|PURPOSE OF THE CENTRAL POINT OF COORDINATION (CPC) OFFICE
- To help you to find the services you need
- To find a way to pay for those services.
WHO IS ELIGIBILE FOR FUNDING FROM THE CPC OFFICE?
- People who have a mental illness, intellectual disability, or developmental disability; AND
- Meet specified income and asset guidelines; AND
- Have legal settlement in Linn County; AND
- Professional assessments have determined that the services are needed.
HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?
Call the Central Point of Coordination (CPC) office at 892-5670.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR FUNDING?
Call the Intake Office at 892-5671 to get an enrollment form and make an appointment. The enrollment form may also be downloaded from this website. Click on the "W" below.
Applicants will be required to provide proof of factors related to eligibility, such as identification, income, bank accounts, and documentation of disability.
WHERE ELSE CAN I GET AN ENROLLMENT FORM?
All Linn County Access Points also have the form. Access Points are all local providers of services under contract with Linn County, as well as schools, the local Department of Human Services, and the local Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The list of providers can be reviewed in the County Management Plan for MHDD Services, which can be downloaded from this website. Click on the "W" for County Management Plan below.
WHAT IF I NEED HELP TO FILL OUT THE FORM?
Applicants may complete the form themselves or receive assistance from Linn County staff. We will be glad to help you fill out the enrollment form if you need help. Call 892-5671 with questions.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY FUNDING IS APPROVED?
You will either receive a card that says you are eligible or you will receive a service authorization. The service authorization will explain what services were approved, any reason for denials, and the appeal procedure. Our goal is to provide applicants with a Service Authorization within 5 working days after we receive the application.
WHAT SERVICES ARE COVERED BY THE CPC OFFICE?
County funding is available for eligible individuals to pay for the following:
- Vocational Services: sheltered employment, work activity centers, or supported employment (on-the job coaching)
- Residential Services: inpatient care at State Institutions, group homes, and supported apartment living.
- Outpatient mental health services psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, medication management, adult day treatment, community support program, and crisis intervention.
- Respite Care: for caretakers of adults or children with disabilities.
- Commitment Costs: Attorney fees, transportation and hospitalization.
- Case Management: to assess needs, plan services, and insures that services are provided as planned.
- Protective Payee Services: when the need is determined by Social Security for assistance to manage the applicants disability income.
Linn County contracts with Foundation 2 to provide 24 hour emergency response to mental health crises at the site of the crisis. That service, known as the Mobile Crisis Outreach, can be reached by calling 247-0030
Linn County also contracts with the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health to provide 24 hour emergency clinical response to Mental Health crises. That service may be reached by calling 398-3562.
Linn County convenes a group of 15 citizens representing consumers, advocates, providers, and county staff to continually assess service provision, service needs, and budget. This group advises the Linn County Board of Supervisors on how to prioritize services to be funded and how to plan for new services in response to changes in needs. The group meets monthly at meetings that are open to the public and published in the Gazette. For a list of members contact Linn County MHDD Services.
|County Management Plan 712k |
|Application for Enrollment/Service Authorization 743k |