Admission Criteria: 16 years of age or older, medically stable with a primary diagnosis of severe mental illness as defined by DSM V Axis 1 such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Mood Disorders such as Bipolar I or II or a Major Depressive Disorder, that requires complex aftercare, relapse prevention and/or specialized treatment or diagnostic procedures.
Clients with a primary diagnosis of Developmental Delay, Substance Abuse, Personality Disorder, Psychosexual Disorder, Neurological Illness, Adjustment/Conduct Disorder, Eating Disorder or Brain Injury may be considered if there is strong suggestion of a comorbid Axis 1 diagnosis, but only for the purposes of assessment and stabilization. A letter that commits to accept the client back to the referring facility is a condition of acceptance of these individuals.
Outpatients serviced by Providence Care or other specialized community mental health services, whose treatment history is well-known to Providence Care who are relapsing, may be admitted directly with approval of the program.
Admission for social and/or financial reasons would not be considered appropriate.
Type of Service: Provides specialty mental health services to clients with serious and persistent mental illness who cannot be managed within the existing array of first line and intensive services.