Mobile Medical Intervention Team
We Are Ready to Help
To help meet the needs of people living within the Association’s apartment complexes, we offer our Mobile Medical Intervention Team. It provides primary patient care for the Association’s tenants and people living on the streets impacted by serious mental illness, a substance use issue and homelessness.
This service is made possible through a collaboration between the William K. Warren Foundation, University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine, Morningcrest Healthcare Foundation, the Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation, and the Association.
Essentially, it is the essence of “integrated care.” This means it blends traditionally separate behavioral health treatment with general medical services. You won’t find these models on prime-time medical dramas, but they are the focus of current health care reform efforts because they hold such promise for improving access to quality and appropriate care.
How Participants Qualify for Services
To qualify for Mobile Medical Intervention Team services, participants must meet the following criteria:
o Severe mental illness
o Lack of access to primary care
o At least one chronic physical health condition
o High utilization of emergency services
o Uninsured or insured with demonstrated inability to access medical/mental health resources appropriately as evidenced by:
Several no show appointments
Frequent utilization of crisis care centers, hospital emergency rooms, EMS systems
What services do participants receive?
Once someone is enrolled in the Mobile Medical Intervention Team services, the person will have:
Access to a primary care provider (physician assistant)
Have an assigned nurse case-manager/licensed practical nurse
Have dedicated case manager
Have care coordinated through physician consultants (a psychiatrist and family practitioner)
Continued support from the Association’s staff and programs
Prescription co-pay assistance (pending funding)
What if someone does not qualify for primary care services?
If individuals do not meet enrollment criteria for services, they will still have access to:
Acute care services
Public health education initiatives
Referrals to services in the community to address your specific needs