Homecare Program Fact Sheet

ALL REFERRALS TO HOMECARE PROGRAM MUST COME FROM CSSD PROBATION STAFF

Goal: To engage youth under age 19 involved in the justice system with appropriate mental health services in their home communities, thus decreasing recidivism to detention centers or jails related to unmet psychiatric needs, allowing treatment to occur in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment.

Homecare LogoServices Provided: Psychiatric evaluation and short term medication management within selected FQHCs and mental health clinics throughout Connecticut. Short term intensive case management and collaboration through the home office located at University of Connecticut Health Center/School of Medicine. 

Care Providers: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric APRNs working in collaboration with child psychiatrists to provide a multicultural, co-disciplinary approach to care. .

Clinic Locations: Current clinics are in federally qualified health care centers and mental health clinics in Enfield, Meriden, Bridgeport, Middletown, New London, East Hartford, Stamford/Norwalk, Waterbury, West Hartford, and New Britain. Go Here for a list of clinics

Program Eligibility: Priority is given to adjudicated adolescents exiting juvenile detention centers. However, any adolescent with juvenile justice involvement, i.e. probation, FWSN, with immediate mental health needs will be evaluated and triaged. To be considered for this program a referral form and a Parent/Youth consent form must be completed and included with supporting documentation from probation. All forms must be completed and submitted in order to be accepted into the program.

Referral Information: Fax number and e-mail are on the referral form. You are encouraged to call Geri Pearson, the Director of HomeCare, at 860-679-4089 if you have any questions about your referral or the type of services needed. Please complete the referral and consent form, and send it to the triage office. You will be contacted by a clinician within a few days. The HomeCare Program will arrange an evaluation as soon as possible, usually within 2 to 3 weeks of referral, more quickly if the need is urgent.

Who Should I NOT Refer? Adolescents with current prescribing caregivers are not eligible for HomeCare Program services. While the program will accept adolescents with private insurance, their families will be encouraged to arrange private care as soon as possible. Adolescents with high clinical acuity may not be appropriate for this level of community care. HOMECARE PROGRAM DOES NOT DIRECTLY PROVIDE PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICES. Program staff can assist in referrals to additional services.

Program Director: Geraldine Pearson
E-Mail: gpearson@uchc.edu
Phone: 860-679-4089
Fax: 860-679-4631

Main Program E-Mail: HOMECAREPROGRAM@UCHC.EDU

Administrative Contact: Amy Guyette
E-Mail: guyette@uchc.edu
Phone: 860-679-3938
Fax: 860-679-4631

Go Here for a list of program staff

Go Here for the Homecare Program Initial Referral form (PDF file)

Go Here for the Parent / Child Consent Form (PDF file)