Mental Health Specialist School-based Outpatient Program
Description of service provided:
The Mental Health Specialist School-based Outpatient Program offers students the opportunity to receive confidential mental health services within their school. Services may include individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy and/or "on-the-spot” interventions. The program provides counseling, support and skills to alleviate concerns. Students are see at a frequency determined by their specific clinical needs.
Geographic area of service:
Cameron, Elk, McKean, Potter counties
Parents/guardian of children under age 14 must participate in the intake process, including the development and continued review of the student’s 90-day treatment plan.
How to Access Service:
Referrals can be made by the student, the parent/guardian, the Student Assistance Program, the LIFE Program, a school counselor, other school professionals, other DCI providers or other behavioral health providers.
Address and Hours of Operation:
43 Servidea Drive (along Rt. 219)
Ridgway, PA 15853
For referrals in Elk/Cameron/McKean counties’ schools
For referrals in Potter County schools
Monday - Friday (Program offices are open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
However, services are provided in the home, school, and community at times that best fit the family’s needs.
How Individuals Pay for the Service:
For therapy sessions where medical insurance is billed, a parent/guardian must sign a consent to bill the insurance company. Services may be provided regardless of the ability to pay.