Support Incorporated has instituted an innovative intake process that allows consumers to be seen by multiple clinicians in one visit. Although the process can take up to two hours, consumers are hailing the thoroughness of the assessment and appreciate the opportunity to speak to multiple clinicians who aid them in having all of their mental health needs met in one visit.
During the intake process, the consumer completes validated rating scales and receives a diagnostic evaluation by a team composed of a certified medical assistant, an intake clinician and a medical provider.
In addition to providing diagnostic expertise, the medical provider assesses medication needs and prescribes medication when clinically indicated. At the completion of the appointment, the consumer is linked to the appropriate level of service and is given a medication management follow-up if medication was prescribed.