Individuals with chronic conditions often rely on a variety of services and supports. Care coordination is the process through which each individual receives the appropriate level of care at the right time and right place.
Mental health medication management
In addition to regular appointments with a therapist or for group therapy, prescribed medications are valuable in the treatment of mental health, addiction or co-occurring diagnosis. Properly managed, medication has shown to alleviate symptoms and prevent relapses related to mental health or addiction. Medications can also help patients minimize cravings and maintain abstinence from addictive substances.
After getting a referral to a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, they will assess and determine treatment for you or your child and if medications are warranted. Our staff will send the prescription to the pharmacy of your choice, handle any prior authorizations for insurance, and call in refills as needed.
Regular appointments with our care team to manage refills and adjust medication levels, if necessary, will be required. Initially, there is an adjustment period after starting a medication treatment, followed by the maintenance period.
To maximize the benefits of any medication treatment, we help those we care for understand the potential benefits and costs associated with medication use. In addition, all medications should be administered as prescribed by a mental health professional.
Taking medication is not substance abuse. Some people in recovery for a substance use disorder may think it is wrong to take any medications. However, a medication that manages one’s mood is very different from a drug that alters one’s mood.
Prior to any medication management plan, every client will have to complete an initial assessment with one of our therapists. If there is a more urgent need, please visit our Crisis and Recovery Center.
A mental health or addiction crisis can’t wait for normal business hours. Our Crisis Services are available around the clock whenever the need arises.
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At Citizen Advocates, we work as a team to provide the best individual, person-centered services to the people we serve. Care coordination assists clients with identifying and accessing the services that will assist them in addressing the problems they are experiencing, or that will help them to achieve a higher quality life or level of functioning.Go to Care Coordination »