Adult Out Patient Services

Adult Outpatient Services (Adult OPC) 

Roy Ramirez, M.S., L.L.P.

rramirez@lapeercmh.org

Program Supervisor

OUTPATIENT SERVICES

The LCCMH Outpatient Clinic (OPC) Program is committed to providing a range of mental health services to people of Lapeer County. The outpatient program provides services to the adult population with a primary diagnosis of mental illness, emotional / behavioral disturbances, co-occurring substance use disorders and other related conditions. The Outpatient Clinic Program is comprised of full-time and part-time clinicians, and independent contractors. LCCMH staffs the program with master-level therapists (LPCs, LLPs, MSWs and LMSWs) as well as psychiatrists. These individuals provide individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, co-occurring substance use services and conjoint therapy as well as psychiatric evaluations and medication reviews.

Outpatient Services Goals:

  • Improving communication skills of persons served
  • Improving affect of persons served
  • Stabilizing moods of persons served
  • Improving parenting skills
  • Improving relationships
  • Improving family functioning
  • Advocating for persons served
  • Linking persons served with community resources and utilize natural supports
  • Integrating LCCMH Services with medical services of persons served 

ACCESSING SERVICES

Lapeer County Community Mental Health is part of the Region 10 Pre-paid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP), which operates a centralized access / screening system. Lapeer County residents may contact the ACCESS Line by calling (810) 667-0500 or 1 (800) 225-4447. The Access Center screens the caller for eligibility, specific entry / reentry.

Once residential eligibility and clinical eligibility is met, a bio-psycho-social or clinical assessment is authorized. Once eligibility is determined and services are authorized, an initial intake appointment is scheduled by the access center staff in consultation with Lapeer Mobile Intensive Crisis Stabilization (MICSS) staff. At the initial appointment, an intake assessment (bio- psycho-social assessment or clinical assessment) is completed. The intake assessment is then reviewed by the supervisor for qualification of services.