Because a patient’s progression into addiction can be precipitated, strengthened or complicated by a mental health disorder, Key Recovery employs a dynamic and multifaceted approach for the Dual Diagnosis population. Psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring are addressed through referrals made by Key Recovery’s clinical staff, and a psychiatrist provides these services once a week to clients requiring psychiatric care.
If a client requires psychiatric care, a member of the treatment team will assist the client in obtaining psychiatric services.
All clients who participate in either a psychiatric evaluation or a follow up medication management session with the psychiatrist will have their case reviewed by our Operations Assistant to determine:
If the client has a Primary Care Physician
If so, has Key Recovery secured a signed Release of Information from the client to allow communication with the PCP?
If yes, Key Recovery staff will communicate with a client’s primary care physician to ensure appropriate and adequate collaboration regarding psychiatric appointments, including medications prescribed by Key Recovery’s psychiatrist.
If the client does not have a PCP at the time of the appointment, the Operations Assistant will offer assistance to obtain a PCP in the provider network of the client’s funding source.
Psychiatric outpatient services are provided at our Brookhaven location: