MHSS (Mental Health Skill-Building) -- Adults

Provides mental health services for adults in the community over the age of twenty-one (21). These individuals have a history of emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders resulting in significant functional impairments in major life activities. These individuals are those who experience severe and persistent symptoms of mental illness causing further symptoms and impairments which result in producing distress and disabilities in their normal day-to-day functioning.

To qualify for the Mental Health Skillbuilding Program, consider the following criteria:

  • Medicaid Eligible
  • Mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in functional impairments in major life activities
  • A history of: Psychiatric Hospitalization; Residential/Community Crisis Stabilization; Intensive Community Treatment (ICT); Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT); Psychiatric Residential Treatment (RTC Level C); or Temporary Detention Order (TDO) due to decompensation
  • A prescription for antipsychotic, mood stabilizing or anti-depressant medication within the past year

Settings – community, home

Hours of Service – up to 15 hours per week, not to exceed 3 hours per day per individual service between the hours of 6am to 10pm (note: times and units can fluctuate if necessary, to meet the needs of individuals)

Days of Services - 7 days per week

Frequency of Services – up to 15hours per week, not to exceed 3 hours per day per individual unless clinically necessary

Payer of Services – Virginia Medicaid

Fees – no fees for individual

Referral Sources – community partners, Managed Care Organizations, self-referral, physicians’ offices, family, friends, other behavioral health agencies, EPIC internal programs, Office of Children’s’ Services (CSA)

Specific Services Offered – direct services, care coordination