Outpatient Services provides mental health services to children, adolescents and adults. A range of outpatient services are available to provide treatment, illness management education and to support the development of the skills necessary to function in the community. Family education and support are important components of treatment.
Outpatient Services include:
- Group, Individual, and/or Family Counseling
- Psychiatric Assessment
- Nursing Assessment
- Pharmacy Services
- Medication Management
- Resource Coordination
Day Services are available for adults with persistent behavioral, emotional, or substance-related disorders. Day Services consist group skills training/group counseling based on psychosocial rehabilitation philosophy, Peer Support and Substance Abuse Day Treatment. These programs provide intensive, coordinated rehabilitation and recovery services for individuals whose primary mental health issues are incapacitating. The Circle 2016
Adult Case Management (ACM) serves individuals with severe and persistent mental illness as well as those individuals suffering from a mental illness combined with substance abuse issues (dually diagnosed). Adult Case Management consists of two different types of services; Case Management and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Individual (PSR-I.) Case Management focuses on advocating, linking, and referring clients to needed community resources. Psychosocial Rehabilitation-Individual (PSR-I) services consist of rehabilitative skills building and the personal development of environmental and recovery supports. These supports are considered essential in improving a person’s functioning and learning skills which promote the person’s self-access to necessary services.
Intensive Case Management (ICM) is a client-centered, recovery-focused program that provides frequent and flexible services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. This philosophy of care is meant to decrease hospital admissions, arrests/incarcerations and homelessness by expanding an individual’s social supports, increasing access to community-based resources, and enhancing crisis management and coping skills to live an improved quality of life. ICM Brochure
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) provides access to a variety of interventions twenty-four (24) hours, seven days a week. The service utilizes a multidisciplinary mental health team from the fields of psychiatry, nursing, psychology, social work, substance abuse, and vocational rehabilitation; additionally, a Certified Peer Specialist is an active member of the ACT Team providing assistance with the development of natural supports, promoting socialization, and the strengthening of community living skills. ACT Brochure
The Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) is a monitored short-term residential service that provides psychiatric and behavioral stabilization and detoxification. The BHCC has three areas of service.
1) The BHCC Crisis “walk-in” area where individuals who feel they are in crisis can receive an assessment.
2) The Temporary Observation unit, where individuals are monitored for 23 hours, or
3) The Acute unit, if intense care is needed immediately.
The goal for individuals receiving services at the BHCC is stabilization, with referral and linkage to the appropriate services in mental health, substance abuse, and or intellectual/developmental disability programs.
Criminal Justice Services are provided for incarcerated and court involved adults with a mental illness or substance-related disorder. These include: Assessment and Evaluation, Court Interfacing, Individual Counseling, Linkage and Referral, and medication monitoring. In a joint partnership through Wellstar Health Systems, Cobb CSB offers behavioral health services in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.