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The challenge for providers is enabling patients in crisis to access services easily and quickly. University of Minnesota Health has expanded mental health services for more commonly diagnosed as well as serious mental health disorders, but the physicians have recognized that removing barriers to care remains a priority. In October 2017, University of Minnesota Health launched its Rapid Access and Brief Treatment (RABT) program, an initiative designed to offer quick access to time-limited treatment for adults experiencing initial episodes or recent symptoms of mental health disorders. The program provides a course of care running 3 months and is not intended for those with long-established, serious or persistent mental health conditions. The RABT multidisciplinary team includes marriage and family therapists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers. Each patient meets with at least 3 providers for assessment, cognitive testing, and medication evaluation. Treatment plans are based on shared decision-making among clinical team members and patients.“We’ve found that patients appreciate how the team comes together to create an integrated treatment plan so the patients aren’t managing multiple providers themselves,” says Pisetsky. After the initial visits, patients transfer back to their community provider with care recommendations from the RABT team.
University of Minnesota Health psychiatric services offers care for a wide range of mental and behavioral health disorders and has worked to expand access. In addition to the newly launched Rapid Access and Brief Treatment program for patients experiencing initial, nonpsychotic mental health episodes, we have several specialized programs available, including the following:
The Early Stage Mood Disorders Program offers services to patients in childhood to early adulthood (up to age 25) who are experiencing symptoms associated with depression (e.g., sadness, low energy, feelings of excessive pessimism/guilt, thoughts of death/suicide) or when there are concerns about the presence of bipolar disorder (periods of elevated mood/energy levels and decreased need for sleep, grandiosity, impulsive/dangerous behaviors). Our multidisciplinary program provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, evidence-based psychotherapy, and medication management.
The Teen SUDz program serves adolescents 12 to 18 years of age who are experiencing the negative consequences of alcohol and other drug use. The outpatient team includes a physician, nurse, pharmacist, individual and family therapists who work with adolescent patients and their family or guardian to craft individual care plans.
Our First Episode Psychosis Program is one of the largest in Minnesota and includes the outpatient adult Strengths program for patients with an initial psychosis diagnosis within the past 5 years and NAVIGATE, a research-based intervention focused on helping individuals resume normal life activities.
Recently opened in the summer of 2018, the Behavioral Health Clinic for Families in downtown Minneapolis offers psychotherapy for patients of all ages.
Assistance for Community Providers
Community providers can connect with our programs in 3 ways. They can request a patient evaluation for ongoing participation in a program or an evaluation for a onetime consult, with the patient returning for ongoing care. Providers can also request a patient evaluation and brief stabilization treatment, after which the patient returns to the referring physician for care.
Access to our Expertise
We are available to consult about your patients, with or without referral.
Our goal, whenever possible, is to see your patient within 5 days if requested.
You will hear from us within a week after your patient is seen.
Through our Physician Referral Service, you can make a referral, request a consult, or admit a patient through our main number: 888-318-3627 (Adults) or 888-543-7866 (Pediatrics)
If you have feedback about our service, please contact Levi Downs, MD, Chief Medical Officer: email@example.com