Depending on individual needs, MCCMH offers a variety of nursing services to support the needs of adults with mental illness, children with emotional disturbance, or persons with developmental disabilities. These may include:
Health Services: such as assessment, treatment, and professional monitoring of health conditions that are related to or impacted by a person’s mental health condition or developmental disability.
Medication Administration: such as when a nurse gives you an injection, an oral medication, or a topical medication.
Medication Review: the evaluation and monitoring of medicines used to treat your mental health condition, including watching for medications' effects, and monitoring the need for continuing or changing your medicines. Nurses will help you watch for the effects of your medicines.
Nurses may also help you set up medication boxes or other ways of successfully taking your medications, and will help you with other health conditions or questions.
Private Duty Nursing: individualized nursing services provided in the home, as necessary to meet special health needs. Note that Private Duty Nursing is typically available only to adults with developmental disabilties who meet certain specific Medicaid criteria.
To learn more about nursing services that may help you manage your mental health condition or developmental disability, ask your Case Manager or Supports Coordinator, or call the Access Center at 586-948-0222.