Project Name: FY2020 Resources for Human Development CCBHC Expansion Initiative
Population Served: Adults with Serious Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder and Children Under 18 with Serious Emotional Disorders
Resources for Human Development, Inc. (RHD), Lower Merion Counseling & Mobile Crisis Services (LMCMS) will provide immediate access to assessment, screening and treatment for adults with serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders, and children under age 18 with serious emotional disorders. As a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) LMCMS provides expanded access to intensive community-based services for individuals with untreated mental illness or addiction in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The goals of the expansion program are threefold: 1) to better integrate behavioral health with physical health care; 2) to increase consistent use of evidence-based practices; and 3) to improve access to high quality care for people with mental and substance use disorders.
LMCMS has been providing a broad range of mental health and substance abuse services for over 40 years. Our staff includes psychiatrists, clinical social workers, family therapists, and other mental health professionals. During the grant period, RHD/LMCMS will provide the following CCBHC core services directly or through formal contract with a Designated Collaborating Organization over the two-year grant period for approximately 1955 adults and 245 children. Grant funds will be used to increase the capacity of LMCMS to deliver the following core CCBHC services directly (or through DCO agreement). LMCMS CCBHC services include:
• 24-Hour Mobile Crisis Unit (through DCO agreement)
• Screening, Assessment, and Diagnosis
• Patient Centered Treatment Planning
• Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Use Services
• Outpatient Primary Care Screening and Monitoring
• Medication Monitoring
• Targeted Case Management
• Psychiatric Rehabilitation
• Recovery Supports
• Assertive Community Treatment
• Care for Veterans and Members of the Military
Funding will also be used to purchase technical assistance from Netsmart to further develop LMCMS’ Electronic Health Record system myAvatar to more fully support electronic information exchange—along with data collection, and quality reporting. LMCMS will collaborate with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to ensure that our services are aligned with the local assessment, screening and treatment needs of adults living with SMI and substance use disorders and children with serious emotional disorders.