Throughout history people have sought to find substances to reduce or
eliminate the symptoms of illness.
In the past decade huge strides have been made in not only our
understanding of mental health conditions but also in our
understanding of how medication can reduce or eliminate the symptoms
of mental health conditions.
The prescription of medication has become an integral part of many
treatment plans and often lays the foundation for treatment success.
HES Medication Clinics provide psychopharmacological services to all
residents of the greater North Shore area and the Merrimack Valley.
Full Confidentiality is maintained for all medication clinic consumers
Medication Clinic services are provided by skilled psychiatrists and
psychiatric nurses at scheduled appointments only.
Medication Clinic services are available to all HES mental health consumers
Medication Clinic provide services during business hours: Monday
through Friday, from 9-5pm. Voice-mail is available twenty-four
hours, seven days a week. All calls will be returned during business hours.
The North Shore Emergency Services is available twenty-four hours a
day for emergency situations. It operates after business hours, on
weekends and holidays.
There is also an Emergency Services serving the Merrimack Valley
twenty-four hours a day. This service can be reached at 978-521-7777
CRITERIA FOR REFERRAL
You must be an HES mental health consumer currently in treatment
You must request a psychopharmacological evaluation upon Intake or
an~ime during the course of your psychotherapeutic treatment
You must agree to comply with your psychopharmacological medication
management and to follow your medication regime as your doctor recommends
You must agree to comply with your psychotherapeutic treatment plan
and to follow recommendations made by your therapist
Medication clinic services are usually covered by your health
insurance plan. You must make arrangements for payment for HES
services with the billing office prior to your medication Clinic appointment.
If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of a
psychopharmacological referral, please contact the medication clinic
closest to you.
MEDICATION CLINIC SERVICES
Services are provided for Children; Adolescents, Adults;
Developmentally disabled; Deaf individuals; Consumers across cultures
and the Elderly.
Provided are a full range of services which includes:
Psychopharmacological evaluation of medications
Routine follow up on medication appointments
Team approach to services to deliver quality care with Licensed professionals.
The Mission of the psychopharmacology division is to decrease the
need for repeat hospitalizations and to assist the client in
developing and maintaining the skills necessary to enhance the
quality of their lives; to educate the clients, families and
significant others about mental illness and medication compliance and
enable families to relate and respond to the client in a holistic manner.
The client, family and significant others are considered full
participants in the process of treatment and rehabilitation.
The psychopharmacology Division is both a treatment and educational intervention.
The education process is built upon the concept of a dialogue with
the client, family and significant others. Staff listening and
learning as well as teaching are essential if mentally disabled
citizens are to assume full participation in community life.
A Psychopharmacology Program is a complement to other basic services
provided: day rehabilitation; crisis services; supportive therapy;
residential; vocational and social programs.
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