Often family or friends or social groups can provide the support needed to successfully face these challenges. However, there are those times when it would help to seek the services of trained professionals for assistance and support in dealing with life’s obstacles.
The mission of Outpatient Services is to promote mental health and wellness by providing licensed professional counselors who can listen, help a person evaluate their needs, and assist in the creation of a plan of action to successfully handle life’s struggles.
Services in the Outpatient Department are offered to youth and adults and may include:
Medication may not be necessary for the treatment of all mental health issues, however, when it is needed CMHS is equipped to provide a full range of medical services on-site and via tele-medicine at times convenient to meet individual needs.
The Medication Clinic is staffed by psychiatrists and advanced practice nurses (APN’s) who provide evaluation, education regarding medications, and regularly scheduled medication review. A nurse will begin each medication clinic visit with a brief evaluation. Medication Clinic nurses are also available to administer injectable medication and to answer questions about medications and refills via phone.
The Medication Clinic offers Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) services in an outpatient setting for substance use consumers to aid in their recovery journey.
Consumers who have access to a smart phone or computer and have an active internet connection may attend some medication appointments via a secure telemedicine connection.
CMHS offers a number of educational support groups that are available to anyone in the community, free of charge.