CUMI’s relationship with CRH Department of Psychiatry is of fundamental importance for the delivery of services.
In the cases of drug addiction, clients are attended to within the department. Presently no detoxification programme is available in Montego Bay.
The Rehabilitation programme plan for the homeless mentally ill usually begins with the hospitalization of an acutely ill patient. Assessment, Diagnosis, Medical case file, Prescriptions for Medication, Group and/or Individual Counselling, Occupational Assessment, Family Education and arrangement for follow-up treatment are services typically provided by the hospital and CUMI.
Once discharged from hospital, clients who are in the care of CUMI continue the treatment plan with rehabilitation. Clients with families are discharged in there care, with appointments to attend the psychiatric clinics in the community or within the hospital setting. Often, stabilized patients from CRH are referred to CUMI for continued rehabilitation.
In-patient Department: Provides admission for acutely psychotic clients on recommendation of the staff physician/psychiatrist. In the case of CUMI, clients are
re-admitted into the rehabilitation programme once stabilized and discharged from hospital.
The Mental Health Officer’s (MHO) provides mental health care services/ Primary Health Care from the various Clinics and Health Centre’s in the communities.
The Hospital and Health Centre’s Pharmacies provides oral prescribed medication, (as available). Clients/ patients are encouraged to use the NHF (National Health Fund) card to reduce cost.