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Mental Health Program (DHS MHP)
Department of Human Services for Greene County


Contact Persons: Karen Bennett, MH/IDD Administrator
Dean Virgili, Mental Health Director


Fort Jackson Building, 3rd Floor
19 South Washington Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: 724-852-5276 (Toll free: 888-317-7106) / Fax: 724-627-0785
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.—4:30 p.m., Monday—Friday
"Recovery and maintaining a healthy productive Life is best achieved when people are a part of the Larger community, including individuals with mental illness."
"WHEN TIMES ARE TOUGH, HELP IS HERE"
Mental Health CRISIS 1-800-417-9460
24hr. Call Line / 24hr. Mobile Crisis / CRISIS Walk in Services
available Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
SPHS CARE Center
35 Southwest Street Waynesburg, Pa 15370

What Greene County Mental Health does:
The Greene County Human Services Department has administrative oversight of mental health services in the county, including:
  • Program contracting and monitoring
  • Oversight of the hospital commitment process
  • Child & Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) coordination
  • Pennsylvania Community Support program (CSP) coordination
  • Mental health disaster coordination
  • Diversion from state hospital program infrastructure development and implementation
  • Mental health service coordination for older adults
  • Mental health services coordination for transitioning youth
  • Mental health service coordination for criminal justice and co-occurring
The Greene County Mental Health Program in consultation and collaboration with our stakeholders that include consumers, transitioning youth, seniors, Advisory Board members and other concerned individuals developed our Vision and Mission statements. These statements show how the Greene County Mental Health Program continues to transfer its operational methods from one that is driven by authority to one that is individualized and consumer driven.

Vision:
The Greene County Mental Health Program envisions that all Greene County residents with any type of behavioral health disorder are offered the opportunities to attain a quality of life which is holistic and self-directed. We will create an environment within our community that allows the freedom to choose services and other resources which support Hope, Recovery, and Responsibility.

Mission:
The mission of the Mental Health Program is to assure that all residents with mental illness and/or substance use disorders can choose services and supports which are seamless and accessible. The Greene County Mental Health Program will accomplish this mission by developing, promoting and assuring that an array of services are built upon Respect and Responsibility. These services will be individualized and empowering. They will enhance Recovery, along with Resilience, by utilizing our community resources.

The Greene County Mental Health Program promotes and provides recovery-oriented services for individuals and for recovery-oriented systems change. Guided by the SAMSHA "A Call for Change", established for the transformation of our current system of delivery to a recovery-oriented mental health system. To view "A Call for Change" document and others resources regarding recovery visit: www.parecovery.org.

All Greene County Mental Health consumers
have access to several mental health programs
located within and outside of Greene County.

Greene County Adult Mental Health Services:
To see services available for adults, click here. For more information on any of these mental health services, call (724) 852-5276.

Directory of Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Child & Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP)
The Child & Adolescent Service System Program (CASSP) is a comprehensive system of care for children and adolescents with severe emotional disturbance. This system of care ensures that services for children and adolescents with or at risk of having severe emotional disturbance are planned collaboratively with the family and all the agencies involved in the life of the child or adolescent.

Click here to a directory of services available. For more information on any of these mental health services, call (724) 852-5276.


Mental Health Commitment Process
  • Section 201-Voluntary Examination and Treatment
    Voluntary consent to receive in-patient treatment.
  • Section 302-Involuntary Emergency Treatment
    Severe mental disability based on clear and present danger to self or others; overt behavior or threats occurring within past 30 days.
  • Section 303- Extended Involuntary Emergency Treatment
    Need to extend involuntary commitment for continued treatment.
  • Section 304B-Court-Ordered Involuntary Treatment for Persons Presently Subject to Involuntary Treatment
    Subject to prior 303 commitment and need for extended treatment.
  • Section 305-Additional Periods of Court-Ordered Involuntary Treatment
    Continued dangerous behavior not required, but continued presence of condition and lack of willingness to participate in voluntary treatment.
For more information on these Voluntary and Involuntary Commitment of Persons during a Mental Health Crisis, click here.

Mental Health Hospital Commitment practices are governed by the “Pennsylvania Mental Health Procedure ACT of 1976”. Click here for a list of hospitals and/or medical facilities.

Frequently Asked Questions:
For some frequently asked questions concerning the Mental Health Procedures ACT, click here.

Informational Disclaimer:
This overview is provided for informational purposes only. Please contact the County Mental Health Program at (724) 852-5276 or an attorney for a specific explanation of this law. For more information contact:

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370

 

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