Urgent Behavioral Health Screening or evaluation is provided to determine the mental health service needs of an individual experiencing psychiatric symptoms. Screening is provided for consideration of admission to inpatient hospital psychiatric programs, partial psychiatric hospital programs, residential treatment, or outpatient treatment services. Individuals may receive these services as part of an urgent care contact at a community site or at initial intake prior to engaging in a comprehensive mental health assessment. This service differs from a mental health assessment in that the activity may require not only the evaluation of an individual's treatment needs but also an evaluation of available treatment options. With the individual's authorization, the screening service may be provided in consultation with family and/or other allied providers. Urgent care screening is provided at local emergency departments, in the community with law enforcement, in the jail setting, and at the Yamhill County HHS Adult Behavioral Health office.
Comprehensive Mental Health Assessment/Evaluation services are offered Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm. Initial assessments are not scheduled and are offered as a same-day walk-in service. The Assessment service is a face-to-face interview with a Qualified Mental Health Specialist (QMHS) who will talk with you about all pertinent bio-psychosocial information, and consider any additional information you, your family, or referral sources provide as relevant to determining a diagnosis and plan individualized services and supports. "Bio-psychosocial information" means the combination of physical, psychological, social, environmental, and cultural factors that influence an individual's development and functioning.
During the Psychiatric Diagnostic Interview and Evaluation, a Licensed Medical Practitioner meets with the individual seeking service to provide an initial diagnostic examination, which includes a discussion of the individual's bio-psychosocial history and an assessment of their mental status, as well as disposition. The Licensed Medical Practitioner may spend time communicating with family, friends, coworkers, or other sources as part of this evaluation and may even include information from collateral sources in considering diagnosis and needs for psychiatric services with the individual. Laboratory or other medical studies and interpretation of these tests may also be included.