We believe in meeting the needs of our consumers outside of a traditional behavioral health clinic whenever possible. Community, school, and home-based behavioral health services provide easier access to treatment and are offered voluntarily and/or through partnerships and contracts with various local agencies. Services offered in non-clinical environments enable participants to learn new skills in natural settings, as an extension of their outpatient services, or while completing additional behavioral health programs. Community care can foster greater service satisfaction, more successful outcomes, and the prevention of stigma that can be associated with behavioral health services.
On-site Qualified Mental Health Professionals and Associates provide mental health and Child and Adolescents Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessments, treatment, community referrals, and youth and family counseling for participants actively involved in DHS services. Services include psychotherapy conducted in the home or foster home as well as care navigation and service coordination for all youth entering foster care. This community-based program is designed to expedite services and treatment for families who have an open case with DHS-CW and are working within a family reunification timeline.
Intensive in-home services are provided by Qualified Mental Health Associates to high-risk families whose children are being returned home after being placed in foster care or at risk of being placed into foster care. This short-term, intensive program for the entire family is available by DHS referral and provides skills and parent education on domestic violence, substance abuse, and child abuse or neglect. Providers assist with life skills including budgeting, developing routines, and creating safe and nurturing household structure.
We partner with Klamath Open Door to provide on-site integrated health care services to our consumers at our primary facility. Integrated Care combines primary health care and mental health care in one setting and is designed to help address the physical health problems of people with serious mental illnesses. Blending the expertise of mental health, substance use, and primary care clinicians creates a team-based approach to positive health outcomes and reduced costs to effective care.
Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorder services are provided to high risk youth lodged in Klamath County Juvenile Department’s Behavioral Rehabilitation program. Providers are responsible for the behavioral health care of juveniles in the program and deliver evidence-based treatment through individual and group counseling sessions, observing and reporting on participant development and interaction with staff and peers, and regular progress reviews. Individual treatment plans are developed based on assessments, reviews, and incident reports.
The Link Access Center, a collaborative behavioral health and sobering center located at 1501 Foster Ave., offers walk-in behavioral health services 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, and voluntary sobering services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A collaborative project between Klamath Basin Behavioral Health and Sky Lakes Medical Center, Link Access Center provides a service entry point for individuals suffering from mental health and addiction challenges, and is designed to remove barriers to engaging in local behavioral health services. Collaboration includes staffing and operations support from The Klamath Tribes to ensure culturally responsive and best practice services for the Tribal community. Professional mental health staff offer new client intakes, crisis walk-in response, alcohol and drug assessments, case management, peer support, community resource referrals, and Oregon Health Plan enrollment.
School based Qualified Mental Health Professionals provide mental health assessments, treatment, and case management for students in local city, county, charter, or alternative schools. Free services are available to any student and family therapy is included when appropriate. Referrals to this service can be from the school, parents, or KBBH. Students over the age of 14 can self-refer and consent to services.
School based Qualified Mental Health Associates provide skills building and case management at each city elementary and middle school for students who are struggling to succeed in a school setting. Services include assistance and education for teachers and administrators in the areas of difficult behaviors, character education, early identification of behavioral health challenges, and referrals to additional services. All students are eligible for this free service and do not need to be receiving KBBH services outside of school.