It’s so important that we all speak up on mental health.
BestCare is pleased to be the contracted community mental health program in Jefferson and Crook County at the following locations. Our outpatient mental health programs provide mental health assessments and counseling services to children, families, and adults. Our mental health clinical teams include mental health clinicians, case managers, wraparound coordinators, skills trainers. Psychiatry, including evaluation, medication management, and nursing support is also an integral part of our mental health clinical services. We offer several mental health treatment groups, including weekly gender-specific DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) groups. Crisis intervention is also offered.
Severe & Persistent Mental Illness
In addition to mental health and psychiatric services, for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness we offer some helpful adjunct services such as Supported Employment and adult mental health consumer centers which are staffed by a small mental health team who facilitate individual and group therapy and case management services. Thanks to a grant from the State Health Services Division, we have a mental health Supported Housing Program/Rental Assistance Program for eligible participants.
School-Based Mental Health Services
BestCare has several mental health clinicians who are embedded in the schools in Crook and Jefferson County. By providing on-site mental health counseling services in the schools, many young people are able to participate in individual counseling in the school setting. Many children have been involved in mental health services since the program’s inception. Some children strictly participate in school counseling for short episodes of care while others may participate throughout the entire school year.
High-Intensity WrapAround Services-Children/Families
For children and families with high level mental health needs, we have a children’s intensive community-based treatment services program called WrapAround Services. We have two WrapAround Coordinators who facilitate wraparound meetings that include the family, their support network, clinical staff, and community partner stakeholders.
Young Adults in Transition Hub (YATH)
Young Adults in Transition is program focused on young people between the ages of 14-24. We know that youth in transition have been the lowest utilizer of mental health services demographically. Several years ago, the Central Oregon region received a YATH/YHUB grant from the State Health System Division to offer support and services to youth in transition who suffer from mental health and/or behavioral challenges. This population may not fit such rigid criteria that is required of traditional community health program.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 988