(1) Has a diagnosis of a mental disorder or a substance use disorder.
(2) Has a functional impairment that interferes with or limits one or more major life activities and results in needs for services that are described as ongoing, comprehensive and either high-intensity or low-intensity. Determination of a qualifying functional impairment is dependent upon whether the applicant meets one of the following descriptions:
(a) ‘Group 1'. Persons in this group include children and adults in need of ongoing, high-intensity, comprehensive services who have diagnoses of a major mental disorder or substance-use disorder, and substantial needs for psychiatric, substance abuse, or addiction treatment.
(b) ‘Group 2'. Persons in this group include children and adults in need of ongoing, low-intensity comprehensive services who have a diagnosed mental or substance-use disorder. These individuals generally function in a fairly independent and stable manner but may occasionally experience acute psychiatric crises.
Note: Appropriate identification of mental health or substance-use related problems for this group is critical, especially because they are often first seen in non-mental health or substance-use treatment settings, e.g., primary care sector, school system, law enforcement, child welfare, aging services, domestic violence shelters, etc.
At Jefferson County Human Services, no one will be denied access to services due to an inability to pay, and a discounted/sliding fee schedule is available.