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 Statutory requirement 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 care for a mental illness within the preceding 24 months
  • Continuous psychiatric hospitalization or residential treatment of more than six months within the past 12 months
  • Treatment by a crisis team two or more times in the past two years
  • A diagnosis of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, schizoaffective disorder or borderline personality disorder AND a significant impairment in functioning AND a written opinion by a mental health professional that the adult is reasonably likely to have future episodes requiring inpatient or residential treatment (of the frequency stated above) unless ongoing case management services are offered
  • Commitment or a Stay of Commitment as Mentally Ill in the past three years
  • Previously eligible for but the specified time period has expired
  • Eligible for Children’s Mental Health Case Management Services and has a written opinion by a Mental Health Professional (as above)