Mental Health Intensive Case Management - Battle Creek VA Medical Center
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Battle Creek VA Medical Center

 

Mental Health Intensive Case Management

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What We Do

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Programs assist Veterans living with serious mental illness by instilling hope, validating strengths, teaching skills, and facilitating community integration so that each can develop meaningful self-determined roles in the community.

The MHICM team meets with Veterans at their homes and in the community, provides medication monitoring, crisis intervention and resolution, as well as assisting Veterans in developing linkages to community resources. MHICM staff assist Veterans with employment, housing, financial matters, socialization and any other problems encountered in daily living.

Key Staff

Program Manager

Joe Grueter, LMSW
(269) 966-5600 Ext. 31625

For general program information, call (269) 966-5600, Ext. 30054.

Service Information

The Mental Health Intensive Case Management (MHICM) program serves those Veterans with severe and persistent mental illness, who have frequent or long-term hospitalizations.

  • Services are continuous, over a prolonged period of time and provided in the community, as opposed to being office-based.
  • Services are individually tailored to meet the needs of the Veterans and are delivered on a one-on-one basis or in a group setting.
  • Continuity of care is assured by using a multidisciplinary team approach.

    Services provided by MHICM include:

    • MHICM staff assists the Veteran with employment, housing, financial matters, socialization, and any other problems encountered in daily living.
    • The MHICM team, consisting of social workers, nurses, recreation therapist, and psychiatrists, believe in solving problems by assisting the Veteran, as well as encouraging independence and self-efficacy.
    • The MHICM team will make frequent home visits, provide medication monitoring, crisis intervention and resolution, as well as develop linkages to community resources.
    • MHICM services also available at Wyoming and Muskegon CBOC.

    Eligibility Criteria

    • Veterans are eligible when they have a severe and persistent mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Major Depression, PTSD, among others. 
    • They have been hospitalized at least 30 days during the past 12 months.
    • Veterans from different types of living arrangements can access this program. The MHICM program works with Veterans who live within a 35 mile radius of the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.

    Contact Info

    Location

    • Battle Creek VA Medical Center
      Building 7, First Floor

    Contact Number(s)

    • 269-966-5600 Ext. 30054

    Hours of Operation

    • Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.