Our medical staff provide a psychiatric evaluation to assess the need for medication management and ongoing monitoring of prescribed medication. In additional our psychiatric staff ensure the best therapeutic effects and medical safety by coordinating care with the individual’s therapist and primary care physician. All of our medical staff are licenses in the state of Mississippi as Doctor of Medicine and/or Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners.
If indicated by the Initial Assessment, the following priority groups of individuals with serious mental illness, children/youth with serious emotional disturbance and individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability (if applicable) must be provided Psychiatric/Physician’s Services within fourteen (14) days of the date of his/her Initial Assessment unless the individual states, in writing, that he/she does not want to receive the service. Appointment cancellations or “no shows” must be documented in the individual’s case record.
- Individuals discharged from an inpatient psychiatric facility;
- Individuals discharged from an institution;
- Individuals discharged or transferred from Crisis Stabilization Services; and,
- Individuals referred from Crisis Response Services.
Medication Evaluation and Monitoring is the intentional face-to-face interaction between a physician or a nurse practitioner and an individual for the purpose of assessing the need for psychotropic medication, prescribing medications, and regular periodic monitoring of the medications prescribed for therapeutic effect and medical safety.