Levels of Care

Medication Management Services are offered in conjunction with inpatient and outpatient treatment, as well as a stand-alone level of care, provided by our full-time psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). 

Medications, such as antidepressants, mood stabilizers, stimulants, and antipsychotics are specifically selected to treat target symptoms of an illness. These medications impact the brain and central nervous system, changing the way your brain sends messages between cells.

Because each person’s response to medication is unique, it is important to develop a relationship with a provider who is proficient with pharmacological interventions and focused on patients being actively involved in their own care. Our APRN brings extensive experience and compassion to each patient’s care.

  • Dedicated Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
  • Customized treatment plans
  • Individualized care

Our Behavioral Health Outpatient Services strive to empower patients to manage and address their own symptoms. Through treatment, patients will learn to understand themselves better and develop insight into others around them as well. 

Children will increase respect for their parents. Spouses will increase their empathy for each other. Friends will change assumptions and have more compassion for what others are going through.

Our therapists provide individual, marriage, family, and group counseling. We promote personal growth and development of effective coping strategies to treat depression, grief, anxiety, addiction, trauma resolution, and eating disorders.

  • Various types of counseling offered
  • Develop personal growth and symptom management skills
  • Integrated Care

In our Senior Outpatient clinic we see how changes in family dynamics, impaired physical functioning, safety concerns, changes in independence, and complicated grief can impair quality of life for older adults.

We have developed a program focused on changing that and believe it takes strength to reach out for help and find the tools needed to get through hard times. Our philosophy is to provide quality care that stresses the importance of dignity, respect, and confidentiality, while helping the individual to achieve and maintain their optimal level of functioning. 

Our program incorporates participation in group activities and discussions, individual and family therapy, and aftercare support groups. This model of care promotes faster recovery and longer maintenance of progress after treatment has ended and is the most beneficial for people age 65 and older.

  • Help individuals obtain optimal level of functioning
  • Group activities and discussions
  • Promote fast recovery

Inpatient Senior Behavioral Health provides customized, acute care in a safe environment for adults 55 years and older. Our treatment is focused on helping individuals affected by psychiatric, emotional, or behavioral disorders find solutions when other levels of treatment have not been successful or when an acute event has occurred.

Patients and their caregiver collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to create an individualized treatment program stressing dignity, wellness, and living life to its fullest.

Our program is specifically designed to help older adults experiencing symptoms and/or behaviors that negatively affect a person’s ability to care for themselves, safely interact with others, or experience a high quality of life. This includes people who are experiencing unwanted symptoms, such as: loss of energy or motivation; avoiding family and friends; constant worrying; changes in sleep, appetite, or thinking; changes in mood, memory, or temperament; acute changes in mental status, or thoughts of self-harm.

  • Find solutions when other levels of treatment haven’t been successful
  • Work with a collaborative team to achieve effective treatment plan

Additional Support Services

In order to meet the needs of those living in assisted living or long-term care who have mental health treatment needs, but are not able to travel to our facility, are not appropriate for our Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program (IOP) or have insurance that will pay for IOP, we have developed a program to provide them therapy “in-place” at their facilities.

Fillmore County Hospital (FCH) will provide a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner (LIMHP) or Licensed Mental Health Provider (LMHP) to facilitate group therapy and individual therapy on a set day each week at the designated facility. FCH will directly bill Medicaid, Medicare, or private insurance for this treatment.

This partnership began in 2015 between FCH and Fillmore Central Public Schools. The shared vision included prevention and education, early identification and intervention, as well as treatment and ongoing support for our youth within the school setting. In addition, we wanted to create a collaborative approach where the student, school faculty, parents, and counselor could work together towards a common goal. The process includes parental approval and a confidential setting on school property for students to meet with their counselor. With this approach, students were able to address their mental health wellness, academic and behavioral challenges, and overall stressors at home, in the classroom, and socially with minimal time away from the classroom.

We have since partnered with Heartland Schools, Exeter-Milligan, and Sutton Public Schools, serving students in each of these systems. Counselors also provide student and faculty training on mental health related topics including conflict resolution, self-care, mental health first aid, training on adverse childhood experiences, parenting courses, suicide awareness and prevention trainings. If you are interested in this service, please talk with your school to determine whether this is the right fit for your child.

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Sometimes first aid isn’t a bandage or CPR. Sometimes, first aid is YOU!
Who should attend?

Anyone 18 or older can take a Mental Health First Aid Course, but it is recommended for those who are teachers, coaches, first responders, faith leaders and other caring citizens.

Learn how to help a friend, family members, coworker, or neighbor in need.

Instructed by Jeri George, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Contact: 4027593192 or email jgeorge@myfch.org

Find stability in your skills to become the parent you want to be and that your children  need you to be.

Discover news ways to instill positive character. Uncover alternatives for effective discipline. Master communication skills to match your children’s personality.

Instructed by Jeri George, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Contact: 4027593192 or email jgeorge@myfch.org

Children and teens with intellectual, physical, or speech-related limitations are more likely than the general population to experience stress and anxiety, or to develop other mental health issues such as depression, aggressive behaviors, and emotional withdrawal. Without appropriate intervention these issues can affect their overall quality of life, and often carry over into adulthood. Psychological assessment and therapy are provided in our program because of the possibility of related emotional or behavioral problems, and to promote success and emotional well-being.