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United Summit Center is a comprehensive mental health center serving seven counties in
north central West Virginia. United Summit Center and United Hospital Center work together to offer a comprehensive mental health delivery system.

 

 

IMPACT Community Focus Treatment Program

Community Focus Treatment Program (CFT) is committed to providing a supportive, flexible treatment program for individuals living with chronic mental illness, whose quality of life and level of functioning would be negatively impacted without structured, on-going skill maintenance and/or enhancement activities.

Our program is intended to assist individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent psychiatric disorder to develop and maintain the capacities required for successful community living. CFT services emphasize community-based activities designed to prevent relapse, monitor and manage psychiatric symptoms and to maintain and/or enhance emotional, cognitive and social functioning.

Treatment services focus on critical skills essential to maintain placement in the community, including understanding mental illness, symptom management, stress reduction, coping skills, and daily living skills including health education, meal preparation, personal hygiene, utilization of community resources, problem solving, interpersonal relationship skills, communication, interaction with strangers, and social skill development and competence.

CFT services are provided in a group setting and tailored to each individual's potential and interests to meet their own specific needs and future plans. The program runs from 8:00a.m. until 2:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Transportation to and from the center is available.


Assertive Community Treatment(ACT) Program

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program through the United Summit Center is West Virginia’s oldest ACT Program serving Harrison, Marion, and Lewis County. ACT has been referred to as a “hospital without walls” due to its therapeutic and restorative nature outside of a controlled environment. The program serves individuals with chronic and severe mental illness in a community setting. ACT strives to preserve the placement of individuals in the community and keep them out of a psychiatric hospital. Services are more intense than typical outpatient behavioral health services. Staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. ACT staff is trained in crisis intervention with access to mobile crisis services, if needed, as well as a psychiatrist, physician extender, and a registered nurse. ACT offers psychiatric evaluations and medication management, along with medication education, individual and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, case management, and support services.

Admission & Eligibility Criteria
In order to participate in ACT, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Presence of a severe and persistent mental health diagnosis,
  • Require community-based services to prevent further psychiatric hospitalization,
  • Previously received mental health treatment services or is currently receiving services,
  • Admitted to three or more psychiatric inpatient hospitalizations or a psychiatric hospital in the past 12 months,

Or

  • Five or more hospitalizations in a psychiatric inpatient unit in the past 2 years, including psychiatric hospitalizations or crisis stabilization until admissions,

Or

  • Hospitalization for 180 days or more in a psychiatric inpatient unit or psychiatric hospital in the past 12 months.

If you would like more information pertaining to the ACT Program or to find out how to participate, please contact the United Summit Center at 1-800-SUMMIT-0 or 1-800-786648-0.


Supportive Living Program

The Supportive Living Program is a continuum of care service for adults being released from state hospitals intended to promote independence. The program targets those individuals with severe mental illness that are “hard to place” in the community due to the lack of a traditional support system. United Summit Center provides a unique, four-stage program to transition individuals from acute stages of care to independent living by providing the support needed to live in the community. The program can assist in housing, job placement, finances, living skills such as cooking and cleaning, as well as obtaining identifying information such as a birth certificate or social security card. Essentially, the Supportive Living Program reintroduces individuals back into the community and gives the skills and opportunity for participants to reestablish themselves and acclimate to independent living. Participants in the program can acquire services from the Behavioral Health Unit, the Crisis Stabilization Unit, the Transitional Group Home, and the Assertive Community Treatment Program.


To Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact our Main Office at 1-800-SUMMIT-0 or (304) 623-5661

Hours
8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday
(evening hours by appointment at some locations)


24 Hour Crisis Line
1-800-786-6480

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