Behavioral Health Services Offered in Our Communities

As mentioned in the accompanying Mental Health Awareness Month article, CONCERN Behavioral Health Services offers a variety of mental health services in our communities. These services include:

Outpatient Services is provided to children, adolescents, adults, and families at CONCERN’s confidential, licensed outpatient clinic sites. Outpatient sites are staffed by psychiatrists who provide psychiatric evaluations and medication management services. Group therapy, where sessions follow a specific curriculum, is available to children, adolescents, and adults who share a common mental health need. Telepsychiatry is a convenient option for clients to receive needed psychiatric care where limited face-to-face psychiatric care time is available. This service is provided in Bethlehem, Fleetwood, Mansfield, Towanda, and Wyomissing.

Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) are part of the comprehensive mental health system of care for children, youth, and their families working cooperatively in the home, school, and community with the primary goals being to achieve the highest possible level of functioning and to promote wellbeing. The three categories of IBHS include: 1) Individual Services which provide services to one child; 2) Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), which is a specific behavioral approach to services; and 3) Group Services which are most often provided to multiple children at a specific place. This service is provided in Bethlehem, Fleetwood, Lewisburg, Towanda, Wellsboro, and Wyomissing.

Crisis Intervention Services provide a rapid response to crisis situations to individuals of all ages who exhibit acute symptoms. Clients are provided appropriate counseling, consultation, referral, resolution, linkage, and follow-up. Crisis intervention services include: Telephone, Mobile, and Walk-In services with Telephone and Mobile Crisis Intervention Services available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This service is provided in Mansfield and Towanda.

Family Based Mental Health Services (FBMH) are intensive, team-delivered services provided in the home and community and designed to integrate mental health treatment, family support services, and case management. The goal of FBMH treatment is to help children and adolescents with a serious mental health illness remain with their family in the community. This service is provided in Lehighton, Lewisburg, Towanda, and Wellsboro.

Partial Hospitalization provides a full day of mental health treatment programming in the form of group, individual, and family therapy, as well as psychiatric services to clients in kindergarten through twelfth grades. The educational component of the program is provided by the local school district or other contracted provider, and CONCERN Behavioral Health Services provides the mental health treatment component. This service is provided in Wellsboro through local school districts.

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