Urgent Care Director Access: Supports for Living Middletown, New York
Deep-dive into the development of a network of mental health and substance use treatment urgent care programs attached to traditional licensed outpatients clinics that delivers on-demand services to people traditional clinics have been unable to serve. Find out how on-demand services provide stability and prevent crisis escalation, provide cost savings to the regional behavioral health system through reduced psychiatric emergency department visits, offer medication-assisted treatments as a gateway to ongoing care and provide bridge prescriptions and connections to care to people at risk of discontinuing psychiatric treatment. Regulatory concerns for service delivery under this model are explored.
How the traditional clinic system does not meet the treatment needs of a significant portion of people seeking help.
Describe the philosophical approach, components of service offered, staffing and outcomes experienced in one agency's implementation of a mental health and substance use urgent care settings.
Describe the administrative and regulatory concerns, as well as areas for advocacy for implementing this model.