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What Is ARMHS?

Adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS) are mental health services that are rehabilitative and enable the member to develop and enhance psychiatric stability, social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent living and community skills when these abilities are impaired by the symptoms of mental illness. The services also enable a member to retain stability and functioning if he or she is at risk of losing significant functionality or being admitted to a more restrictive service setting without these services. The services instruct, assist and support a member in areas such as medication education and monitoring, and basic social and living skills in mental illness symptom management, household management and employment-related or community living transitions.

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What To Expect From ARMHS

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) is a program to help individuals who have a mental illness function independently in their homes or places of residence. Services are provided in four areas: Basic Living and Social Skills, Community Intervention, Medication Education and Transitioning to Community Living.

Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services (ARMHS) Program Details​​​

What Skills Are Taught?

  • Managing the symptoms of mental illness

  • Managing a household

  • Planning for employment

  • Pursuing education

  • Re-entering community living after treatment

  • Communicating opinions, thoughts and feelings, or key information with others

  • Discovering and using community resources to get needs met

  • Getting outside help to deal with a difficult situation Medication Education Services

​Services provided individually or in groups focus on educating clients about mental illness and symptoms; the role and effects of medications in treating symptoms of mental illness; and the side effects of medications.

What Can I Expect?

  • Our team will meet with you in your home or other community settings

  • An ARMHS practitioner will meet with you at least once a week for a minimum of an hour and a half per week

  • Individuals continue to work with their ARMHS practitioner until their goals are met

  • Our team of providers will work with your family and/or care team while you receive services from us if requested 

Who Is Eligible?

  • Individuals ages 18 or older

  • Individuals who have received a recent diagnostic assessment by a qualified mental health professional that indicates ARMHS services are medically necessary

  • Individuals who have substantial disability and functional impairment in three or more areas, thus markedly reducing self-sufficiency

  • Individuals who have the cognitive capacity to engage in and benefit from rehabilitative services techniques and methods

  • Individuals who have Medical Assistance or a Prepaid Medical Assistance Product (GAMC not eligible) 

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