Adolescent Substance Abuse Program
Provides clinical evaluation and therapy for adolescents with substance abuse problems.
Adult Day Services
Southern Highlands provides Waiver Day Habilitation and Comprehensive Community Support Services (CCSS) in all three counties with transportation to the service each day(Monday through Friday). In Mercer County, consumers have the opportunity to work in the greenhouses. The goal of adult day services is to provide intensive training in areas necessary to improve or maintain functional level and prevent a more restrictive level of care.
This Program provides the necessary supports needed to maintain an individual in his or her community and to prevent hospitalization. Care Coordination staff assist consumers with activities of daily living such as grocery shopping, transportation to doctor and counseling appointments, coordination of services to community agencies and resources, assistance with medication compliance, etc.
During regular office hours at any clinic site, consumers in crisis can walk-in and be seen by the crisis worker. The crisis worker will assess the situation, provide therapeutic crisis intervention or will make a referral to our Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (Crisis Stabilization Unit), LEGENDS (an inpatient substance abuse program for males), or refer to other inpatient psychiatric hospitals. SHCMHC also assists will involuntary commitments in all three counties. After hour crisis calls are made to the crisis line at 425-0122 or 1-800-615-0122, if the call is long distance.
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Classes
For consumers arrested for first time DUI, Southern Highlands provides the series of classes necessary for reinstatement of a driver's permit. The classes are usually about 6 weeks and are taught in all three counties. There is a cost for the class, and it is not based on income. The fee must be paid at the time of enrollment and is not refundable.
Outpatiet Medical Services
Outpatiet Medical Services are provided in Mercer, McDowell, and Wyoming counties to consumers requiring medication as a part of their treatment at SHCMHC. AFter the initial psychiatric evaluation, regular appointments are scheduled with the medical provider. Each consumer is seen at least every 90 days. The medical team includes psychiatrists, physician assistant, and nurses. For consumers requiring assistance in obtaining their medication, nursing staff helps to negotiate the requirements of various drug companies to provide medications. QOL Pharmacy is located in the Princeton Clinic to assist SHCMHC consumers with filling prescriptions.
Title XIX Waiver Service Coordination
Is available for consumers with mental retardation/developmental delays or those consumers with a co-occurring mental illness. Waiver is a program that targets consumers with mental retardation who are at risk for out of home placement with intensive services such as respite care, habilitation training, Therapeutic Consultation, and day services. The Waiver Office is located on 325 Mercer Street or you may call 425-9541 x.334.
These programs are being presented with financial assistance as a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.