Mobile Treatment Services (MTS)

Mobile Treatment Services (MTS) is an intensive integrated blend of outpatient and psychiatric rehabilitation services. It provides assertive outreach, treatment and support to adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and children with Severe Emotional Disturbances (SED) who resist more traditional forms of outpatient treatment. Service provision is mobile and provided in the individual's natural environment (i.e., home, street, shelters for the homeless, etc.).

QCI Behavioral Health is dedicated to improving the quality of life of individuals who are challenged by mental illness and low income, especially those individuals who are traditionally considered the most difficult to serve. Our interdisciplinary team provides clinic and community-based services including psychiatry, psychotherapy, case management, and psychiatric and vocational rehabilitation. We are committed to a work atmosphere that is respectful and nurturing for staff and clients a like, and the provision of services in a highly flexible and client centered manner to

best meet the unique needs of those we serve.

Medication Support

Order medications from pharmacy

Deliver medications to clients

Educate about medication

Monitor medication compliance and side effects

Rehabilitative Approach to Daily Living Skills

Grocery shopping and cooking

Purchase and care of clothing

Use of transportation

Social and family relationships

Education about legal rights

Health Promotion

Preventive health education

Medical screening

Schedule maintenance visits

Liaison for acute medical care

Reproductive counseling and sex education

Housing Assistance

Find suitable shelter

Secure leases

Purchase and repair household items

Develop relationships with landlords

Improve housekeeping skills

Family Involvement

Crisis management

Counseling and psycho-education with family and extended family

Coordination with family service agencies

Work Opportunities

Support in finding volunteer and vocational opportunities

Liaison with and education of employers

Serve as job coach for clients

Financial Management

Plan budget and bill paying

Troubleshoot financial problems (e.g., disability payments)

Increase independence in money management

Entitlements

Assist with documentation

Accompany clients to entitlement offices t Manage food stamps

Assist with re-determination of benefits

Counseling

Problem-oriented approach

Integrated into continuous work

Goals addressed by all team members

Communication skills development

Part of comprehensive rehabilitative approach

MTS Model

Mobile Treatment Services is a team treatment approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia.

Treatment Approach and Methodology

  • maximize access to services;

  • motivate consumers to seek and continue treatment;

  • minimize resistance and denial;

  • confront dependency and helplessness;

  • provide a framework for prevention and health maintenance;

  • operate in the context of the “real world”; and

  • assure comprehensiveness in addressing the whole person within treatment.

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