MH Provider Services
Telephone Crisis Intervention is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 570-992-0879 or
1-800-849-1868. Mobile Crisis Intervention is available to be dispatched to the three counties during certain times and can be requested at the same numbers. There is also a crisis residence available for those who need that level of care.
CMP MH/DS maintains a list of external advocates who will assist individuals in getting their needs met and working within the social service system.
ACT teams are available in all three counties. These teams consist of professionals, including nurses, therapists, substance abuse specialists, housing specialists, psychiatrists, and peer specialists who work with individuals at high risk of hospitalization due to their behavioral health diagnosis. These teams promote recovery and help people maintain their stability within their own community.
Home and community-based case management services are available for those who meet the medical necessity criteria through a variety of providers in all three counties. They help to link individuals to services and supports in the community with the purpose of promoting recovery.
Individuals who have used the behavioral health system for their own needs in the past, and who have completed training, assist others with similar issues in navigating the system and learning to advocate for themselves.
CMP MH/DS works with a number of providers and with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide services such as vocational assessments, supported employment, community-integrated employment, and vocational rehabilitation.
Family-based services are designed to keep youth, up to age 21, and their families together in their hom community. It combines family and individual therapy and case management work with families of youth with behavioral health issues to build on strengths and minimize challenges when traditional services have not been effective. This service must be determined to be medically necessary by a doctor or psychologist.
Lehigh Valley Health Pocono & St. Luke’s Hospital Network Lehighton Campus have behavioral health units. They work with the crisis departments to facilitate both voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations. Other hospitals out of the county are also utilized.
IBHS has 3 categories of service:
- 1. Individual services which provide services to one child.
- 2. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) which is a specific behavioral approach to services.
- 3. Group services which are most often provided to multiple children at a specific place.
Individual, group, and family therapy; psychiatric evaluation; and medication monitoring are available in all three counties through a variety of large and small agencies and providers.
Adult Partial is a psychiatric treatment service that is available up to five days a week for six hours per day. It includes behavioral health therapy, recovery-oriented services, and psychiatric treatment. This is a short-term service to divert hospitalization or to step down from a community hospital stay.
Children’s Partial is available in the school setting or in a center-based setting. They are similar to the adult services but may also include educational services when done in conjunction with the school district.
These services focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning, and social environments of their choice. These programs exist in all three counties.
A variety of services are available to adults with chronic behavioral health issues, including supported or supportive independent living, community residential rehabilitation, personal care boarding homes, and specialized housing. These resources are very limited and require approval through the county. There are also out-of-home placements for youth with behavioral health diagnosis. These services must receive prior approval and will only be approved if community-based services have been exhausted. These services include individualized residential treatment, community residential rehabilitation (CRR), CRR group homes, transitional living programs, and residential treatment facilities.
Respite services are available for youth in all three counties who are involved in, or waiting for behavioral health services. They can be in or out of the home and may be overnight depending on the needs of the youth and family.
This service is available in Monroe and Carbon Counties and includes activities with peers aimed at long-term recovery and maximization of self-sufficiency for individuals who have chronic mental health issues.
Case managers attend Student Assistance Program meetings within the school districts throughout the three counties and accept referrals through this team. They assess the youth who are referred and make recommendations for behavioral health services based on these assessments.
This is a peer run service that provides telephone contact with individuals who are familiar with the behavioral health system through life experience. These individuals can answer questions about the system or just be someone to talk to.
The phone number is 1-866-654-8114 and is available daily between 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.