Team Wellness Center Launches Psychiatric Urgent Care Unit
Michigan Chronicle - 6/29/2019
Team Wellness Center (Team) recently expanded its crisis services by opening a 16-bed Psychiatric Urgent Care Unit at the agency's Team East clinic located at 6309 Mack Ave.Detroit, MI 48207.
Team, which serves to more than 13,000 Wayne County residents, opened the unit in response to the growing community demand for 24-hour emergency mental health and addiction crisis response.
Services on the unit are provided by a multi-disciplinary team and include evidence- based practices, such as psychiatric assessments and clinical therapy for depression, anxiety, trauma, and other behavioral health issues.
The goal is to stabilize the symptoms of acute mental illness and substance abuse and to engage or re-engage the individual in treatment services to address the problems that led to the crisis. The individual is placed under continuous watch and evaluation until the episode has passed.
"We strive to be a one-stop shop." said Pamela Jastrabek, President and CEO of Team Wellness Center. "Individuals can receive the treatment they need and be linked to other services, such as primary care, dental care, and employment while on site."
Team is able to dispatch a mobile outreach team to emergency departments at various hospitals following a mental health crisis or overdose. Once the hospital has medically cleared the individual, they are transported to Team to immediately began treatment.
The unit will also be used to divert individuals with mental illness from emergency departments or jail and into the appropriate care. Hospitals, emergency service personnel, law enforcement, and court officials can make direct referrals to the unit.
Team Wellness Center accepts Medicaid and most commercial insurances. Walk-ins are also welcome. For more information call Team Wellness Center at 313-331-3435.