Eligibility for Adult Mental Health Case Management Services is based on a Mental Health Professional’s determination that the individual needs the service and meets the State’s requirements as having a serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI).
The individual must have a mental illness and meet at least one of the following criteria:
Two or more episodes of inpatient psychiatric care in the past two years
Continuous psychiatric hospitalization or residential treatment of more than six months in the past year
Treatment by a crisis team two or more times in the past two years
Diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression or Borderline Personality Disorder; significant impairment in functioning ; and opinion from a Mental Health Professional that the individual is likely to have future episodes requiring inpatient or residential treatment (of the frequency stated above) unless case management services are offered
Commitment or stay of commitment as mentally ill in the past three years
Eligible for services but time period expired OR eligible as a child for Children’s Mental Health Case Management & a written opinion by a Mental Health Professional (as above)