Delaware County has two Psychiatric Rehabilitation Assessment Specialists. They are the point of entry for people with serious mental illness into any of the psychiatric rehabilitation services in Delaware County.
The assessor makes referrals and ensures the connection with day rehabilitation, vocational/educational, Mobile Psychiatric Rehabilitation and clubhouse programs throughout the County.
CareLink’s Assessment Specialist is located within the Base Service Unit of Northwestern Human Services/ Life Guidance Services in Sharon Hill, PA.
The assessment is a meeting with the Assessment Specialist to identify the person’s skills, needs, interests and readiness for rehabilitation. It is designed to identify the special interests and needs of the individual, including how the person’s cultural and ethnic background may influence his or her preferences and goals.
A recommendation is made based on the best match for services and then a referral is made to that program.
The Specialist is responsible for providing any outreach and tracking that is necessary to ensure accurate placement with the identified services.
Individuals who are at least 18 years of age, residents of Delaware County, and have a serious mental illness are eligible.
Anyone who wants to go to one of the county’s psychiatric rehabilitation programs must meet with the Assessment Specialist at NHS or Crozer’s BSU
If you or someone you know is interested in any of the psychiatric rehabilitation programs listed below, they must meet with a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Assessment Specialist:
The Assessment Specialist can refer to the MHASEP Act Now II program, but it is not required.
For more information contact:
Psychiatric Rehabilitation Assessment Specialist
800 Chester Pike
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Phone: 610-534-3636 ext: 1528