Much needed Local Adult Residential Crisis facility may become a reality

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Recently, the East Central (7E) Adult Mental Health Governing Board asked providers that serve Chisago, Isanti, Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Pine Counties for information regarding the cost, planning, and development of an Adult Residential Crisis Services facility. The facility would serve those living in our area providing much needed crisis services close to home where an individual can stay for a few days until the crisis is under control. 

The research base on the effectiveness of crisis services is growing. There is evidence that crisis stabilization in community-based residential crisis care can divert individuals from unnecessary hospitalizations and ensure the least restrictive treatment option is available to people experiencing behavioral health crises. Additionally, a continuum of crisis services can assist in reducing costs for psychiatric hospitalization, without negatively impacting clinical outcomes.

The Request for Information (RFI) for Adult Residential Crisis Services to Serve Region 7E includes the following:

Provider Qualifications:

  • Serves and is located within Region 7E; Chisago, Isanti, Mille Lacs, Kanabec and Pine Counties.
  • Staff, and/or company has the ability and required certifications to provide the services offered. Experience working with individuals living with a Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) or a Serious Mental Illness (SMI).
  • Preference would be companies that offer and/or have strong knowledge base for Adult Residential Crisis Stabilization
  • Knowledge and ability to use State prescribed reporting systems such as MHIS (Mental Health Information System).

Click here to view the full RFI .

Click here to view details and original post from May 11, 2018.

Responses and documentation due via email, fax or mail by 4:30pm, Friday, June 15, 2018.

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