Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services


Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

First Health Services Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) services provides community based and individualized support to Children 6 to 17 that are in need of additional wrap around behavioral health support to address areas of functioning that may be impaired or that require rehabilitation. First Health Services Adult Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program provides a full range of psychiatric rehabilitation services for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Our model for the youth is based on the “wraparound model” where services are provided within the home, school and community.

PRP services are an extension to therapy services and First Health Services role is to support the psycho-therapeutic aspect of an individual’s mental health treatment by addressing what happens internally, mentally, and emotionally. Our rehabilitation services enlighten youth and adults on their immediate and long term needs and goals, identifies and highlights what their strengths and needs are, and helps to bring resolve to psychiatric symptoms

Medication Management

Pre-screening and intake

Assessment and Treatment Plan Development

Treatment Plan Reviews

Group & Therapeutic Recreational Activities

Program Philosophy

First Health Services believes in a strength based holistic process of healing and recovery for all persons, family systems, and organizations. The fundamental guiding principles of First Health Services are leadership, commitment, integrity, accountability, and trust. It is in this vain that we move forward serving those in need of help, empowerment, and a desire for change.” Referrals to other appropriate community resources are provided as needed.

Program Goals:

The goal of treatment is to assist an individual with his or her personal journey of recovery. This is achieved by developing an individualized treatment approach that empowers consumers to recognize their potential, set goals for themselves, and make choices about their life.

Outpatient Mental Clinic docs

 Beneficiaries of PRP

At First Health Services the people served under PRP shall include children and adults that have deteriorating mental and emotional well-being. They also include individuals with dual diagnosis of Developmental Disability and Mental Illness. These individuals face the threats of persistent thoughts of suicide, persistent feelings of hopelessness and despair, feelings of anxiety and nervousness; sleeplessness; difficulty in concentrating; and increased use of drinking and smoking. They have lack of appetite or excessive eating, difficulty in making decisions, and suffer withdrawals from the society. These are people with hypersensitivity, panic, odd behaviors and those who hear voices.

Staff to Consumer Ratio:

For every 10 individuals who participate in our on-site PRP services, there will be one Direct Support Rehabilitation Counselor (who has minimum qualification of an undergraduate degree, experience and extensive training) to undertake rehabilitation tasks. If an individual has opted for off-site PRP services, the Direct Support Rehabilitation Counselor will visit the individual at an off-site facility in the community chosen by the individual and at a convenient time of the individual. There shall be person-centered care for both on-site and off-site PRP services. A Program Director and a Licensed Rehabilitation Specialist shall be working round the clock to guide the Direct Support Rehabilitation Counselors to help provide PRP services to the individuals.

 Classification of Eligible Mental Health Disorders

Children: All categories of mental health are treated which meet DSM V criteria.

Adults: Must meet priority population diagnosis:

295.90/F20.9 Schizophrenia

296.43/F31.13 Bipolar I Disorder, Current or Most Recent Episode Manic, Severe

295.40/F20.81 Schizophreniform Disorder

296.44/F31.2 Bipolar I Disorder, Current or Most Recent Episode Manic Psychotic

295.70/F25.0 Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Type


295.70/F25.1 Schizoaffective Disorder, Depressive Type

296.53/F31.4 Bipolar I Disorder, Current or Most Recent Episode Depressed, Severe

298.8/F28 Other Specified Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic

296.54/F31.5 Bipolar I Disorder, Most Recent Episode Depressed, With Psychotic



298.9/F29 Unspecified Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorder

296.40/F31.0 Bipolar I Disorder, Current or Most Recent Episode Hypomanic

297.1/F22 Delusional Disorder

296.40/F31.9 Bipolar I Disorder, Current or Most Recent Episode Hypomanic,

296.33/F33.2 Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent Episode, Severe


296.34/F33.3 Major Depressive Disorder, Recurrent Episode, W/ Psychotic

296.7/F31.9 Bipolar I Disorder, Current or Most Recent Episode Unspecified


296.80/F31.9 Unspecified Bipolar and Related Disorder

301.22/F21 Schizotypal Personality Disorder

296.89/F31.81 Bipolar II Disorder


 Scope of Care:

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services assist persons, 6 years or older, with functional disabilities resulting from mental illness, to develop, enhance and/or retain: psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal adjustment, and/or independent living competencies so that they experience more success and satisfaction in the environments of their choice and can function as independently as possible. Our Psychiatric rehabilitation programs are founded on the principles of client choice and the active involvement of a client in his/her rehabilitation. The practice of psychiatric rehabilitation is composed of three strategies:

  • Helping persons identify goals.
  • Helping persons plan strategies and acquire the necessary skills to reach and maintain the desired goals.
  • Helping persons develop necessary supports to maintain those goals.

Psychiatric rehabilitation services require that a client be actively involved in the design, development, and management of the overall program as well as of the individual’s planned activities. A client who is effectively involved in a psychiatric rehabilitation program should be able to articulate his/her individual goals and objectives (although not necessarily in “professional” terms) and to identify ways in which his/her current activities are intended to assist the client to achieve those goals and objectives.

A client who is effectively involved should have a reasonably clear understanding of his/her illness and the nature and intent of the client’s treatment program and service plan. Community based resources, recovery principles, and self-help resources are incorporated into the collaborative service planning and implementation approach with the client. Client initiated service plans are to be encouraged to the extent possible. Psychiatric rehabilitation services are provided within a context of a complex variety of treatment, recreational, social, and other services that provide supports to the adult or child.