West Michigan Community Mental Health is changing the way it handles appointments | Coronavirus

West Michigan Community Mental Health is open to people in need of care.

Community mental health is considered an essential service under Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Home Support Order.

Staff at West Michigan Community Mental Health continue to provide their services, but with different ways of providing these services due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Face to face meetings are not offered. All therapy sessions, case management assessments, psychiatric assessments, etc. will be offered by phone or via a telehealth video application approved by the WMCMH. The only exceptions to this rule are:

• Injection

• Certain ACT and home services (will be evaluated by scenario according to needs)

• Crisis situations that cannot be resolved by telephone or videoconference.

• Emergency services without appointment.

All WMCMH assembly sites, including Dimensions Unlimited, Progressions, and Integrations, are closed. All WMCMH autism centers are closed.

All group lessons (DBT, Dimensions Stop Tobacco, Simple, Next Step, etc.) are canceled until further notice.

Client transportation is limited to those requiring injections at the WMCMH offices.

Naloxone trainings are canceled until further notice.

For those with a scheduled appointment, call ahead to determine if those needs can be met using virtual technology. Those looking for help with new services, please call 1-800-992-2061.

Please do not report to a WMCMH building, unless it is an urgent crisis situation.

The office will continue to provide care to people suffering from a mental health crisis. For those going through a mental health crisis If you or someone you know is in a crisis, suicidal, struggling to cope, or feeling emotionally overwhelmed, contact the 24 hour helpline. on 24 for Mental Health Crisis Stabilization at 1-800-992-2061. .

For the latest updates, visit www.wmcmhs.org/covid-19-response or follow West Michigan Community Mental Health on Facebook.