Single Point of Access (SPOA)-Adults
SPOA applications must be completed by providers for individuals needing community based mental health support services (i.e., case management and housing). The applications must be completed on-line and submitted to the SPOA Coordinator in the Office of Community Services. The SPOA Coordinator will review the application and determine if the application is completed. The applications are then forwarded to the appropriate community provider. The SPOA Committee meets bi-monthly for final determinations.
Adult SPOA Application
Case Management Services
For adults with a serious mental illness and in need of care management an application to the Health Home(s) that covers Schenectady County, Care Central - must be submitted. There are two separate applications, one for persons who reside in the community, and another for those being referred from prison.
108 Erie Boulevard
Schenectady NY 12305
Assisted Outpatient Treatment, otherwise known as Kendra’s Law, is meant for those individuals with a serious mental illness who are unable live safely in the community.
For More Information: http://bi.omh.ny.gov/aot/about
The AOT application must be submitted to the AOT Coordinator in the Office of Community Services. The AOT process involves a clinical review with a Psychiatrist, treating clinician, and a representative from the Mental Health Legal Service. If an individual is determined to be appropriate for AOT a petition is submitted to the court. The court has the responsibility of ordering the individual to comply with treatment that is identified in a treatment plan.