Services

Services

U.S. Care believes that anyone who has a mental illness or substance abuse issue can live a healthy, productive, and meaningful life. The behavioral services we offer help our clients:

  • Improve their lives by developing life- and coping-skills to overcome the challenges associated with major depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder diagnoses through our Mental Health Skill-Building Service;
  • Keep their families together by improving and building family communication and unification skills through our Intensive In-Home Service and Family Support Services;
  • Stabilize and steady their lives by learning how to manage symptoms and meet life’s challenges through our Outpatient Therapy Service; and
  • Help their children excel through our mentoring service.

Since 2013, our experienced, trained staff has provided in-home, outpatient, and group behavioral services to children, adolescents, and adults in Central and Northern Virginia.

Our experienced, compassionate staff can conduct comprehensive assessments to determine which service(s) would provide the most effective treatment plan for you or your child.

Family support services (FSS) are designed to help families develop the skills necessary to remain together. These in-home and community-based services focus on the families, individually and together, on parenting skill development, coping skill development, and team-based planning meetings. Supervised visitation services and clinical court appearances are provided when needed.

Intensive In-Home (IIH) services are provided to children and adolescents who are at risk of an out-of-home placement or who are transitioning back home after an out-of-home placement. Typically conducted at your child’s residence, the service provides intensive, time-limited interventions to address the documented clinical needs of your child or teenager.

Our goals are to prevent out-of-home placements and help children and teenagers transition back from out-of-home placements.

  • Individual and family counseling. Our structured, evidence-based approach helps both your child and your family build skills and trusting relationships to improve how your child functions and to promote their positive involvement in your home, school, and community.
  • Training to build skills to manage challenges. Our staff works with you and your child to develop effective communication skills and to understand and practice appropriate problem-solving, anger management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Facilitating the transition to home from out-of-home placement. If your child or teenager has been placed in foster care, a group home, psychiatric hospitalization, residential program, or correctional placement, U.S. Care can facilitate their transition home.
  • Developing and implementing an individualized service plan (ISP). Our service team will design a personalized service plan designed to promote the healthy development of your child and your family.
  • Coordinating with required services. Our staff provides the necessary linkage of supports through service coordination with doctors, schools, courts, hospitals, Family Assessment and Planning Teams (FAPT), social services, parents and others involved in your child’s treatment in order to provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to service.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for IIH services, the child or adolescent must demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from a severe condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. The child or teenager must meet at least two (2) of the following criteria on a continuing or intermittent basis:

  1. Has difficulty due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness in establishing or maintaining normal interpersonal relationships to such a degree that they are at risk of hospitalization or out-of-home placement because of conflicts with family or community; and/or
  2. Exhibits such inappropriate behavior due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that repeated interventions by the mental health, social services, or judicial system are necessary; and/or
  3. Exhibits difficulty in cognitive ability due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness such that they are unable to recognize personal danger or recognize significantly inappropriate social behavior. For example, is at risk for acting out in such a fashion that will cause harm to themselves or others.
  4. The child is at risk of out-of-home placement due to the clinical needs of the child, and either:
    • Services that are far more intensive than outpatient clinic care are required to stabilize the child in the family situation; or
    • The child’s residence, as the setting for services, is more likely to be successful than a clinic.

Exclusionary criteria include:

  • Youth who are married
  • Youth who are in active duty with any of the armed forces of the United States
  • Active psychotic behavior
  • Active substance abuse that interferes with interaction

 

Mental Health Skill-Building (MHSS) service provides goal-directed training to enable adults and adolescents 18 years or older to achieve and maintain independence and community stability in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment.

The service includes structured, outcome-driven training in the following areas:

  • Skills for daily living. We assist you or your child in developing and improving their functional skills and appropriate behavior related to health and safety, striving to increase your or your child’s level of self-sufficiency and independence within your home or the least restrictive environments. 
  • Health and safety management. U.S. Care’s staff will design a plan to help your or your teenager manage and maintain daily health and safety practices, such as nutrition, hygiene, and exercise, allowing you or your adolescent to achieve your personal goals.
  • Development and implementation of an individualized service plan (ISP). We will design a personalized service plan to provide a guide for your or your teenager’s treatment that will assist your or your child in managing symptoms and achieving personal goals.
  • Use of community resources. Our service plans identify and coordinate access to community resources and agencies to assist you as you move toward greater personal management. 

Eligibility Requirements

U.S. Care offers MHSS for adults and adolescents 18 years or older* who meet all of the following four (4) criteria.

Please note: We accept Virginia Medicaid insurance; the following eligibility requirements apply to those insurances only. Any person paying directly for the service can receive customized service to his or her liking and are not bound by the eligibility requirements listed below.

  1. Has a primary diagnosis of schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder (recurrent), or bipolar disorder I or II
  2. Requires individualized, goal-directed training in acquiring or maintaining self-regulation of basic living skills
  3. Has a history of any of the following:
    • Psychiatric hospitalization
    • Residential crisis stabilization
    • Intensive Community Treatment (ICT)
    • Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) services
    • Placement in a psychiatric residential treatment facility (RTC Level C)
    • TDO evaluation as a result of decompensation related to serious mental illness
  4. Has had a prescription for anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or anti-depressant medications within the past 12 months

*Person must be in or transitioning to an independent living situation if under 21 years old.

Mentoring matches school-age children and teenagers with trained adults to provide a one-on-one relationship with a positive role model for your child. The mentor facilitates activities of interest to your child or teenager, expanding their interests where appropriate and bringing your child into community. The mentoring relationship, in conjunction with the activities, helps your child improve social skills, discover and develop their talents, and develop coping skills. Mentors are also available to help with schoolwork.

Outpatient Therapy is offered for children, adolescents, and adults who require therapeutic treatment to improve their behavior and functioning, reduce symptoms, and increase coping skills. We develop specific treatment goals and approaches to meet your specific treatment needs and desired outcomes. U.S. Care’s services may include counseling, evidence-based treatments, psychotherapy, and behavior management. They are generally held in an office setting.

We offer:

  • Individual therapy. Our staff works with each patient to provide treatment specific to your or your child’s issue. 
  • Family therapy. We work with your families to strengthen your family relationships and patterns of communication, improve interpersonal boundaries, encourage responsible behaviors, and improve parenting skills. 
  • Group therapy.  U.S. Care provides group therapy to adults and children and adolescents (of similar age) who share similar issues or concerns and who can benefit from the group process. 
  • Addiction and recovery treatment services (ASAM Level 1.0). The treatment goal for addiction and recovery treatment services is to help you or your children achieve changes in alcohol and/or drug use and addictive behaviors. 

The table below shows the accepted payment methods for each of our services.

Accepted Payment MethodsVirginia Medicaid*Beacon/
Humana*, **
CareFirst**Anthem**Fairfax
County –
CSA/FAPT
Self-Pay
Services Offered      
       
A. Home and Community-Based Services      
  1. Family Support Services    XX
      a. Intensive Family Preservation Services    XX
      b. Supervised Visit    XX
          i. Supervised Visit Monitored    XX
          i. Supervised Visit Therapeutic    XX
  2. Intensive In-HomeXX  XX
  3. Mental Health Skill-BuildingXX  XX
  4. Mentoring    XX
       
B. Outpatient Therapy      
  1. Addition and Recovery Treatment Services (ASAM 1.0)XXXX X
  2. Individual TherapyXXXXXX
  3. Family TherapyXXXXXX
  4. Group TherapyXXXXXX

* Virginia Medicaid Insurers

– Anthem HealthKeepers Plus(CCCP)
– Aetna Better Health of Virginia (CCCP)
– Magellan Complete Care of Viginia (CCCP)
– Magellan Behaviorial Health of Virginia (BHSA)
– Sentara – Optima Health (CCCP)
– UnitedHealthcare – Optum (CCCP)
– Virginia Premier Elite Plus (CCCP-Pending)
– Beacon/Humana

** Commercial Insurance

Anthem BlueCross BlueShield
– Professional Provider
– Preferred Professional Provider
– Medicare Advantage
– Medicare Medicaid Dual Integration

CareFirst
– BlueCross BlueShield
– BlueChoice

Beacon/Humana