Penndel Mental Health Center

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  • COVID-19 Update: We are happy to report that new, confirmed cases of COVID-19 decreased significantly in Bucks County.  Please be assured that the health and safety of PMHC employees and clients remains our top priority. Our executive management and operational leaders continue to monitor the advice of the Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization and other health agencies in Bucks County and in Pennsylvania. 

    We have made several changes to our day-to-day operations as a result of the new CDC recommendations regarding COVID-19 protocols established in mid-May.  We will continue our policy of expecting all employees, guests, visitors, clients, etc. to wear masks or face coverings while inside any of our buildings.   We will still require all clients, vendors and visitors to have their temperature taken and to respond to the 5 COVID questions when entering any PMHC buildings.  While in our buildings, we expect that employees, clients, guests and visitors adhere to social distancing, though the new standard is 3 feet, not 6 feet. 

    •   Our 919 Durham Road building, which provides Outpatient Mental Health and Drug & Alcohol services is open to the public.  Office hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00AM – 5PM, and Tuesday and Thursday 8:00AM – 8:00PM. 
    •   2005 Cabot Boulevard offices are also open to the public, though most outreach staff housed at this building continue to work off-site and are not in the building on a regular basis. 
    •       Our Main Center (at 1517 Durham Road) is open and operates at 50% capacity.  All services are provided on-site, but in limited numbers.  Most of our clinicians provide both on-site and virtual services.  Evening and Saturday office hours have been reinstated.  As of 6/1, we resumed normal hours:  Monday through Thursday 8:00AM – 8:00PM, Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM and Saturday 9:00AM – 3:00PM.    

    o   Effective 6/1, we can conduct intake assessments on-site by walk-in appointment or virtually, through a telehealth platform.  Please call 215-752-1541 to hear options for obtaining an Intake Assessment at PMHC.  

     o   Though PMHC is now conducting some therapy sessions and medication visits on-site, we are still utilizing the option for clients to obtain treatment through telehealth. Clients/families should consult with their prescriber and/or therapist to determine the best course of treatment going forward.  All non-essential ace-to-face treatment can still be provided by telephone or by computer; this includes individual therapy and medication appointments. 

    o   The Acute Partial Hospital program, the Transitional Outpatient Program (TOP) and all Outpatient Group therapy are being provided on-site, though sometimes with limited participants, so as to adhere to the updated social distancing standards.  All are accepting referrals from new patients.    

    o   The Clozaril Clinic is operating and injections will continue to be administered as scheduled.  

    •   Our Assertive Community Treatment Team and our Forensic (FSP) Community Treatment Team continue to operate in the community. 

     

    •   The following outreach services will continue to operate, though a combination of community-based, face-to-face and virtual/telehealth sessions and visits.   

    o   Blended Case Management, Administrative Case Management and PATH Services

    o   Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) and Family Based Services

    o   Intellectual Disabilities Supports Coordination

    •   Our Cares Cupboard Food Pantry is open to all residents of Bucks County.    
    •   Crisis services continue to be available 24/7 by calling Lenape Valley Crisis Center at 1-800-499-7455. 

     As we have seen in the past year, new cases of the COVID-19 virus can often surge when we least expect it.  Please please be assured that the health and safety of PMHC employees and clients remains our top priority and therefore, it may be necessary to modify our services, office hours, etc.  Please continue to check back for updates.

     

  • On May 4, 2021 PMHC has once again established our Caring Chain support group. This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8p. It is open to all members of the community who have a loved one impacted by mental illness. There is no cost and it is run by a licensed therapist (although it is a support group, not a therapy group). There is also no sign-up or referral needed. Interested members of the community can simply join in via the link https://8×8.vc/penndelm/leigh.carter or the call-in number 1-888-633-0347/meeting ID: 185 680 76

 

  • Attention: There are immediate openings in the Peer Support Program at PMHC. Certified Peer Specialists offer you something that other mental health professionals cannot, shared understanding. Peer Specialists are individuals in recovery from substance abuse and/or a mental health disorder. Their life experiences and recovery process allows them to give support in such a way that others can benefit from their experiences. Through a shared understanding and respect they are able to build trust and create connections with the individuals they support. This program is FREE for Magellan/Medicaid subscribers. For more information please contact Robin Sturdevant, Certified Peer Specialist Supervisor at 215-752-1541 x1707 or rsturdevante@penndelmhc.org.  

 

 

 

 

 

   

Thank you United Way for your generous PPE donations!!