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For residents with limited or no private insurance coverage, no eligibility for Medical Assistance / HealthChoices, and no other resources to pay for mental health services, the County Mental Health Program Office funds local agencies to provide behavioral health services. The County Program also pays for selected specialized services that typical private insurance and HealthChoices do not cover. Priority is given to persons with serious and persistent mental illness.
To receive a prescription requires an evaluation by a staff psychiatrist or certified nurse practitioner and are ordinarily scheduled six weeks to two months in advance. The best thing to do immediately is to contact the doctor who has been seeing you and arrange for prescriptions to cover you for up to two months. Then contact either The Stevens Center in Carlisle at 717.243.6033 (x225 or x234) or Holy Spirit Behavioral Health Center in Camp Hill at 717.763.2219 and ask for intake.
These evaluations are the responsibility of the individual and must be arranged for privately. Refer to the Yellow Pages of the phone directory for "Physicians - Psychiatric" to make private arrangements.
If you believe there is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
If the behavior is not immediately dangerous, call Crisis Intervention at 866.350.4357.
Many insurance companies now also maintain websites with similar information available.