provided in residential beds within a facility, or licensed a boarding home or adult family homes. A specialized form of rehabilitation service (non-hospital) that offers a sub-acute psychiatric management environment for individuals who do not meet hospital admission criteria.

  • Crisis Information and Referral Services: This program provides complete, accurate and current information on mental health and human service resources to residents of Thurston and Mason Counties 24 hours a day, seven days week by providing crisis telephone services and information in data banks, published materials, and directories.

  • Mentally Ill Offender Program: Provides cross system coordination and services between Thurston County Jail, Olympia City Jail, Mason County Jail and mental health agencies with identification and referral, intake assessments, diversion, crisis intervention services, transitional case management and discharge planning, training, and consultation for incarcerated individuals who meet the criteria for “priority population” due to acute/chronic mental illness.

  • Juvenile Court and Detention Transition Program: Provide mental health diversion services for adjudicated and at-risk juveniles who are severely mentally ill in Thurston and Mason Counties.  These services shall include identification, diversion, referral, staff and family support, consultation and training. 

  • Supported Employment: A program that provides an assessment of work history, skills, training, education, and personal career goals. Information about how employment will affect income and benefits the Consumer is receiving because of their disability. Preparation skills such as resume development and interview skills. Assistance in locating employment opportunities that is consistent with the Consumer's strengths, abilities, preferences, and desired outcomes.

  • Peer Support: Services provided by certified peer counselors to individuals under the consultation, facilitation or supervision of a Mental Health Professional who understands rehabilitation and Recovery. This service provides scheduled activities that promote socialization, Recovery, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills.

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This page last updated: 07/26/16