Term Central Intake/Assessment for Mental Health Services
Code RP-5000.1400
Definition Programs that coordinate access to outpatient mental health services and/or psychiatric hospitalization and residential treatment facilities in a community by evaluating the nature and severity of an individual's mental health problem, determining which service response would best meet the needs of the patient, doing an eligibility assessment, and providing a referral to (or facilitating placement in) an appropriate program or facility. Mental health triage services may be located in an emergency department, community mental health service, call center or co-located with other specialized mental health services.
Created 5/25/11
Changed 11/27/19
Use References Behavioral Health Gatekeeper Programs
Behavioral Health Triage
Central Intake/Assessment for Gambling Addiction
Central Intake/Assessment for Problem Gambling
Central Intake/Assessment for Psychiatric Services
Mental Health Gatekeeper Programs
Mental Health Triage
Psychiatric Central Intake/Assessment
Psychiatric Gatekeeper Programs
Psychiatric Triage
See Also References Inpatient Mental Health Facilities (RM-3300)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)
External Classification Terms Mental Health/Addictions (AIRS MH-500)
Mental Health/Addictions (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health Treatment (NPC F04)
Mental Health Treatment (NTE F30)
Outpatient Psychiatric Care (UW 2.2.03.02)
Related Concepts Disabilities
Evaluation/Testing/Diagnosis/Assessment
Homelessness
Facet Service
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Bibliographic References "Mental Health Triage", Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_health_triage

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