Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT)
The ACT team provides intensive support services for individuals with many needs. The ACT team combines clinical and rehabilitation
services for persons with severe and persistent mental illness in an effort to help each person live safely in the community.
ACT team members also work with people who have a dual diagnosis such as mental illness and substance abuse. Services also
include skills training relating to employment and housing. Most services are provided in the consumer's living and working
Continuous Treatment Team
The CTT provides an intensive support service for persons with a diagnosis of mental illness, and also with people who have a dual
diagnosis such as mental illness and substance abuse. The Continuous Treatment Team provides a team management approach which
combines clinical and rehabilitation services to help each person live safely in the community. Services also include skills
training relating to employment and housing. Services are provided in both the home and work environment.
Medication Management is a medical service provided by physicians and physician extenders. This includes prescribing
and monitoring medications used to treat mental illnesses.
Money Management Training
Money Management Training training prepares a person to manage his or her own finances, such as budgeting and check writing.
Peer Support provides opportunities for individuals to take part in social, education and informational types of activities.
Opportunities are provided on a "drop in" basis at the Community Living Center. The Community Living Center is consumer-run, with
the support of a Consumer Advisory Council and staff.
StarCare supports individuals in providing peer support through other
opportunities such as Consumer Involvement and Family Member Support.
Psychiatry services are provided to evaluate the need for prescription medications used for psychiatric disorders.
These services also include medication management and monitoring.
The Psychiatric Clinic is located at Sunrise Canyon and is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
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Therapy and Support Groups
Many therapy and support groups are offered. People have the opportunity to decide in which groups they would like to participate. These may include dual diagnosis groups, for
those diagnosed with mental illness who also have problems with alcohol and other drugs, and groups that address topics such as
hygiene, money management and music appreciation. The program includes group activities, education and support. Group meetings
are scheduled regularly, and are available through the Community Living Center and other sites as identified.
Sunrise Canyon Hospital
Sunrise Canyon Hospital is a psychiatric facility for short-term crisis stabilization. The 30-bed hospital is an adult inpatient treatment facility which provides psychiatric
evaluation, rehabilitation services, and comprehensive discharge planning for people who have a mental illness and/or who are experiencing a serious psychiatric crisis.
All services are based on the individual's needs and choices, and are structured to help the person manage their illness, encouraging independent and productive lives.
In what areas are these services available?
Services are available to anyone living within our 5-county service area (
Cochran, Hockley, Lubbock, Lynn, Crosby) who meets eligibility guidelines for receiving mental health services through the
Department of State Health Services system. Services are available without
discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.
How are these services paid for
StarCare accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most forms of private health insurance. For persons
who are not eligible for health coverage, fees are assessed on the basis of proof of the individual's (or in some cases the family's) complete
income, with no one denied services due to an inability to pay.
How can someone receive help or learn more about Adult Mental Health Services?
If you are in a crisis situation, you can call
StarCare's Crisis Line anytime, 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week at (806) 740-1414, or toll-free at
If you are not in a crisis situation, and you would like to find out more about how to access services for someone with
mental illness, please call Triage/Assessment at (806) 740-1421. We will be happy to discuss available services and arrange an initial
appointment to begin the evaluation process, if appropriate.