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Description of Adult Mental Health Outpatient Services

Author: Behavioral Health Staff/Wednesday, August 21, 2013/Categories: Adult Outpatient Services

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The goal of Adult Services is to preserve and promote the emotional well-being of  Will County residents who are experiencing mental illness. Clients receive an array of services that may include:

  • Comprehensive mental health assessment.
  • Individualized Person-Centered Plan Development, Review, and Modification.
  • Development of a Safety Plan and a Discharge Transition Plan.
  • Individual and group counseling and psychotherapy services. 
  • Access to psychiatric services for psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring. 
  • Crisis intervention services. 
  • Case Management 
  • Psychotropic medication monitoring.
  • Psychotropic medication training. 
  • Pre-admission screening for seriously mentally ill adults requiring nursing home
    level of care and resident reviews at designated time intervals post-nursing home
    placement.  

The adult mental health outpatient services program incorporates the following values and principles:

  1. Our services are client-focused and community-based;
  2. We seek to empower persons served, have a recovery focus and provide services
    in a manner which is ethnically and culturally appropriate; 
  3. Seek to build on the strengths and preferences of the person served;
  4. Strive to assist the person served in functioning in the community to the fullest
    extent possible; 
  5. To coordinate services with other community care providers and emphasize continuity of care;
  6. Seek to protect the rights of the person served and to assist in advocating for
    his/her rights.
  7.  Provide services in accordance with current clinical knowledge and accepted
    best-practice and standards of practice. 

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