Services provided by Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center
EMCMHC accepts private insurance and limited-income clients may also qualify for the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership (HELP) Program. For limited-income clients who do not qualify for the HELP Program, we offer a sliding-fee scale. EMCMHC also accepts Medicaid, Medicare and Veteran’s Administration clients. Service shall not be refused to any person requiring treatment because of inability to pay.
Mental Health Services
- Mental Health Assessment/Individual & Group Therapy
- Veterans Affairs Services
- Medication Management
- Case Management
- Anger Management
- Community-Based Psychiatric Recovery Services
- Comprehensive School and Community Treatment Program (CSCT)
- Community Rehab & Support Services (Day Treatment)
- Crisis/Emergency Services
Substance Abuse and Dependency Services (SADS)
- Chemical Dependency Assessment/Individual & Group Therapy
- Veterans Affairs Services
- Telemedicine Network
- DUI/MIP Classes
- Prevention Services
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Mental Health Services
Mental Health Assessment/Individual & Group Therapy
Outpatient services are designed to assist the client with problems when hospitalization is not required. Clients receive outpatient services at all nine clinical offices to help the client better understand and cope with personal, family or vocational difficulties. This service, by far the largest of the Center, may be delivered to children or adults in an individual, group, or family setting and may include psychotherapy, diagnosis and evaluation, medication management, and home visits, depending on the individual needs of the client.
Veterans Affairs Services
EMCMHC contracts with the Montana Veterans Health Administration Behavioral Health Department to provide mental health services for all eligible veterans. These services include assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mental disorders. EMCMHC also hosts a Veterans Group meeting every other week.
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center believes that appropriate medication can help people with mental illness recover and maintain their recovery. The Center employs Advance Practice Nurses with prescription privileges to prescribe and help manage therapeutic medications.
Intensive Case Management is a supportive community-based service which seeks to maximize an individual’s personal abilities and enable growth in some or all aspects of a person’s vocational, residential, social and health related environments. Priority is placed o providing personal support and guidance in helping the person acquire and use comprehensive resources in his or her natural community.
EMCMHC is now offering a 12 week/40 hour pyschoeducational Anger Management course facilitated by Licensed clinicians who have recognized the immense need of having an accessible and affordable Anger Management group that will meet the requirements of those individual’s mandated and/or court ordered to complete an Anger Management program, but also learn to manage anger effectively, stop violence or threat of violence, and develop self-control over thoughts and actions. Most importantly we want to provide a safe and healthy environment for those who have been while receiving support from peers as well as those professional’s facilitating the group.
Community-Based Psychiatric Recovery Services
EMCMHC provides services in home, school, workplace, and community settings for adults with severe and disabling mental illness and youth with serious emotional disturbance. Services are provided by trained mental health personnel under the direction of and according to individualized treatment plans prepared by licensed professionals. These services are provided outside of normal clinical or mental health program settings and are designed to assist individuals in developing the skills, behaviors, and emotional stability necessary to live successfully in the community. Community-based psychiatric rehabilitation and support services are provided on a face-to-face basis with the client’s family members, teachers, employers or other key individuals in the client’s life when such contacts are clearly necessary to meet goals established in the client’s person centered plan of care.
Comprehensive School and Community Treatment Program (CSCT)
Comprehensive School and Community Treatment (CSCT) Programs are intended to promote student’s positive involvement in community, school, and home while affording the opportunity to receive specialized mental health services in the least restrictive treatment environment possible. Quality CSCT programs reduce risk factors while focusing on the enhancement of protective factors in the lives of youth, by partnering with local school districts.
Community Rehab & Support Services (Day Treatment)
CRSS is provided to the client who requires more services than can be provided on an outpatient basis, but less than full hospitalization. EMCMHC operates three CRSS programs located in Sidney, Glendive and Miles City. Clients in this program are involved in a wide range of therapeutic services including socialization activities, group therapy, training in community living, occupational therapy, supportive therapy and recreation.
Emergency services are available to provide emergency intervention for individuals or families experiencing a crisis situation or a severe emotional disturbance. Emergency services are delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week and are available after office hours and on weekends by contacting the crisis line in Miles City, Glendive, or Glasgow and by calling the Eastern Montana Mental Health Center offices in the satellite locations. The crisis line is staffed by the Centers clinical staff, who may handle the emergencies by telephone or personal contact. If you feel you are in a life-threatening situation, please call 911.
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center operates two transitional care facilities for mentally ill adults, the Clark Street Inn, and Neva’s Place, both located in Miles City. These facilities are designed to provide 24 hour group living for clients who are unable to immediately return to independent living after they have experienced psychiatric illness. During their stay at Clark Street Inn or Neva’s Place, clients are involved in several facets of the Center’s treatment program to aid the person in returning to independent living.
Substance Abuse and Dependency Services (SADS)
Chemical Dependency Assessment/Individual & Group Therapy
SADS provides substance abuse treatment services in all seventeen counties covered by Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center. The services include an intensive outpatient program, which includes an evaluation, assessment, and/or referral, crisis intervention, prevention and education, and ACT/DUI and Minor in Possession classes. Groups include Level 1 and 2.1 Outpatient, Cognitive Principals & Restructuring, After Care, Moral Recognition Therapy, and Matrix Model. Services are provided by qualified, state-certified substance abuse counselors. Co-occurring Treatment and Medication Management are also available.
Veterans Affairs Services
EMCMHC contracts with the Montana Veterans Health Administration Behavioral Health Department to provide substance abuse treatment for all eligible veterans. These services include assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of substance abuse disorders.
Telemedicine is a system of health care delivery in which mental health professionals examine patients at a distant location through the use of telecommunications technology. Telemedicine helps people in rural communities with limited health care facilities to have easy access to highly trained mental health professionals. The Eastern Montana Telemedicine Network is also being used extensively for all categories of education. This insures that Eastern Montana has the same access to educational programs and courses as urban areas. Group chemical dependency treatment is provided over the Telemedicine Network. The Telemedicine Network is presently serving Miles City, Plentywood, Baker, Glasgow, and Forsyth.
Montana law requires those convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs to complete the Assessment, Course and Treatment (ACT) program. This applies to the first three DUI convictions only. Fourth or subsequent DUIs are considered felonies and subject to a different set of penalties.
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center must have received the court referral form prior to enrollment. You will be scheduled to complete the 12-hour Prime for Life class. Classes are held monthly. At the completion of the Prime for Life class you will be scheduled for an individual assessment. During your exit interview your qualified, state-certified substance abuse counselor will make treatment recommendations. Failure to enroll by the enrollment date indicated on the court referral form or failure to complete the ACT program may result in being reported to the court as non-compliant.
If an individual has been convicted with two or more DUI/DUI per se offenses in the past 10 years, State law requires the individual complete some level of treatment, as well as monthly monitoring for one year.
Please note that classes offered by www.duiprocess.com are not Montana state approved and may not fulfill your court ordered requirement.
Substance Abuse Prevention Services
Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center’s Substance Abuse and Dependency Services include Prevention Services throughout Eastern Montana. Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center’s Prevention Services are a statewide collaboration dedicated to strengthening our states healthy development, well being and the safety of children, families, individuals and communities particularly children and families at risk. Prevention efforts focused on young people results in healthier lives, families, communities, and economics.
The program goals aim to reduce the impact of underage drinking, binge drinking, drinking and driving, prescription drug abuse and other emerging drug trends in the rural and frontier communities of Eastern Montana. To achieve these goals our Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists offer a diverse approach to SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Technology’s prevention strategies, which include:
- Information Dissemination
- Alternative Activities
- Environmental Prevention
- Multi-Agency Collaboration and Coordination
- Prevention Education
Through these strategies, many services are available to area organizations, businesses, schools and other entities through the development of community media campaigns, alcohol policies and procedures, alcohol sales and service trainings, and collaboration. Pairing these services with coordinated efforts among other agencies who promote public health helps reduce problem behavior and risk factors which are brought on by substance abuse.
Contact us to learn more about Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center’s Prevention Services and how they can benefit our communities.
3.1 Residential Treatment Facility
The Lighthouse Recovery Home is a 3.1 Residential Treatment Facility operated by Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center. The Lighthouse Recovery Program is a supported living residence for addicted adult men, eighteen years or older, who need a structured, safe, and drug-free living environment. The Lighthouse promotes life-long recovery skills, work skills for gainful employment, and assist residents to transition back to independent living in the community as a recovering individual. The Lighthouse is a co-occurring facility with full-time case management. The house holds up to eight residents.
While living at the Lighthouse the clients have to work, pay rent and purchase their own food. They also will attend IOP treatment program, life skills classes in nutrition, meal preparation, budgeting, time management, and take a course in cognitive behavioral therapy.
The application process: Fill out the forms completely and fax or mail to Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center. Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center will contact either the referral source or individual seeking treatment to set up a screening interview via telephone. Once an application is approved an admission date will be set.
You will need to complete the following forms: