Program Services/Continuum of Care
CTC, OMHC programs provide a continuum of care that ensures all clients and family members referred are evaluated and provided services and/or referred to primary and secondary service providers to meet their individual needs. The specific areas that demonstrate a continuum of care are as follows:
Screening and Intake Assessment:
A screening and intake process is completed 14 days of the initial referral. The strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of each client are identified explicitly for integration within an individual plan of care.
Individual Treatment Planning:
An Individual Treatment Plan is developed with each consumer within the first 5 billable services performed by CTC staff. The client is a full participant in the treatment planning and goals. And, objectives are based on individual needs, strengths, abilities and preferences. Goals are stated in the client’s own language, and the client has open access to the individual plan upon request.
Individual, Group, and Family Therapy:
Each client is assigned a licensed therapist who is responsible for the client’s coordination of care. Individualized, group, and/or family therapy sessions take place to assist the client in both individual treatment plan goals and objectives.
Emergency response to mental health crisis is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CTC’s automated phone messaging system provides patients with an afterhours number which goes to one of the OMHC Program Director (Annapolis site) as well as directions for going to the local hospital in certain situations.
Medication management is available to assist with an increase in life functioning. Through the services of qualified physicians, medications are prescribed and their efficacy is evaluated on an ongoing basis. Education is provided to individual clients regarding the effects, use, and expected outcomes of medication.
Psychosocial education is available to clients, families, care providers in both individual and group formats and provided to assist with interpersonal relations, role performance, anger management, and communication skills.
Progress Reviews and Individual Plan Reformulation:
Regular scheduled meetings are held with each client to review the progress of their individual goals and update and/or revise the Individual Plan.
Discharge/Transition Planning and Criteria:
Discharge/transition planning occurs throughout all phases of the program. The person served has met discharge/transition criteria when the goals of the individual plan are achieved and referral to support services is completed, when appropriate.
Mechanisms to Address the Needs of Special Populations:
CTC, OMHC programs addresses the special needs of the clients served through the development and ongoing monitoring and modification of the Individual Treatment Plan. Through this process, the strengths, abilities, needs, preferences and desired outcomes will be developed based on the unique qualities of the clients served. Specific accommodations to address special needs may include the following; amplification devices and writing boards for use with hearing impaired clients, magnification sheets for the visually impaired, and language interpretation of non-English speaking clients.