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Every child, youth, adult and elder has the right to live in their community with health, dignity and hope.
Recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a behavioral health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential.
Optum Idaho manages the behavioral health outpatient benefits statewide for Idaho.
We are a mental health, substance use, and recovery resource for all Idahoans. Benefits available to Optum Idaho members include:
- Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment: A written summary of your medical and behavioral health care history that you report to a behavioral health care professional.
- Individual Psychotherapy: You can talk with a behavioral health care professional about emotional issues you may be having and learn coping skills to help you manage them.
- Family Psychotherapy: Your family can talk with a behavioral health care professional about emotional problems you and your family may be having and learn coping skills to help you and your family manage them.
- Community Crisis Intervention: A behavioral health professional will talk with you and help you use coping skills if you are having a crisis.
- Group Psychotherapy: A group of people with similar emotional issues meet to talk with a behavioral health care professional. The group members share experiences and practice coping skills to learn how to manage issues as independently as possible.
- Pharmacologic Management: A doctor or nurse meets with you to discuss the medicines you are taking and order new prescriptions you might need.
- Individualized Treatment Plan: A written plan created with you and your behavioral health team. The plan describes your behavioral health wellness goals and the steps you want to take to achieve your goals.
- Psychological/Neuropsychological Testing: Written, visual or verbal tests that are given by a psychologist to measure your thinking and emotional abilities.
- Case Management: A service provided by a behavioral health care professional to help you learn to coordinate and access your medical, mental health and community-living needs.
- Nursing Assessment/ Evaluation: A nurse meets with you to help identify your medical needs and your preferences and abilities to benefit from medical services.
- Community Based Rehabilitative Services: Services provided to you by a behavioral health professional in your home or community to help you learn and practice the skills you need to support your overall wellness and independent living abilities.
- Drug/Alcohol Testing: A test to see if a person has been using chemical substances or alcohol.
- Skills Training and Development: Services provided by a behavioral health care professional to teach you skills to support your recovery and reach your goals.
- Community Transition Support: A service provided by a behavioral health professional to help you successfully move back into the community after a mental health hospital stay or after a crisis.
- Peer Support Specialist: A service provided by a person (who received behavioral health services themselves) to help you learn to manage difficulties in your life.
- Family Support Specialist: A service for families with children living with behavioral health issues provided by a parent who also has a child living with behavioral health issues. This service helps families learn to manage difficulties in their lives.
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