In order for persons dealing with mental health needs
to function at their maximum capacity, and often to reduce the symptoms that
they may be experiencing, medical intervention (including prescription
medication) may be
and provided for the client.
Who can be helped by this service?
Adults, children and adolescents who
have a diagnosis which requires psychiatric intervention
constitutes medical treatment which can include the provision, prescription,
or supervision of psychotropic medication or medication required in
outpatient treatment of substance abuse addiction.
Psychiatric treatment is offered in
addition to mental health counseling/psychotherapy services where a need is
clearly indicated for medical assistance in achieving the goals of an
Education is available to
family members and significant others regarding diagnoses and symptoms,
medications, risks and benefits, as well as alternatives.
Nursing services are provided to
adults with S.M.D. in their homes when in-home education and medication
monitoring are required. The duration and frequency of services vary
based upon individual need.
For more information on any of these services, please
Susan B. Coonrod, M.Ed., LPCC/S, LICDC
Director of Substance Use Treatment Services, Ext. 367
Interim Director of Client Services