Rehabilitative Services

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center – Together, Creating a Healthier Life

Posted on: November 17th, 2013 by cmmhc@

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a multi-disciplinary team approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based treatment and support to adult individuals with serious and persistent mental illness.  Services are customized to individual needs and are available 24 hours a day.  The goal is to help people stay out of the hospital and to develop the necessary skills to live successfully in the community.  ACT is designed to be long term and provide continuous care.  Individuals work with the team members who have the best skill at any given time to provide the     appropriate support needed.  ACT provides personalized care by working with a relatively small caseload.  Services are designed for any community setting and are delivered in places or situations where problems arise rather than in an office or clinic setting.  Staff are available to respond to individuals and their needs on a 24/7/365 basis.  The team includes psychiatric services and works very closely with each person regarding appropriate medications.  Services are based at off campus office locations in St. Cloud for Stearns and Benton counties and Monticello for Sherburne and Wright counties.  A team decision with the clinical supervisor and psychiatrist regarding acceptance will be made in a timely manner and depends on waiting list. Please fax information.

Catherine LaGow – St. Cloud contact:       Phone:  320.253.4120             Fax:  320.253.4179

Tracy Hinz – Monticello contact:                Phone:  763.271.5340             Fax: 763.271.5350

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) are mental health services available to individuals covered by Medical Assistance residing in Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Wright counties.  These services enable the recipient to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent living and community skills when these abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness. Services may be provided on a face to face basis or in a group and may be provided in a home, community, or campus setting.  Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services may be provided to retain stability and function if the recipient is, or would be, at risk of significant functional decompensation or more restrictive service settings without these services.  In addition services include community intervention and medication education.  Individuals must have a recent Diagnostic Assessment (DA) documenting that adult rehabilitative mental health services are medically necessary.  Acceptance to the program is dependent upon the waiting list.  This service is provided through the St. Cloud and Buffalo office locations. Please fax information.

Jolene Buhs – service contact:                    Phone:  320.230.0611             Fax:  320.251.4175

Adult and Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Management (MH TCM) is based in St. Cloud and serves adults with serious and persistent  mental illness and children with severe emotional disturbance.  Qualifying recipients must also meet the requirements for Minnesota Rule 79 case management services and be PMAP recipients residing in Benton, Stearns, Sherburne, or Wright County.  Case Management Services help adults and children gain access to needed medical, social, educational, vocational, financial and other necessary services.  The services also offer assistance and support in navigating various systems to obtain needed mental health services, assess and determine the appropriate level of care and refer to services as needed, and monitor and review services to ensure the most efficient service delivery.  Referrals are processed within ten (10) working days with a current approved Diagnostic Assessment. Please fax information to:

          Sheri Layne-Laramie – contact:                 Phone:     320.257.4222            Fax: 320.240.2053

Intensive Community Based Services (ICBS) is an intensive, short-term intervention assisting those who require additional interventions beyond standard care models, such as ARMHS, ACT, case management, or individual therapy, or those who do not otherwise have access to appropriate levels of support.  Possible services include assessment and referral to interventions/services, coordination of care, assistance in accessing and maintaining financial, health, and other benefits, assistance in obtaining and maintaining appointments and medication compliance.   The objective of ICBS is to increase follow through with traditional mental health services, provide linkage with other community services, and link with medical care where appropriate.  Studies have shown that utilization of these services has improved access to services in turn reducing utilization of higher level of care options, has increased medication compliance, and has increased appointment compliance with a high percentage of consumers.

ICBS is available for most MEDICA members with outpatient benefit availability who are 18 year of age or older and does not require an SPMI diagnosis to qualify.  Recipients must be willing and able to meet a minimum of 3 hours face to face each month.  ICBS services are provided in the four-county area including Stearns, Benton, Sherburne, and Wright.  To make a referral for services or for more information, please contact your Medica Insurance provider or Central Minnesota Mental Health Center by:

            Sheri Layne-Laramie – contact:              Phone:     320.257.4222            Fax: 320.240.2053


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