This program provides clinical intervention services to individuals that are being released from inpatient psychiatric stays at Erie County Medical Center and Buffalo Psychiatric Center. Referrals to this program can only be made by discharge planners at these two hospitals, through an arranged referral process. Individuals referred to this program will receive short-term clinical intervention and peer services from a team of MTS Counselors and Peer Specialists, while they are transitioning to ongoing outpatient services.
The team works in collaboration with discharge planners, as well as outpatient service providers. The goal of this service is to keep individuals from presenting at local psychiatric emergency rooms for hospital readmission, and to see that these individuals effectively transition back to the community and are securely linked with appropriate outpatient services identified in the discharge plan.