From 2012 to present, Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center (NDTC) has collaborated with the counties and BHMCOs to implement an innovative model program referred to as CBIT (Community-Based Intensive Treatment) to support individuals transitioning back into the community following an inpatient hospital stay.
What is CBIT?
- From 2012 to present, Nulton Diagnostic and Treatment Center (NDTC) has collaborated with the counties and BHMCOs to implement an innovative model program referred to as CBIT (Community-Based Intensive Treatment) to support individuals transitioning back into the community following an inpatient hospital stay.
- It is an innovative way to deliver comprehensive and effective services to those high acuity individuals with the most challenging and persistent problems that have not been well met by other levels of care or traditional delivery models to increase community tenure.
- CBIT teams collaborate on assessments and treatment planning, and day-to-day interventions.
- CBIT follows evidence-based practices and approaches.
- CBIT also includes an “Urgent Care” Psychiatric Model that works with Crisis, the ER, and the IPMH to provide an immediate appointment within one working day of discharge
- Weekly, the team has a huddle to collect data, monitor progress, ensure provider accountability, examine client needs, and collaborate effectively with other providers
- Program is currently offered within the counties of Blair & Cambria in Pennsylvania
Services Provided to CBIT Participants:
- Intake into program within 24-hours of client-acceptance
- 7 & 30-day medication management appointment with CBIT Psychiatrist
- Weekly Wellness Appointments with Team Nurse to monitor physical health and mental health symptoms
- Monthly Assessments to monitor transition readiness, quality of life, depression and client social determinants of health (SDoH)
CBIT Team Members
- Patient and their family
- Mental Health Professional
- CBIT Coordinator/Leader
- Psychiatric Wellness Nurse
- Blended Case Manager (BCM)
- Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist
- Employment Specialist
- Forensic and Housing Specialist
- Natural Supports (client-focused)
- Additional MH Professionals (depending on client needs)
- Substance Use Specialists
- Pharmacy Support – Onsite Pharmacist
- Other Medical Services as needed and prescribed Other Supportive
- Community Behavioral Health Program providers
- Family-Based Mental Health Treatment
- Evidence-Based Programming
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