ERNEST MITCHELL JR., Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center, Outpatient Clinic Services

ANNOUNCEMENT

NEW OUTPATIENT OPENING

Bayview Hunters Point Foundation

ERNEST MITCHELL JR.

Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center

Outpatient Clinic Services

 

Brief Overview

The Ernest Mitchell Jr. Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center will provide outpatient treatment services that support patients with stabilization, establishing and maintaining recovery in addition to managing substance use disorders to achieve self-determination and experience an increased quality of life. Patients who have been diagnosed with substance use disorders are covered under DMC when prescribed by a physician as medically necessary.

 

The components of Outpatient Treatment Services are:

· Intake

· Individual and Group Counseling

· Psychoeducation

· Medication Services

· Collateral Services

· Crisis Intervention Services

· Treatment Planning and Discharge Services

 

Individual counseling is provided only for the purposes of intake, crisis intervention, collateral services, and treatment and discharge planning. Each OPT participant will receive at least two group face-to-face counseling sessions every thirty days focused on achieving goals they’ve set in treatment planning including but not limited to housing, mental health, self-care, family, job/school, their relationship to substance use, etc. Group sessions may last up to 90 minutes

 

OPT Services

Inclusive of the above list, OPT services include admissions, physical examinations, medical direction, body specimen screens, TB tests, linkage to BVHPF wraparound services or other resources, will be provided by staff that is lawfully authorized to provide, prescribe and/or order these services within their scope of practice or licensure.

 

Group Counseling

Group counseling sessions shall focus on short-term personal challenges not limited to family, relationships, job/school, health, their relationship to substance abuse, etc. Patients shall receive at least two group counseling sessions per month unless waived by a physician. Groups shall be conducted with no less than two and no more than twelve participants at the same time.

 

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling sessions consists of fifty minutes and are limited to goals set in the treatment plan, intake, crisis intervention, collateral services, linkages and treatment and discharge planning. Participants to receive a minimum of one face to face individual counseling session each month.

 

SELF-CARE

The Ernest Mitchell Jr. Restorative Wellness & Self-Care Center will be a beacon in the community that is accessible to all members to facilitate self-empowerment, wellness and safety. Our goal is to increase the community’s ownership of the center and have a steady flow of participants utilizing services to meet their needs.

In accordance with BVHPF’s mission to build a community that is safe, empowered, clean and healthy, Self-Care services will be provided by onsite qualified individual practitioners in areas of acupuncture, massage, meditation, nutrition, therapy, etc. These services will be accessible to the entire community including employees, homeowners, patients. Services maybe offered on a sliding scale.


Black History Month

To me, Black History Month is an opportunity to rewrite and reclaim the narrative. History has always been recorded and recited from the perspective of the majority. That is neither right nor wrong, good nor bad – it simply “is.” For one month of the year, the nation’s focus is on the contributions of African Americans. It is an opportunity to reflect on both the contributions and challenges of black Americans throughout history.

It is a time to celebrate the contributions of people like Solomon Carter Fuller, MD, a pioneering African-American psychiatrist who made significant contributions to the study of Alzheimer’s disease, or Mamie Phipps Clark, Ph.D., the first African-American woman to earn a doctorate degree in psychology from Columbia University.

Black History Month is a time to be more inclusive. To seek to understand what is “not” recorded in history that highlights the greatness of our country and richness of our collective heritage. It is also a time to ask, “What if?” What if we didn’t have to review and define black history through the prisms of stigma and historical adversity, which includes race-based exclusion from health, educational, social and economic resources. What if “history” were inclusive of the contributions of all people … every month?