Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Community Support Program/Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program

VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System

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General Information
Description of ServiceVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Community Support Program/Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program (MHICM)works with veterans diagnosed with serious mental illness, helping them transition to community living and fostering independence and recovery.

MHICM advocates a philosophy of recovery and rehabilitation. Veterans enrolled in this program have an assigned intensive case manager who has frequent contact with them through regular visits. The case manager will facilitate their integration into the community using natural support systems, such as family, landlords and employers, whenever possible.

Our integrated, multidisciplinary team delivers services that provides intensive, flexible community support, improves health status by reducing psychiatric symptoms, and decreasing inpatient hospital use, focuses on recovery, and improves community adjustment, functioning and quality of life.
Geographical AreaAllegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, Westmoreland
Intake ProcedureFor more information, call 412- 822-2086.
Helpful TipsPharmacy Hotline
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

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Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
EligibilityA clinician can refer veterans if they:
  1. Have a primary diagnosis of a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depression, bipolar disorder, etc.,
  2. Have had 30 cumulative days of inpatient psychiatric treatment or had three or more psychiatric admissions in the past 12 months,
  3. Have financial resources to support community living,
  4. Reside within 50 miles of VA PHS and are not a danger to themselves or others.
Veterans with a diagnosis of dementia or primary substance abuse and veterans with a history of violence are not eligible for the program.
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 University Drive
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Mail Attention To VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Main Phone 412-822-2222
Hotline Phone 800-273-8255
Emergency/After Hours Phone 24-hour toll-free: 866-482-7488
Web Address
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
Affiliated Program: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
This Service: Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Community Support Program/Mental Health Intensive Case Management Program
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Case/Care Management (PH-1000)
Centers for Independent Living (LR-1550)
Mental Health Counselors (YO-5000.5200)
Mental Health Issues (YZ-5000)
Rehabilitation/Habilitation Services (LR)
Veteran Reintegration Counseling (RP-1400.8000-900)
Veterans (YN-9000)