Evidence suggests that approximately 3 to 5% of patients screened will require a referral to either brief treatment or specialty care. This may include one or more of the following:
- Outpatient counseling
- Psychiatric treatment
- Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Vermont Recovery Network
- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Level of care is determined by severity of illness. ASAM Patient Placement Criteria can assist with determining the appropriate level of care. Below is a link to an excellent article on how to use the ASAM criteria.
For a comprehensive list of VT designated mental health agencies, click the link below to be taken to the Vermont DMH website.
See two examples of consent forms for PHI below — one regional and one agency-based.