Contact: Kevin Sadaj
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2018
Community Mental Health offers same-day access to mental health treatment
Macomb County Community Mental Health (MCCMH) has opened its Open Access Center (OAC), enhancing its ability to provide immediate mental health treatment services to qualified Macomb County residents.
Open Access allows individuals to receive same-day mental health services. Individuals can call the MCCMH Access Center and will have the option of being seen that same day. The Open Access team will provide an assessment and coordinate all services for that individual. Services may include medication, therapy, crisis response, family support, links to resources and help to access ongoing mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Research states that by addressing mental health needs rapidly, a potential crisis can be averted and the need for hospitalization is reduced.
"Our goal is to stabilize the situation and provide continuity of care so a person can return home safely, with plans and resources to manage any ongoing needs," said Sheila Cote, internal services administrator at MCCMH.
Those who need assistance must be a Macomb County resident and have Medicaid or no insurance. Same day or next day services are available by calling the Access Center at 586-948-0222. Open Access is currently available at two different locations throughout Macomb County with a third location to open soon.
Macomb County Community Mental Health is the public provider of mental health, substance use and developmental disability treatment services in Macomb County. MCCMH programs and services are supported and funded, in part, by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Macomb County Board of Commissioners and are administered by the Macomb County Community.
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