Psychiatric Clinical Services
Traditional psychiatric clinical service programs dictated that everyone was to be served in a designated site and at designated times and where the content of services was restricted according to established guidelines.
Elwyn has formulated a new service model called NewVisions which is the culmination of our efforts to create an innovative approach to traditional service. NewVisions is a recovery oriented, community integrated and treatment based network of care where originality is valued, and offering many choices and individualized approaches to the recovery process is the expectation. Educational interventions on site and in the community provide creative, culturally rich and thoughtful, safe growth for each participant. New Visions is a place where people come to learn how to recover, work and build social supports that lead to in-community opportunities. Employment is be prized and people are supported in their efforts to secure gainful employment, educated in the ways to maintain their benefits and be supported when they choose to reduce their dependence on these benefits.
New Visions encompasses a “living- learning” philosophy, modeled similar to a “community college” that offers various tracts and levels of proficiency. New Visions offers three tracts for individuals: Site Based Education and Training, Community Integration and Supported Employment. Certified Peer Specialists are people with a mental illness, helpful others in their recovery from mental illness and they are vital to New Visions. The individual have the option of participating in one service or they can choose to participate in any combination of the three tracts. Participant movement into the community is the primary goal of NewVisions. Connections to families, friends, education and employment are emphasized. The walls of traditional programs are eliminated with the assistance of Certified Peer Specialist who have special training and use their own recovery experience to support participant change.
- Individuals 18 years or older and is in recovery from a mental illness including schizophrenia, major mood disorder, Psychotic disorder NOS, schizoaffective disorder or borderline personality disorder. Other mental health diagnosis may be reviewed and approved by the BHMCO on an exception basis.
- The person is a resident of Philadelphia, with Medical Assistance /CBH coverage
- May have co-occurring substance abuse issue
- May have secondary developmental disabilities
- Able to communicate and benefit from a blended site and community focused program
- Able to travel independently or learn how to travel independently.
The Partial Hospitalization Program accepts funding from Medicaid and Community Behavioral Health. Applicants must be either Medicaid eligible or a member of Community Behavioral Health (CBH).
For more information about the Partial Hospitalization Program or to make a referral, contact: George Gazella at 215.895.5535 or Emma Jackson at 215.895.5539
Services are offered at Elwyn’s West Philadelphia location at 4040 Market Street and are easily accessed by public transportation. Hours of operations are 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Off-street parking is also available at 41st and Market Streets.