All referrals to the
Comprehensive Community Services program are thoroughly screened prior to
admission. In order to be considered for admission to Walworth County CCS,
an individual must meet the
Have a qualifying
condition of a mental illness and a diagnosis listed in the American
Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM IV-TR) - as outlined in DHS 36; and
Have a functional
impairment that interferes with or limits one or more major life
activities and results in needs for services that are ongoing and either
high-intensity or low-intensity. Determination of a qualifying
functional impairment is dependent upon whether the applicant meets one
of the following descriptions: a) Children and adults who have
substantial needs for ongoing, high-intensity comprehensive services.
Individuals must have a qualifying diagnosis of a major mental health or
substance-use disorder and have substantial needs for psychiatric,
substance abuse or addition treatment; or b) Children and adults who are
in need of ongoing, low-intensity comprehensive services. These
individuals generally function in a fairly independent and stable manner
but may occasionally experience acute psychiatric stress.
Insurance (Title XIX); and
Be a resident of
Individuals who meet
the above criteria, will be asked to complete an application to the CCS
program and sign an agreement in order for the program to complete a State
required functional eligibility screen. This screen determines one's need
for CCS services and is required, as outlined in DHS 36.
Individuals with a
diagnosis of dementia, substance-related disorders, mental retardation or
any other severe, chronic developmental disability shall not be considered
appropriate for admission.
Referral sources (both
internal and external) need to complete and submit a referral form if CCS
services are sought.
Mental Health Outpatient