Adult and Children Mobile Triage Case Management Services
An Adult Triage Case Manager, a Children Triage Case Manager, and a Children Triage Peer Specialist are part of the Calaveras Behavioral Health Crisis and Outreach Unit. The Crisis and Outreach Unit is available to provide crisis interventions in the community, thereby reducing the number of psychiatric hospitalizations. The Unit serves to improve the collaboration between law enforcement, hospital, schools and behavioral health services as an attempt to reduce the number and frequency of 911 repeat crisis calls and effectively link individuals with mental illness to community support programs.
The Crisis and Outreach Unit clinician, case manager and supervisor are located at the Behavioral Health - Mental Health Clinic. The Triage Case Managers are co-located at the Behavioral Health - Mental Health Clinic, Children System of Care office, and the Sheriff's Office in order to be able to respond immediately to crisis situations in the community.
The Crisis Unit clinicians, case manager and clinical supervisor will be responsible for rollout to a hospital for 5150 evaluations, hospital discharges, and if the situation is an emergency, will meet with the person seeking crisis services. Follow-up crisis stabilization services will be provided by the Behavioral Health Case Managers and Peer Specialist. If a crisis situation occurs in the community, the Triage Case Managers will be contacted for outreach to the person in crisis.