Outpatient Services

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Outpatient Mental/Behavioral Health, and/or Substance Abuse, and/or Co-occurring treatment health services are provided in compliance with all policies and guidelines of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.  All services are provided with the goal of supporting the recovery or stabilization of the persons served, reducing symptoms, restoring function and preventing additional functional impairment utilizing a philosophy of recovery oriented and welcoming service delivery. Each client/consumer served must have sufficient cognitive abilities and short-term memory recall sufficient to derive a reasonable benefit from the services provided.  Each client/consumer will also demonstrate the ability to actively participate in the treatment process.

Outpatient treatment consists of providing a(n):                                                                                               a)  Screening;                                                                                                                                                       b)  Assessment;                                                                                                                                                    c)  Intake; and,                                                                                                                                                  d) Treatment planning.

Services are provided in: Individual; Group; and/or, Family settings deemed appropriate by the treatment team.

Services are generally provided directly by MCCI staff but if the results of the Assessment indicate a need for a higher level of care, services may be provided by referral to the appropriate service provider.

Outpatient treatment is designed to enhance psychological and social functioning, self esteem, coping abilities and opportunities in the areas of vocational, educational and social.

Outpatient treatment services are available Monday – Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm with special before/after hours and weekend appointments available upon request of the client. MCCI accepts Medicaid, most private insurance, and private payment.

Outpatient treatment consists of a full continuum of services, including, education, advocacy, intervention, prevention, treatment, and aftercare utilizing the Integrated Services Initiative Practice Guidelines:

  1. Welcoming Practice Guidelines: To welcome every person with substance abuse issues, including those with co-occurring mental health conditions, seeking help and to provide integrated services and supports, in a manner that demonstrates hospitality, respect and offers choices. This welcoming response shall convey a “No Wrong Door,” i.e., every door is a Right Door, philosophy and shall be integrated into and reflected in each agency’s environment, policy, documentation and literature.     Every MCCI office provides and/or makes available integrated, culturally competent, trauma focused and informed, person and family centered, age and gender specific, co- occurring capable mental health and/or  substance abuse and/or co-occurring treatment services.
  2. Screening Practice Guidelines: All persons seeking services will be provided an integrated screening for at least; psychiatric and substance use disorders, and trauma issues as well as immediate safety concerns. The screening process determines whether the person seeking assistance needs further comprehensive assessment. MCCI has developed implementation procedures and identified performance indicators to ensure access to screening.
  3. Assessment Practice Guidelines: An integrated assessment consists of gathering key historical and current information. The process engages the person seeking services in a way that enhances understanding of the person’s readiness for change, their problems, strengths, needs, abilities/assets, preferences related to services, expectations of treatment services, and safety requirements to guide recovery planning. Assessment is an ongoing process that should be repeated over time to capture changes in the person’s recovery. MCCI has developed implementation procedures and identified performance indicators to ongoing assessment.
  4. Integrated Recovery Plan Practice Guidelines: The helping relationship is a working partnership where power that may have been lost is regained and shared. Based on the consumer’s identified strengths, experience, knowledge, resiliency and needs, the relationship becomes one of collaboration and mutual respect with regards to approaches and stages of change for each challenge or  problem. These guidelines are recommended when developing an integrated plan to achieve and sustain recovery:                                                                                                                                                            i.   Use a recovery perspective                                                                                                                          ii.  Adopt a holistic (mind, body and spirit) approach                                                                                   iii. Adopt a phase-approach to individual needs                                                                                            iv. Address real life needs in the beginning, including discharge and aftercare arrangements                    v.  Make clear how the person moves through the recovery process                                                             vi. Use support systems and community resources

TARGET POPULATION

MCCI will provide recovery oriented, trauma informed, culturally competent, person and/or family centered, and age and gender specific, direct treatment services and/or referrals for Oklahoma’s children/adolescents, adults, and their families (ages 4 and older) who are experiencing an Axis I mental/behavioral health, substance abuse, and/or co-occurring problem(s) as defined in the DSM-V and are appropriate for outpatient treatment according to the ASAM PPC.  Children age 3 and under will be considered for admission only when there is not a(n) agency or clinician specializing in this age group available in the area and reasonably accessible to the child and family.

The inclusion of family members and/or significant others and/or treatment advocates in the provision of treatment services is encouraged.

MCCI treats any eligible person based solely on need for care without regard for economic status, ability to pay,  race,  belief/religion, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status,  ancestry race, color, physical or mental disability, degree of disability,  marital status,  incidence of communicable disease, veterans status, or place and duration of residence.

While primary consideration for direct treatment services will be given to persons in our defined service areas MCCI is always open to providing services where there are either very few treatment services, or none at all, or to ensuring that the appropriate referral(s) is made. Services in counties where MCCI does not have an office are home and/or school based. A map with the Oklahoma counties MCCI serves follows below with the offices and counties highlighted. Services in counties where MCCI does not have an office are home and/or school based.

Special Populations                                                                                                                                                                For Substance Abuse Services, the following preference will be given to the following special populations: Pregnant IV injecting drug users; Pregnant substance abusers; IV injecting drug using individuals; women with dependent children; and, persons with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C.  The substance abuse Regional Director has extensive training in dealing with the unique needs of these individuals.

Staffing                                                                                                                                                                            Services are provided by verified and privileged staff members including but not necessarily limited to: Licensed or license eligible counselors, and/or Certified Case Managers.

Service Area Map