Mobile Treatment Services

Services in the home, in the community, in homeless shelters or other agencies, or wherever there is a need.

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.

QCI's teams of experienced psychiatrists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, registered nurses, case managers, and caring community support specialists guide patients to a more self-sufficient and healthy lifestyle. We provide help for adults living with mental illness that includes ongoing psychiatric care and medication management and individual, family and group therapies. All services are personally planned for and with each patient to promote and guide each one to wellness, assist with the location and maintenance of stable housing, insurance, social security and entitlements, financial independence, reconnecting with friends and family, and giving referrals, location, and connection with other community resources that will promote recovery.

Medication Support

    • Order medications from pharmacy

    • Deliver medications to clients

    • Educate about medication

    • Monitor medication compliance and side effects

Entitlements

    • Assist with documentation

    • Accompany clients to entitlement offices t Manage food stamps

    • Assist with re-determination of benefits

Work Opportunities

    • Support in finding volunteer and vocational opportunities

    • Liaison with and education of employers

    • Serve as job coach for clients

Counseling

  • Problem-oriented approach

  • Integrated into continuous work

  • Goals addressed by all team members

  • Communication skills development

  • Part of comprehensive rehabilitative approach

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

Community Collaborations
& Family Involvement

    • Crisis management

    • Counseling and psycho-education with family and extended family

    • Coordination with family service agencies

Housing Assistance

    • Find suitable shelter

    • Secure leases

    • Purchase and repair household items

    • Develop relationships with landlords

    • Improve housekeeping skills

Health Promotion

    • Preventive health education

    • Medical screening

    • Schedule maintenance visits

    • Collaborating with primary care physicians

    • Liaison for acute medical care

    • Reproductive counseling and sex education

Financial Management

    • Plan budget and bill paying

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

    • Increase independence in money management

The 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'

  • Assure comprehensiveness in addressing the whole person within treatment.