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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
federally funded outreach program which focuses on the
homeless and resistant client to try and link them with
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
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.
Information and Referral Services:
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
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.
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.
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.
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