As people age, they experience different concerns regarding their mental health. What is normal absent-mindedness and what should I be worried about? Is my fatigue/insomnia a symptom of a physical malady or a mental health concern? Am I experiencing normal grief after the loss of a loved one, or should I be concerned that I am depressed? Since my retirement, I seem to be drinking more –do I have a problem?
At Touchstone Health Partners, we can help you answer these difficult questions. Whether you are experiencing your first symptoms of mental health distress or addiction issues, or have a history of behavioral health disorders, we are here to assist you. With individual therapy, as well as psychiatric consultation and case management services, you will find the help you need at Touchstone Health Partners.
Acquisition of Benefits
Foothills Gateway for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Intensive Care Coordination
Intensive Case Management
Loveland Counseling Connections
Outpatient Mental Health Treatment
Outpatient Substance Use Disorder Treatment
Pre-Admission Screen Resident Review (PASRR)
Psychiatry and Medication Management
QoL Meds Pharmacy
Sister Mary Alice Murphy Center for Hope
Sunrise Larimer Center Clinic
ACQUISITION OF BENEFITS COMMITTEE (ABC)
Many clients are in need of Social Security benefits (SSI or SSDI). The Acquisition of Benefits Committee (ABC) has been trained to streamline the application process in order to increase the likelihood of a successful application.
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The Advocate provides ongoing support and limited psycho-education groups for parents of children and family members diagnosed with mental illness, as well as those receiving other services. The Advocate provides support for parents who need help with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for their child.
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The Health District of Northern Larimer County, in partnership with Touchstone Health Partners, provides information, referral and assistance for residents of Northern Larimer County. The Connections program offers telephone and face-to-face screening for routine, urgent and emergency requests, as well as maintaining a community database for referral to therapy services. Connections staff make direct referrals to Touchstone Health Partners as well as to community clinicians providing affordable services. Referrals can also be made to the Health District for limited psychiatric assistance.
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Specialized treatment services for individuals who have both mental health and substance use disorders.
Touchstone Health Partners maintains a team of specially trained Mental Health Disaster Responders who work with the local Offices of Emergency Management to provide supportive services to the community in the event of an all-hazards event such as fire, flood, tornado, or other catastrophic events.
Emergency services are operational 24 hours per day including weekends, holidays, and evenings. Care coordination, as a part of the overall plan of services to the client, is included in the provision of emergency services. Emergency services are available to children, adolescents, adults, elderly and minority populations.
On-site services are provided to individuals with developmental disabilities at Foothills Gateway. Specialty services include anger management groups, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups, men’s and women’s issue groups, as well as individual work. Consultation is provided to Foothills staff and annual psychiatric reviews are provided to Foothills Gateway participants who are not active clients with Touchstone Health Partners.
INTENSIVE CARE COORDINATION
Intensive Care Coordinators manage all inpatient services and higher levels of care for clients. This includes assessment, referral and services assisting in transition to a less restrictive environment. The Intensive Care Coordinators are responsible for doing 27-65 evaluations (evaluations of suicidal, homicidal or gravely disabled persons) and Child Mental Health Treatment Act (CMHTA or HB-1116) evaluations for youth who need to be assessed for residential treatment due to mental illness, or youth at risk for residential placement who may be able to be maintained in the community with more supportive in-home and other community based services.
INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT
Case Management involves activities that are intended to ensure that clients receive needed services, that services are coordinated, and that services are appropriate to the client’s stated desires over time.
LOVELAND COUNSELING CONNECTIONS
Loveland Counseling Connections (LCC) is an information and referral service for low and moderate income individuals, couples, children, and families in need of mental health counseling. Clients who qualify based on income are referred to local participating therapists who agree to provide services on a sliding-fee scale. LCC staff also provide pro bono counseling services to those that cannot afford the sliding-fee scale so that no one in need of treatment is denied services. LCC staff work closely with the medical staff at our host agency, Loveland Community Health Center, providing crisis intervention, consultation, and follow-up for patients who present with both mental health and primary health problems.
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Multicultural staff assist the agency in demonstrating its commitment to cultural competency through the coordination and presentation of intra-agency training opportunities as well as promoting the appreciation of diversity in our communities. Programming includes a 12-week parenting class, Strengthening Latino Families, support groups in Spanish and interpretive and case management services on and off-site.
OUTPATIENT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT
The Adult Outpatient staff provide evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and care coordination to adults between the ages of 18 and 60. Services include the mobilization and integration of supportive resources to assist the client in maintaining or enhancing quality of life. Clients and care coordinators plan together to achieve higher levels of functioning in work or school environments, in family or social relationships and in daily living activities. Individual and group treatments in a variety of topic areas are offered to all active clients and may include co-occurring treatment for those with both mental health issues and substance use issues.
PRE-ADMISSION SCREEN RESIDENT REVIEW (PASRR)
Persons referred to a nursing facility must be screened prior to admission to determine whether or not a psychiatric diagnosis is present. It must be determined whether the person requires mental health services prior to admission or requires special services while in the nursing facility due to mental illness. Touchstone Health Partners serves as a “fact finder” for the Professional Review Organization (PRO), acting through contract with the State Department of Human Services.
Medical services are provided under the general medical supervision of the Chief Medical Officer. Medical staff provide psychiatric consultation to staff, case conferences, psychiatric diagnostic evaluations, medication management and prescriptions.
Medication evaluation and monitoring services may be provided in conjunction with psychotherapy or may stand alone if the client is stable and not needing ongoing psychotherapy services. Medical staff prescribe only medications to address psychiatric symptoms/illnesses. The use of medications is not a prerequisite for services and clients will not be denied access to other services as a result of their reluctance to use medications.
QoL Meds is a full service pharmacy located inside Touchstone Health Partners at the Loveland and Oak Street locations. QoL can fill behavioral health medications as well as all other medications. A compliance program helps to ensure that medications are filled on time and correctly. A Pharmacist is available any time to answer questions and discuss medications.
Services are provided to Larimer County residents 60 years of age and older and are often provided in the home, including nursing facilities. Care coordination and individual treatment are offered to active clients, as well as consultation and training in areas of mental health and aging for nursing facility staff.
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SISTER MARY ALICE MURPHY CENTER FOR HOPE
The Murphy Center is designed to be a “One Stop Shop” for services for families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Case managers connect guests with local agencies providing community resources on site. Services available include employment resources; housing assistance; financial counseling; transportation assistance; job training and educational opportunities; mental health and substance use disorders counseling; phone and computer access for employment contacts; medical room; washer/dryer, kitchen, showers and storage facilities; and play areas for children.
Operated by providers from Sunrise Community Health’s Loveland Community Health Clinic, the Sunrise Larimer Center Clinic is an on-site physical health clinic located at Touchstone’s Wilson Ave. outpatient clinic in Loveland. The Clinic is open to all Touchstone clients, as well as other Medicaid and indigent patients from Loveland. Services include primary care, wellness, prevention, women’s health, and pediatrics.