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Below are Dickinson's programs and services that specialize in Mental Health.
 

TOTAL HEALTH | AUTISM PROGRAM | PEER SUPPORT SERVICES | INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM |
  | ADULT PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION PROGRAMS: S.T.E.P.S. S.T.A.R.S.  * P.R.I.D.E.  |
| MOBILE PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION | FAMILY BASED SERVICES | EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT SERVICES
| C.O.P.E. DROP-IN CENTER | CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES | FORENSICS | OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING |
| CROSSROADS | BLENDED CASE MANAGEMENT | CHILDREN'S OUTPATIENT SERVICES | RURAL HEALTH CENTER |

 

Total HEALTH Program        Download Brochure

Description of Services Provided:
The Total HEALTH program is a collaboration between Elk Regional Health Center and Dickinson Center, Inc. to provide primary care and behavioral health services to patients and consumers with physical and psychological conditions.  The goal is to treat the whole person in order to improve care coordination and better meet the health care needs of our community.  The Wellness Nurse will serve as the care coordinator for referred patients. She will accept and review referral information for eligibility, assist in coordinating patient schedules with one of the program’s two primary care physicians, and complete behavioral health and wellness assessments.  The Wellness Nurse will support all patients in meeting their physical and behavioral health treatment needs and recovery care plan.  She will work closely with the patient’s health navigators who are part of the integrated care team.  These team members may include but are not limited to the patient’s case manager, peer specialist or psychiatric physician.  Primary Care Physicians (PCP) will be scheduled bi-monthly to provide holistic care to patients at Dickinson Center’s 43 Servidea Drive location.

Geographic Area of Service:
Elk County

Admission Criteria:
To be eligible, you must be 18 years of age or older, by history or at the present time have a serious mental health condition, and present with a significant medical history or current health condition or moderate to high severity, which restricts mobility and functionality, and/or has placed you in a high risk health status.

How to Access Services:
To learn more about this program and to request admission information, contact Tricia Brendel, RN and Wellness Nurse at 814.776.2145 or 814.776.0151

Address and Hours of Operation:
Dickinson Center, Inc. Main Campus
43 Servidea Drive
(along Rt. 219)
Ridgway PA 15853

The program’s wellness nurse will maintain a flexible work schedule and offer both traditional and non-traditional hours of service. 

How Consumers Pay for Services:
This program is funded through Community Care Behavioral Health (CCBH), Medicare, and Medicaid.  Under Medicare an entity must be chosen such as UPMC 4 You, Gateway, and Coventry.  Ameri-Health will be accepted in the future. 

Name of Program Wellness Nurse:
Tricia Brendel - RN
Main Phone Number: (814) 776.0151
Fax Number: (814) 776-1470

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Dickinson's Autism Program

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Description of Services Provided:
The Center offers autism spectrum disorder diagnostic and treatment services for children through 18 years of age. Treatment options include: occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, Brief Treatment Mobile Therapy, sensory integration therapy services, and Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Geographic Area of Service:
Elk, Cameron, McKean, Potter, Jefferson, and Clearfield Counties

Admission Criteria:
Needed services are determined after a face-to-face appointment with a clinician to address presenting problem areas, as well as past personal history, after which a complete autism evaluation will be scheduled if deemed necessary.

How to Access Services:
Services are most commonly accessed through phone contact with the office, a referral from a family physician, or referral from Early Intervention or the schools.

Address and Hours of Operation:
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA 15853
M-F 8am-5pm

750 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA  16830
Wednesdays 8am-5pm

How Consumers Pay for Services:
Services are billed through third party insurance, covered by medical assistance, or self pay is based on a sliding fee scale determined by household income.*

Name of Program Director, Main Office Phone Number and Fax:
Linda White
Program Director
Phone: (814) 772-2005 ext 2
Fax: (814) 772-6154

Larry Sutton, Ph.D, Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (814) 772-2005 ext 443
Fax: (814) 772-6154

Margaret Azzato, COTA
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant

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Peer Support Services                 Are you interested in becoming a Certified Peer Specialist?

Description of Service provided:
Peer Specialist services are specialized therapeutic interactions conducted by self-identified current or former consumers of mental health services. The peer specialist is trained and certified to offer support and assistance in helping others in their recovery and community-integration process. Peer support is intended to inspire hope in individuals that recovery is not only possible, but also realistically achievable.

The program philosophy is that all peer specialists are examples of hope and can enlighten people as to what recovery is and can teach the skills to help facilitate it. Recovery pathways give people direction and assistance in achieving individualized goals, while recovery principles and wellness tools provide ways to maintain wellness and divert possible problems. Services are based on mutuality and respect. In peer encounters mutuality provides bonding, role modeling, friendship, companionship and a common ground.

Consumer choice is crucial and the individuals participating in the program are encouraged to take an active role in their goal planning and recovery process. Services can include but are not limited to:

• Goal planning and assistance
• Peer to peer counseling
• Wellness groups
• Personal Wellness Recovery Plan (WRAP)
• Psychiatric Advanced Directive
• Advocacy
• Community awareness and integration awareness
• Self determination and self discovery


Geographic area of Service:
Elk, Cameron, Potter, Clearfield, Jefferson, Forest, Warren Counties

Admissions Criteria:
This is a voluntary program. The individual must be 18 years of age or older, with a Serious Mental Illness as defined by the Mental Health Bulletin number OMH-94-04.  
Peer Support Referral Form

How to access service:
Peer Specialist referrals can come from a variety of different sources including: psychiatrists, outpatient therapist, Partial Hospitalization Program, case managers, psychiatric hospitals, other service providers involved in their current treatment and self-referrals.
 
Address and hours of operation:
43 Servidea Drive
(along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853
The Peer Specialist Program works nontraditional hours to meet the needs of the consumer.

How the consumers pay for services:
This program is a state initiative is subsidized by county funding or Medical Assistance.*

Name of program director, main office phone number and fax:
Tracey Williams
Program Director
(814) 772-2005 ext 422

Julie Papa
Program Supervisor
(814) 772-2005 ext 423

Denise Geyer
Program Supervisor
(814) 772-2005 ext 424

 

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Coudersport Annex Main EntranceIntensive Outpatient Program

Description of Service Provided: Group, Individual and Family Therapy along with Psychiatric Services. We partner with the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit to provide an emotional/learning support classroom where Adolescents can attend to get their schooling and mental health needs met.


Geographic Area of Service: Potter, McKean, Cameron


Admission Criteria: Major Mental Health diagnosis and referral from school, doctor or mental health professional.


How to Access Service: Call 814-274-0977


Address and Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm


IOP Coudersport Campus
Heidi Eastman, LCSW, CPRP
Program Director
Phone: (814) 274-0977
Fax: (814) 274-0979

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S.T.E.P.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
 (Striving Toward Empowerment and Personal Satisfaction)

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Description of Service Provided: Psychiatric Rehabilitation is to provide mental health consumers choice within an array of services designed to assist them in enhancing levels of functioning in specific life areas including living, working, playing and learning in their place of choice with the least amount of professional intervention. We promote and encourage the overall wellness of each individual and assist them in reaching their full potential.


Geographic Area of Service: Elk and Cameron counties


Admission Criteria: The person is 18 years or older and has the presence or history of a serious mental illness based on medical records. As a result of the mental illness, the person has a moderate to severe functional impairment that interferes with or limits role performance in at least one of the following domains: educational, social, vocational, self maintenance relative to the person’s ethnic/cultural environment. The person must choose to participate.


How to Access Service: Self referrals can be made by calling the office at 776-2001. A referral can be made by anyone to Psychiatric Rehabilitation such as case management, physicians, clergy or family.


Address and Hours of Operation:
43 Servidea Drive
(along Rt. 219)
Ridgway PA 15853
Monday through Friday 8:30am to 2:30 pm, staff hours are 7a.m. to 3 p.m.
 

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
Fees are determined by income and number of dependents.  Services may be paid for by Medical Assistance, Community Care Behavioral Health, and some private insurance companies.  If an individual has no insurance coverage, they may request their county of residence MH/MR administrative office for assistance with payment.

Name of Program Director:
Toni Mosebarger BSN, RN-BC, CPRP
Main Phone Number: 814-776-2001
Fax Number: 814-772-1650

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S.T.A.R.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
(Supportive Teamwork Aimed @ Recovery & Success)
                                                                                              S.T.A.R.S. Newsletter


Description of Service Provided:
Psychiatric Rehabilitation seeks to help people determine the living, working, learning, and social roles they wish to achieve. Partnering with staff and/or other supports if desired, they identify what skills they have and what skills they need to develop. They also determine what supports/ resources they have and the ones that they need to achieve their goals. They then make a plan for their recovery and are helped by staff and peers to develop the needed skills and supports/resources that are unique to achieving their goals.

Geographic Area of Service: McKean County

Admission Criteria:
Individuals who are 18 years of age and older and have met the criteria for medical necessity are the primary recipients of psychiatric rehabilitation services. Acceptable diagnoses for the program would be Axis I mental health disorders such as Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Psychotic Disorder NOS, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Depressive Disorder NOS or the Axis II diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. Other diagnoses may be given exceptions by the managed care organization.

How to Access Service: Individuals may ask treatment services such as the psychiatrist, case manager, outpatient therapist, personal care physician, inpatient psychiatric services, or community social services agencies to refer them. They may also self refer by calling for a personal appointment and tour of the facility.

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
Fees are determined by income and number of dependents.  Services may be paid for by Medical Assistance, Community Care Behavioral Health, and some private insurance companies.  If an individual has no insurance coverage, they may request their county of residence MH/ID administrative office for assistance with payment.

Address and Hours of Operation:
9 Main Street
Bradford, PA 16701
Program hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
 

Community Programs Coordinator
Jim Prosper    
Phone: (814) 776-2145 x269
Fax: (814) 776-1470

 

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P.R.I.D.E. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
(People Reaching for Independence, Dreams and Excellence)
                                                                                                           P.R.I.D.E. Newsletter

Program Name: P.R.I.D.E. “People Reaching Independence Dreams and Excellence”.

Description of Service Provided: P.R.I.D.E. “Prides” itself as being ever evolving and changing. As we grow, so does the program. We have many groups and activities throughout the day that are facilitated by both staff and PRIDE Members. The groups and activities are all focused toward recovery and PRIDE members reaching their goals. Our Mission statement, written by PRIDE Members, is the following-“PRIDE is dedicated to partnering with people. We promote and encourage the overall wellness of each individual and assist them in reaching their full potential.”

Geographic Area of Service: Potter and McKean Counties


Admission Criteria: PRIDE partners with adults 18 years and older with a Mental Health Diagnosis who are interested in improving their life and working toward recovery. Please call for more details.

How to Access Service: Call 814-274-0977 or see our address below.

Address and Hours of Operation:
1 North Main Street
3rd floor
Coudersport, PA 16915
Monday through Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm

Name of Program Director:
Heidi Eastman LCSW, CPRP
Main Phone: 814-274-0977
Fax: 814-274-0979

 

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Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Description of Service Provided:
Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation (MPR) provides individuals with psychiatric disabilities the opportunity to work, live in the community, and enjoy a social life, at their own pace, through planned experiences in a respectful, supportive, and realistic atmosphere.  MPR is designed to help people who are suffering from a mental illness regain or maintain the skills that will help them function in society, allowing them the comfort and security of being treated in an individualized fashion by a caring person in their own homes and/or communities. 

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation (MPR) Program is a Recovery-oriented program that is highly individualized and directed by the individual receiving the service.  A key element of rehabilitation is experiencing a valued role in the community and obtaining and using the power to make choices about one’s life.  Such experiences are essential to the cognitive and behavioral change that is an essential part of the recovery process for any person.

This service is delivered individually to each member and services are tailored to individual’s wants and needs.  The MPR Specialist meets with the individual in his/her home, work, school or social environment, which helps to increase their success and satisfaction.  This service also insures to fit each individual’s cultural background, natural environment, and special needs. 

Geographic area of Services:
Elk and Cameron Counties

Admissions Criteria:
Individuals must meet the criteria of Serious Mental Illness and be age 18 or older.

How to access services:
Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation referrals can come from a variety of different sources including: psychiatrists, outpatient therapists, Partial Hospitalization Program, case managers, psychiatric hospitals, individuals or other service providers involved in the individual's current treatment.

Address and hours of operation:
43 Servidea Drive
(along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853

Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation staff works under the concept of nontraditional hours in order to meet the needs of the individual.

How the consumers pay for services:
Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation is funded through, Community Care Behavioral Health & Cameron and Elk Mental Health/Mental Retardation services. There is no charge to the consumer. *


Name of program director, main office phone number and fax:
Tracey Williams
Program Director
Phone: (814) 772-2005 ext 422
Fax: (814) 772-4348


 

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Family Based Services

Description of service provided:
Family Based Services in an intensive, non-traditional therapeutic program that meets the needs of the family system.    Services are provided for 32 weeks (an 8-month) treatment period, which can be lengthened or shortened depending on the needs of the family.  The main goals of family Based Services is to empower parents to care for their children at home, to strengthen and maintain the family, improve coping skills, teach positive parenting, provide the family with case management, and to act as an advocate for the child. 

 

As part of this program, a 24-hour crisis hotline is available to families 7 days a week in the event of a family crisis.  Additionally, Family Based Services staff work non-traditional hours, which include evenings, and occasionally weekends if necessary in order to meet the needs of the family. 

 

The Family Based team is made up of a master’s level and a bachelor’s level mental health professional.  This team provides services directly in the home, community, and school helping the family to identify their strengths, and assisting them in meeting their needs.  Contact generally consists of one family session per week, one parent session per week, and an individual session with the identified child per week.  However, if needed additional session can occur with other family members as necessary.

Geographic area of service:
Cameron, Elk, and Potter Counties

Admission Criteria:
Children and adolescents can be referred by a number of sources including family members, schools, primary care physicians, case managers, an outpatient therapist, the CASSP program, an inpatient hospital stay, etc.  The referred child needs to meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis and Family Based Services must be recommended by a psychologist or a psychiatrist who feels this level of care is appropriate for the child and their family.

How to Access Service:
Interested individuals can call (814) 772-9540 in Elk and Cameron Counties, and (814) 274-0350 in Potter County to talk with program director or a Family Based staff person.  The Elk and Cameron County Office is located in Ridgway while the Potter County office is located in Coudersport.

Address and Hours of Operation:
Elk and Cameron Counties
43 Servidea Drive
(along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853

Potter County

Gunzburger Annex Building
3rd Floor
1 North Main St.
Coudersport, PA  16915

Office hours are Monday - Friday (Program offices are open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
However services are provided in the home, school, and community at times that best fit the family’s needs.

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
Family Based Services are provided at no cost to the family.  These services are most often paid for by the medical assistance program.  If you do not have this coverage however Dickinson Center, Inc. has contacts with the counties we service for the counties to pay for the service.*

Name of Program Director, Main Office Phone Number and Fax:
Sara L. Stauffer, M.S.
Phone: (814) 772-9540
x131
Program Director 

Elk County
Phone: (814) 772-9540
Fax: (814) 772-8335

Potter County
Phone: (814) 274-0350
Fax: (814) 274-7768

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Employment Support Services  

Description of Service provided:
Employment Supports Services is a program offered through Dickinson Center, Inc. and has been serving Cameron, Potter, and Elk Counties for over 30 years.

Employment Support Services offers a variety of services. The services include assisting individuals with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or physical disabilities in either obtaining or maintaining competitive employment.


Coudersport Annex Main Entrance

Employment Support Services Includes:

• Job assessments
• Job readiness training
• Job developing
• Job placement
• Volunteering
• Community Based Work Assessment
• On-the-job training
• Social Security Benefits Counseling
• Follow along services



Geographic area of Service

Cameron, Elk and Potter Counties

Admission Criteria:
Employment Support Services admissions criteria include individuals with mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and/or physical disabilities that have an interest in obtaining or maintaining competitive employment.  

How to access service:
Employment Support Services is funded in part by Cameron and Elk Mental Health/Mental Retardation services, The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Potter County Human Services. We accept referrals from the above and also referrals from mental health case managers, psychologists, outpatient therapists and self referrals.

Address and hours of operation:
Elk County
43 Servidea Drive
(along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853

Potter County
Gunzburger Annex Building
3rd Floor
1 North Main St.

Coudersport, PA  16915

Employment Support Services hours of operation are varied from week to week due to the changing schedules of the consumers served. Our consumers are employed with work schedules which include first, second, and third shift.

How the consumers pay for services:
Employment Support Services are provided at no cost to the consumer. Funding is provided by Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, OVR; Cameron and Elk Behavioral and Developmental Program or Potter County Human Services. *

Name of program director, main office phone number and fax:
Cameron/Elk & Potter Counties:
Marsha Dippold
Program Director
Phone (814) 594.7093
Fax: (814) 776.2654


Chief Operations Officer
Jim Prosper
Phone: (814) 776-2145 x269
Fax: (814) 776-1470


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C.O.P.E., Drop in Center              C.O.P.E. September Calendar
                                                                                  
Description of services provided
C.O.P.E Drop-In-Center is a center for socialization and recreation for individuals who currently or in the past received mental health services and are over the age of eighteen. The center includes a pool table, TV, DVD player, a library, living room, kitchen, computer, craft area and the new Wellness Gym. The Wellness Gym exercise equipment includes an Elliptical, Recumbent bike, Weider Pro Weight Home Gym and two Treadmills. The Wellness Gym is opened to all individuals who currently or in the past received mental health services and are over the age of eighteen. The Drop-In-Center is consumer driven and focuses on the recovery principles. The monthly activities are suggested by the consumers. Example activities throughout the month include; cinch tournaments, dinners, Nintendo Wii and Pool Tournaments, crafts, coffee club, and bingo.

Geographic area of service:
Elk and Cameron Counties

Admissions Criteria:
The C.O.P.E. Drop in Center admission criteria includes individual that are over the age of eightteen and who currently or in the past received mental health services.

How to access service:
The C.O.P.E. Drop-In-Center serves all individuals that fit the above criteria. The Drop-In-Center does not accept referrals from care providers. If an individual is interested in coming all they need to do it just call 776-2664.

Address and hours of operation:
305 B Race St.
Ridgway, PA 15853.

C.O.P.E. Drop-In-Center
Sunday CLOSED
Monday 10:00AM to 7:30PM
Tuesday 10:00AM to 7:30PM
Wednesday 10:00AM to 7:30PM
Thursday 10:00AM to 7:30PM
Friday 10:00AM to 2:30PM
Saturday CLOSED

Wellness GYM
C.O.P.E. Drop-In-Center

Sunday CLOSED
Monday 10:00AM to 12:30PM
Tuesday 4:00PM to 6:00PM
Wednesday 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Thursday (1st & 3rd week of the month) 4:00PM to 6:00PM
               (2nd & 4th week of the month) 2:00PM to 3:30PM
Friday 10:00PM to 12:30PM
Saturday CLOSED


How consumers pay for services:
The C.O.P.E-Drop in Center is funded by Cameron and Elk Mental Health and Mental Retardation Program.
There is no cost to the individuals served at the center.*

Name of program director, main office phone number and fax:
Julie Papa
Program Supervisor
Phone: (814) 772-2005 ext 423
Fax: (814) 772-4348

Tracey Williams
Program Director
Phone: (814) 772-2005 ext 422
Fax: (814) 772-4348

 

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Crisis Intervention Services

Description of Services Provided:  The program provides telephone, walk-in and mobile crisis intervention during routine office hours Monday through Friday. Crisis personnel will provide telephone support to persons needing to talk about an issue. Should a consumer request a face to face assessment, walk-in or mobile crisis services will be arranged. A Crisis Worker will work with the consumer to identify the least restrictive and most appropriate level of care to address the consumer’s clinical needs. Most often consumers are referred for outpatient treatment and at times assistance is provided arranging inpatient hospital care. Please note that only telephone support and walk in services at the Coudersport or Ridgway location are available to Cameron County residents.   

Geographic area of service: Elk, Cameron and Potter Counties

Admissions Criteria: Services are provided to any person 14 years of age or older at their request. Persons under the age of 14 will receive services at the request of a parent or guardian.

How to Access Service:
POTTER COUNTY -- Please call the Crisis line 814-274-8729 during routine office hours.
ELK/CAMERON COUNTY -- Please call the Crisis line 1-800-652-0562 during routine office hours.

After Hours Emergency Services --- Potter/Elk/Cameron Counties--- call 1-800-652-0562

Address and hours of operation:
Cameron/Elk County
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853
M-F 8am - 4pm
814-776-2145 Crisis Line 1-800-652-0562
After Hours Emergency Services call 1-800-652-0562

Potter County
Gunzburger Annex Building
3rd Floor
1 North Main St.

Coudersport, PA  16915
M-F 8am - 5pm
814-274-8651 Crisis Line 814-274-8729
After Hours Emergency Services call 800-652-0562.

How consumers pay for services:
Community Care Behavioral Health is the principle payer.  Additional treatment fees beyond Crisis/Emergency Services are paid for by the individual or his/her insurance carrier.*

Name of program director, main office phone number and fax:
Steve Symans
Program Director
Phone: (814) 274-8729
Fax: (814) 274-8652

Stephanie Rosenhoover
Elk County Crisis Navigator
Phone: (814) 776-2145
Fax:  (814) 772-6161


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Forensics

Description of service provided:
Provides in jail assessment, psychiatric services and ongoing treatment services to incarcerated populations. Also provides lethality assessments and on site trainings for all prison personnel. Targeted assessments are also offered to the Courts to assist in sentencing recommendations.

Geographic area of service:
Elk, Cameron, and Potter Counties

Admission Criteria:
Participants must be involved in the criminal justice system and have an Axis I mental health issue requiring treatment.

How to Access Service:
Referrals are accepted from the Courts, all probation departments, state Parole Agents, and corrections staff.

Address and Hours of Operation:
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am - 4:30pm

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
This is a grant-funded service.  Consumers do not pay for services except psychiatric services after release.*

Name of Program Director, Main Office Phone Number and Fax:
Michelle Straub
Phone: 814-776-2145
Fax: 814-776-1470

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Coudersport Annex Main EntranceOutpatient Mental Health Counseling

Description of service provided:
Using a variety of treatment models and techniques, counseling/therapy is provided to individuals, couples, families and groups of all ages to alleviate the symptoms of mental illness or restore previous levels of functioning.  Treatment options include; counseling/therapy, medication monitoring and management through a psychiatric nurse and psychiatrist, and/or crisis services.

Geographic area of service:
Potter & Elk Counties

Admission Criteria:
Needed services are determined after a face-to-face appointment with a clinician to address presenting problem areas, as well as past personal history.

How to Access Service:
Services are most commonly accessed through phone contact with the office, a referral from a family physician, or referral from other social service providers.  Crisis Services, for emergent care needs, can be accessed Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm.

Address and Hours of Operation:
Elk County
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853

808 South Michael St.
St. Marys, PA  15857

Potter County
Gunzburger Annex Building
3rd Floor
1 North Main St.

Coudersport, PA  16915

Day and evening appointments are available.

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
Services are billed through third party insurance or based on a sliding fee scale based on household income.*

Name of Program Director, Main Office Phone Number and Fax:
Elk County - Ridgway
Phone: (814) 776-2145 
Fax: (814) 776-1470

Elk County - St. Marys
Phone: (814) 834-9722
Fax: (814) 834-9723

Potter County
Phone: (814) 274-8651 
Fax: (814) 274-8652

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Crossroads


Description of Service Provided: Crossroads is a day treatment program for adolescents struggling with the symptoms associated with a mental health diagnosis. Group, individual, and family therapy are offered in addition to medication management. Cognitive behavioral interventions focus on improving interpersonal relationships and symptom management, while overall increasing an adolescent’s ability to be successful at home, in school, and in their community.

Crossroads includes an academic component, which allows program participants to remain in their home school district. A teacher is available to provide instruction

while a mental health worker is present in the academic milieu to provide therapeutic interventions.


Geographic Area of Service: Elk, Cameron, McKean, and Jefferson Counties.


Admission Criteria: Individuals admitted to Crossroads must be 11-18 years old, enrolled in a school district, and have an Axis I mental health diagnosis. Additionally, the level of care provided by Crossroads must be determined as medically necessary by a psychiatrist, licensed psychologist, or primary care physician.


How to Access Service: Admittance to Crossroads begins with a referral from a parent, school personnel, therapist, counselor, psychologist, or a physician. A referral may be made by calling 814-389-4515. Upon a referral an intake interview will be scheduled to determine appropriateness of services.


Address and Hours of Operation:
763 Johnsonburg Road
Mailbox # 37
St. Marys Pa, 15857

Individuals attend Crossroads from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. 5 days a week during the school year and 3-4 days per week during the summer months.


Name of Program Director:
Tonya Wolfe
Phone: (814) 389-4515
Fax: (814) 781-8298

 

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Blended Case Management

Description of service provided:
Blended Case Management is a voluntary program that provides services to adults and children with a primary diagnosis of mental illness. These consumers also must meet specific mental health criteria established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to participate. Case Managers assist their consumers in gaining access, coordinating and monitoring necessary mental health, medical, social, educational, and other eligible services to successfully remain in the community.

The frequency of contact is determined by need, but at minimum, should include every 30 days for children and every 60 days for adults.

Consumers also have the availability of utilizing the Crisis Hotline after hours to reach the on-call case manager.


Forensic Case Management: A Blended Case Manager is available to coordinate with the Elk County Prison and Dickinson Center, Inc. Forensic Program to assist with coordinating treatment and accessing services while in the prison setting, as well as the transition from incarceration into the community. 

Geographic area of service:
Elk and Cameron Counties

Admission Criteria:
PDF Forms:
Children's Case Management Referral Form
Adult Case Management Referral Form
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

How to Access Service:
Referral form completed by a provider, which includes documentation of mental health diagnosis and criteria. Self-referrals may also be made by calling the Program Director.   

Address and Hours of Operation:
Mailing Address:

43 Servidea Drive
Ridgway, PA  15853

Site Locations:
Elk County
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA  15853

Cameron County
27 East Fourth St.
Emporium, Pa. 15834


Services are provided using both traditional and non-traditional hours.

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
Consumers do not directly pay for this service.  Funding is provided by Medical Assistance, Community Care Behavioral Health or Cameron/Elk County MH/MR program.*

Name of Program Director, Main Office Phone Number and Fax:
Elk & Cameron Counties
Denise Michalowski
Program Director 
Phone: (814) 772-2005 x429 
Fax: (814) 776-0234

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Children's Outpatient Services

Description of service provided:
Children present for outpatient services at DCI for a wide range of mental health concerns (e.g. ADHD, adjustment issues, depression, anxiety, etc.)  Therapy with children is typically different than therapy experienced by adult clients.  Younger children may engage in play therapy (e.g. playing with toys or games) or art therapy (e.g., painting or drawing) during sessions.  Older children and adolescents may engage in more traditional talk therapy to address their mental health issues.  When serious underlying emotional problems are determined, the child may be referred to a psychiatrist for consideration of medications to support the child with his/her recovery. 

DCI has launched a School Based outpatient program in Elk County schools effective September 2008.  H.O.P.E. (Helping Our Pupils Excel) will provide for ready access to mental health treatment in a school-based setting. This service will be able to reach high school students that may not be able to access services in a traditional OP setting.  Parental involvement is strongly encouraged and supported by the program.  Similar program services are already operational in Potter County's school classrooms.Photo of Emporium Office

Geographic area of service:
Elk, Cameron, and Potter Counties

Admission Criteria:
Children and adolescents can be referred by a number of sources including family members, schools, primary care physicians, case managers, etc.  Requests for children's outpatient services are evaluated by a mental health professional who assists in determining the appropriateness of outpatient services.  The referred child needs to meet criteria for a mental health diagnosis to be able to be seen in the outpatient setting.

How to Access Service:

Coudersport Main OfficeInterested individuals can call (814) 776-2145 in Elk County, and (814) 486-0554 in Cameron County to talk with a mental health professional about scheduling an intake session.  The Elk County Outpatient clinic is located in Ridgway while the Cameron County clinic is located in Emporium.  For school based services in Potter County (Coudersport) please contact (814) 271-8651 for more information.

Address and Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday (Hours of operation vary on a daily basis)

How Individuals Pay for the Service:
Clients can pay for outpatient services by Medicaid, private insurance, or self pay.  If a family does not have insurance coverage, a sliding fee scale can be utilized to determine payment for services based upon the family's income level.*

Name of Program Director, Main Office Phone Number and Fax:

Elk County Services
Phone: (814) 776-2145 
Fax: (814) 776-1470

Cameron County Services 
Phone: (814) 486-0554 
Fax: (814) 486-1282

Potter
County Services 
Phone: (814) 274-8651 
Fax: (814) 274-8652

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Description of Service Provided: This program is an integration/collaboration between Behavioral Health and Medical Health Services in a Primary Care setting. This program provides Outpatient Mental Health counseling to children, adults and families. In this setting, it provides an opportunity for consultation with the individual’s primary care provider as needed.


Geographic Area of Service: The program is located at 5 Health Care Centers.
There are 3 locations in Potter County:  Port Allegany, Coudersport, and Ulysses, PA.  
Two locations are in Emporium (Cameron County).


Admission Criteria: This service is provided at Federally Qualified Health Care Centers. For those who have no insurance coverage, fees are based on a sliding income scale. Individuals who have health insurance benefits are also accepted.


How to Access Service: Individuals can self refer by calling one of the offices to schedule an appointment. When you call, please provide information regarding the referral reason. Issues addressed in therapy vary from depression, anxiety, and work related concerns, to children with behavior problems, attention difficulties, and/or adjustment issues. We also provide referrals to other services and/or programs if we find another service might be more beneficial.


Locations and Hours of Operation:
Potter County
Northern Potter Health Center

814) 848-7555
Mondays 8 a.m. to 12 noon.

Coudersport
(814) 274-9198
Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Port Allegany
(814) 642-7205
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 11:30a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cameron County
Emporium Health Care Center

288 Sizerville Road
Emporium PA 15834
(814) 486-0810
Mondays 8 to 5, Fridays 8 to 4

Cameron County Health Care Center
90 E Second St.
Emporium, PA 15834
(814) 486-0810
Tuesdays 9 to 6, Thursdays 8 to 5


Name of Program Director(s):
Potter County
 
(814) 642-7205

Cameron County
Leah Dippold, LCSW
(814) 486-0810


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* The program is funded through Cameron and Elk MH/MR Program, Potter County Human Services, Elk County Children & Youth Services, McKean County Department of Human Services, grants, United Fund and United Way, third-party insurance, or private pay.
 

 

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