Seeking Mental Health Care During the Shutdown
Posted on 04/01/20 in Health by Milestones
Mandatory stay-at-home orders have made accessing our normal supports challenging for many families. Many supports, such as mental health care, are crucial during this time, and it is important to have a plan in place for receiving this care if needed.
Families should always start by calling their current providers. Most, if not all are using telehealth platforms for continuity of care of your mental health needs.
Many therapists are still accepting new patients and telehealth has been approved by most insurances. Remember to double check with your insurance to make sure telehealth therapy sessions are covered.
If you are in crisis, contact your current provider. If they are not available, reach out to one of the numbers below. Call ahead to the emergency room to let them know you are coming and are in crisis.
If you need to renew medications from your psychiatrist, check the dates. It might take longer to get a prior authorization as well as get the medication from the pharmacy. This is important, if you have to renew every month.
Due to the ever-changing nature of information about covid-19 and measures to protect yourself and others, please check with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for the most recent updates by calling (216) 201-2000 or visiting their website.
For information on the best ways to reach a healthcare system:
FrontLine 24/7 Crisis Hotline - 216.623.6888
National Suicide Prevention Line - 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor
Ohio Addiction Hotline - 888-796-5986
Milestones wants to sincerely thank our healthcare partners for their continued dedication and work to their patients and for help with identifying resources for our families.
If you or someone you know is in need of more information on resources in your area, please call the Milestones free autism Helpdesk at 216.464.7600 ext. 200 or complete an intake form here.