Mental Health Care Coordinator

JustUs Behavioral Health offers Care Coordinators to help keep clients connected to mental and chemical health services.

The Mental Health Care Coordinator program is designed to deliver acute mental health stabilization services to individuals who meet criteria for Ryan White CARE Act programs. Participants of these programs must reside in MN, have an HIV diagnosis, and meet income requirements. The Ryan White CARE Act is the payer of last resort, so if an individual who is seeking our services does not have a primary health insurance provider, we can connect those individuals to appropriate resources. This will not prevent them from receiving services in the meantime.

The Treatment Linkage Case Management (TLCM) model will guide client and practitioner interaction during interventions. TLCM is a brief assessment and case management tool which assesses barriers, strengths, and needs to help guide clients to resources at the appropriate levels of care, which will promote long-term recovery. This program will also provide acute crisis psychotherapy, as needed until clients are able to establish services with a long-term treatment provider. Services are usually delivered in 5-6 direct client contact sessions following assessment, over the span of a 60-90-day time period. The length of the program may be extended for special circumstances.

Celia Smith

Celia Smith, LGSW

Mental Health Care Coordinator

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