Counseling services are provided for children, adolescents and their families. These services are primarily provided in the school setting, but may be arranged in the home.
- Crisis StabilizationCrisis Stabilization is provided in an acute care hospital when in-patient services becomes necessary. This short-term service is used when a child is at immediate risk and previous attempts to resolve a crisis have been unsuccessful.
- PsychiatryPsychiatry services are provided to evaluate the need for prescription medications used for psychiatric disorders. These services also include medication management and monitoring.
- Intensive In-Home InterventionIntensive in-home services are designed to assist families in crisis when the child becomes at risk of out-of-home placement. Services are primarily delivered in the family's home and concentrate on problem resolution and skill acquisition.
- RespiteRespite is a service designed to offer relief for families who are experiencing crisis or times of high stress. An alternative short-term residence is provided for a child, or you, to allow an opportunity for the resolution of a 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 CHIP, 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 Children and Adolescent 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 (800) 687-7581.
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.