What is Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM)?
Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) is a community based program for veterans with very disabling mental health problems who live within an hour's drive of the WRJ VAMC. The program provides mental health services to eligible veterans in their homes and communities. The goal of the MHICM program is to support veterans in their recovery goals and minimize demoralizing crises. To do this, the MHICM team members provide:
Veterans are eligible for MHICM if they:
Needs Assessment for MHICM: Once a veteran has been referred to the MHICM team, he or she is evaluated by a team member. This assessment gathers information about mental health conditions, health, coping, resources and current needs. The MHICM team will discuss this information and determine if MHICM would be the best option to address the referred veteran's needs.
Acceptance and Ongoing Care: Once accepted into the program, the team asks veterans to complete an assessment of their symptoms and concerns. This assessment is repeated every six months. Team members meet with veterans enrolled in the MHICM program 1-3 times per week and veterans may call the team in between visits. Family members or friends may be involved in the veteran's treatment, depending upon the desires of each veteran.
Visits by the MHICM team: MHICM team members (nurse, social worker, psychiatrist, etc.) will visit as needed to help vets with treatment concerns. Vets and the MHICM team will decide how often and when visits are made. The visits are scheduled in advance and are based upon need.
Treatment Process: MHICM provides intensive support in face to face meetings and phone contact. We also offer assistance in providing information and recommend resources for veteran's family members and supporters. A treatment planning meeting with the entire team, is held initially, every six months, to clarify goals. In this meeting we will discuss goals, needs, resources and how the team can best help.
MHICM at White River Junction, VT VA
There are 100 Urban MHICM programs throughout the VA system. The MHICM program at VAMC White River Junction is a rural pilot program and consists of the following team members:
How to Access Services
To use these services, veterans should be referred by a current provider. If veterans don’t have a provider, they should go to the PMHC, our walk-in clinic located in Primary Care.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00AM-4:00PM,
The phone number for the PMHC is 1-802-295-9363 ext. 6132.