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Division of Behavioral Health
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275 E. Main Street 4WG
Frankfort, KY 40621
Phone: (502) 564-4456
Fax: (502) 564-9010
Hours: Monday–Friday
8:00 am–4:30 pm ET

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A Few Common Definitions

  • Case management brings services, agencies, resources and people together to help an individual achieve his or her goals.
  • Family residential programs offer a variety of therapeutic activities provided in an environment where an individual and her children reside 24 hours a day.
  • IMPACT Plus is a collaborative effort of the Departments for Medicaid Services, Community Based Services, and Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities. This program is designed to help provide community-based services for Kentucky's Medicaid/KCHIP eligible children with complex treatment needs. For more information about the program, visit the IMPACT Plus Web page (see DBH Programs and Services) on the menu.
  • Intensive outpatient is a comprehensive program of individual and group counseling. Intensive outpatient programs range from six to twelve hours per week and are typically offered two to four days per week.
  • Narcotic treatment programs use approved controlled substances for opiate replacement therapy and offer a range of treatment services for individuals who are dependent on opiate drugs.
  • Non-medical detoxification involves supervised withdrawal from alcohol or other drugs and an assessment of the individual's need for further care. A recommendation for further care can result in a referral to an appropriate program.
  • Olmstead Wraparound Services are services made available from wraparound funding (limited) to help individuals with disabilities who meet specific criteria to move from the hospital into the community. A transition committee is established to determine eligibility and plan for services and supports.
  • Outpatient programs include individual, marital, family and group therapy.
  • Residential programs include a variety of therapeutic activities provided in an environment where an individual resides 24 hours a day. Residential programs for adults range from two to four weeks. Adolescent residential programs are typically several months long.
  • Residential transitional programs, also known as "halfway houses," are long-term residential programs whose primary focus is on helping the individual to obtain employment and adjust to community life.
  • Specialized Personal Care Homes are licensed personal care homes located in Caney Creek, Lexington and Louisville that have been funded to provide housing, rehabilitation and support to individuals with severe mental illness.

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