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Pathways CMH Services

Non - Discrimination Policy

Pathways Community Mental Health will not discriminate in the provision of health care services to an individual:


 1. Because the individual is unable to pay for the health care services;

2. Because payment for those services would be made under Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children's Health INsurance       Program (CHIP); or

3. Based upon the individual's race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, religion, gender identity or sexual                       orientation.

Crisis Services

If you or a loved one is in crisis, please call our Crisis Help Line at 888-728-4929, where you/they will be provided free and confidential support, 24/7.

Outpatient Services

Services offered in our four county-based clinics. We serve Alger, Delta, Luce, and Marquette counties in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Home & Community Services

Services offered either within the home, residence, or the community setting. These services are provided to adults, adolescents, children, and older adults.

Pathways C.M.H. provides and supports a wide range of services

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) provides basic services and supports essential for people with serious mental illness to maintain independence in the community. An ACT team will provide behavioral health therapy and help with medications. The team may also help access community resources and supports needed to maintain wellness and participate in social, educational and vocational activities. ACT may be provided daily for individuals who participate.

Assessment includes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing, substance use disorder screening, or other assessments, conducted to determine a person’s level of functioning and behavioral health treatment needs. Physical health assessments are not part of the CMH/PIHP services.

Assistive Technology includes adaptive devices and supplies that are not covered under the Medicaid Health Plan or by other community resources. These devices help individuals to better take care of themselves, or to better interact in the places where they live, work, and play.

Autism Related Services are for beneficiaries who are less than 21 years of age who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The benefit includes Applied Behavioral Analysis services at two different levels: Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention (CBI) is a more intense level of services (16-25 hours per week); Focused Behavioral Intervention (FBI) is a less intense level of services (5-15 hours per week).


Behavior Treatment Review: If a person’s illness or disability involves behaviors that they or others who work with them want to change, their individual plan of services (IPOS, also known as a Person Centered Plan or PCP) may include a plan that talks about the behavior. This plan is often called a “behavior treatment plan.” The behavior treatment plan is developed during person-centered planning (PCP)and then is approved and reviewed regularly by a team of specialists to make sure that it is effective and dignified, and continues to meet the person’s needs.

Clubhouse Programs: are programs where members (consumers) and staff work side by side to operate the clubhouse and to encourage participation in the greater community. Clubhouse programs focus on fostering recovery, competency, and social supports, as well as vocational skills and opportunities. 

Community Inpatient Services are hospital services used to stabilize a behavioral health condition in the event of a significant change in symptoms, or in a behavioral health emergency. Community hospital services are provided in licensed psychiatric hospitals and in licensed psychiatric units of general hospitals.

Community Living Supports (CLS) are activities provided by paid staff that help adults with either serious mental illness or intellectual/developmental disabilities live independently and participate actively in the community. Community Living Supports may also help families who have children with special needs (such as intellectual/developmental disabilities or serious emotional disturbance).

Crisis Interventions are unscheduled individual or group services aimed at reducing or eliminating the impact of unexpected events on behavioral health and wellbeing.

Crisis Residential Services are short-term alternatives to inpatient hospitalization provided in a licensed residential setting.


Enhanced Pharmacy includes doctor-ordered nonprescription or over-the-counter items (such as vitamins or cough syrup) necessary to manage your health condition(s) when a person’s Medicaid Health Plan does not cover these items.

Environmental Modifications are physical changes to a person’s home, car, or work environment that are of direct medical or remedial benefit to the person. Modifications ensure access, protect health and safety, or enable greater independence for a person with physical disabilities. Note that other sources of funding must be explored first, before using Medicaid funds for environmental modifications.

Family Support and Training provides family-focused assistance to family members relating to and caring for a relative with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. “Family Skills Training” is education and training for families who live with and/or care for a family member who is eligible for the Children’s Waiver Program.

Fiscal Intermediary Services help individuals manage their service and supports budget and pay providers if they are using a “self-determination” approach.

Health Services include assessment, treatment, and professional monitoring of health conditions that are related to or impacted by a person’s behavioral health condition. A person’s primary care health professional will treat any other health conditions they may have.


Home-Based Services for Children and Families are provided in the family home or in another community setting. Services are designed individually for each family, and can include things like behavioral health therapy, crisis intervention, service coordination, or other supports to the family.

Intensive Crisis Stabilization is another short-term alternative to inpatient hospitalization. Intensive crisis stabilization services are structured treatment and support activities provided by a behavioral health crisis team in the person’s home or in another community setting.

Jail Diversion diverts individuals with serious mental illness from incarceration to qualifying levels of care to address their mental health concerns in lieu of traditional judicial case processing.


Medication Administration is when a doctor, nurse, or other licensed medical provider gives an injection, or an oral medication or topical medication.


Medication Review is the evaluation and monitoring of medicines used to treat a person’s behavioral health condition, their effects, and the need for continuing or changing their medicines.


Mental Health Therapy and Counseling for Adults, Children and Families includes therapy or counseling designed to help improve functioning and relationships with other people.


Nursing Home Mental Health Assessment and Monitoring includes a review of a nursing home resident’s need for and response to behavioral health treatment, along with consultations with nursing home staff.


Occupational Therapy includes the evaluation by an occupational therapist of an individuals’ ability to do things in order to take care of themselves every day, and treatments to help increase these abilities.


Partial Hospital Services include psychiatric, psychological, social, occupational, nursing, music therapy, and therapeutic recreational services in a hospital setting, under a doctor’s supervision. Partial hospital services are provided during the day and participants go home at night.


Peer-delivered and Peer Specialist Services Peer-delivered services such as drop-in centers are entirely run by consumers of behavioral health services. They offer help with food, clothing, socialization, housing, and support to begin or maintain behavioral health treatment. Peer Specialist services are activities designed to help persons with serious mental illness in their individual recovery journey and are provided by individuals who are in recovery from serious mental illness. Peer Specialist Services are available to help you achieve your personal goals of community inclusion, membership, independence and productivity.


Personal Care in Specialized Residential Settings assists an adult with mental illness or intellectual/developmental disabilities with activities of daily living, self-care and basic needs, while they are living in a specialized residential setting in the community.


Physical Therapy includes the evaluation by a physical therapist of a person’s physical abilities (such as the ways they move, use their arms or hands, or hold their body), and treatments to help improve their physical abilities.


Prevention Service Models (such as Infant Mental Health, School Success, etc.) use both individual and group interventions designed to reduce the likelihood that individuals will need treatment from the public behavioral health system.


Respite Care Services provide short-term relief to the unpaid primary caregivers of people eligible for specialty services. Respite provides temporary alternative care, either in the family home, or in another community setting chosen by the family.


Skill-Building Assistance includes supports, services and training to help a person participate actively at school, work, volunteer, or community settings, or to learn social skills they may need to support themselves or to get around in the community.


Speech and Language Therapy includes the evaluation by a speech therapist of a person’s ability to use and understand language and communicate with others or to manage swallowing or related conditions, and treatments to help enhance speech, communication or swallowing.


Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services (descriptions follow the mental/behavioral health services)


Supported/Integrated Employment Services provide initial and ongoing supports, services and training, usually provided at the job site, to help adults who are eligible for behavioral health services find and keep paid employment in the community.


Supports Coordination or Targeted Case Management A Supports Coordinator or Case Manager is a staff person who helps write an individual plan of service (IPOS, also known as a PCP) and makes sure the services are delivered. His or her role is to listen to a person’s desired changes and/or goals, and to help find the services and providers inside and outside the local CMH that will help achieve the desired changes and/or goals. A Supports Coordinator or Case Manager may also connect a person to resources in the community for employment, community living, education, public benefits, and recreational activities.


Transportation may be provided to and from a person’s home in order for them to take part in a non-medical Medicaid-covered service.


Treatment Planning assists the person and those of his/her choosing in the development and periodic review of the individual plan of services (IPOS, also known as a PCP).


Wraparound Services for Children and Adolescents with serious emotional disturbance and their families that include treatment and supports necessary to maintain the child in the family home.


Co-Occuring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment


For Persons with Substance Use Disorders contact Northcare Network at 1-888-333-8030 to access services:


Access, Assessment and Referral (AAR) determines the need for substance abuse services and will assist in getting to the right services and providers.

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