The department is responsible for the planning, development and coordination of services in the fields of chemical dependency, mental health, mental retardation and other developmental disabilities within the geographic boundaries of Clinton County.
The department directly operates both mental health and addiction treatment outpatient clinics. Additional services are provided through contracts with area agencies.
Mental Health Clinic Information (click to expand)
Serving the mental health needs of Clinton County residents of all ages.
Primary Services offered:
Psychotherapy: Also known as counseling or talk therapy. In this form of treatment, the client meets with a member of the clinical staff either individually, with a family member or as part of a group.
Medication: In this form of treatment, the client meets with a member of our medical staff who prescribes medication.
Consultation/evaluation: Our staff also provides a variety of services to other community agencies, including the Department of Social Services, the Probation Department, the Sheriff's Department, as well as the Criminal and Family Court system.
How to get services: Come to the clinic between the hours of 8:30-12:00 Monday through Friday to register for services and be seen for an admission assessment. During the intake appointment, we will talk with you about the mental health problems you are having and their urgency or severity, and the services you would like. We will also talk with you about your financial responsibility for services.
Fees: The clinic receives assistance from federal, state and local governments to assist those who could not otherwise afford mental health services. Your actual fee for an appointment will vary depending on whether or not you have a medical plan, your household income and the number of people living on that income. Your financial responsibility will be determined at the time of your first appointment.
The clinic is closed in observance the New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
Addiction Services Information (click to expand)
Clinton County Addiction Services is an outpatient addiction clinic serving Clinton County residents who have an addiction problem or who have a family member with an addiction problem.
Services provided include evaluation, referral, and outpatient treatment. Outpatient treatment generally includes a combination of treatment modalities such as individual counseling, group counseling, family or couples counseling and intensive outpatient treatment.
How to get services: Come to the clinic between the hours of 8:30-12:00 Monday through Friday to register for services and be seen for an admission assessment. You will be asked some questions so we can gather basic information, determine the reason you are requesting services and how we can best meet your needs. We will also talk to you about your financial responsibility for services.
Confidentiality: All services are confidential. The clinic follows state and federal rules and regulations governing the confidentiality of client identifying information and client records.
Fees: The clinic operates primarily on the fees generated from the services that are provided. Each session is billed to the client and/or their health plan. We do receive some assistance from state and local government to cover the expense for those who are not able to pay for the full cost of services. Your fee will vary depending on whether or not you have a health care plan, how much of the cost your plan covers, your household income, and the number of people living on that income. Your financial responsibility will be determined at the time of your first appointment.
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