Healthy Minds Fairfax

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F

703-324-7938
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway - Pennino Building
Fairfax, VA 22035

Janet Bessmer, CSA Program Manager,
Peter Steinberg, Healthy Minds Fairfax Program Manager

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Intensive mental health/substance use treatment

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Children and youth with significant behavioral or emotional challenges and those with significant substance use disorders may require intensive services.

Intensive services are designed to reduce symptoms and teach the children and youth skills to help improve their overall functioning. While some intensive services are community-based, some services may require the child or youth to be placed out of their immediate community. These services are usually part of a plan that was developed through the Children's Services Act (CSA). Families can contact their school social worker, their CSB therapist or call the CSA office to begin that process. Families can also contact an intensive service provider to find out if their insurance including Medicaid will pay for the service.

Intensive in-home services

  • For children and youth whose behavior is placing them at risk of hospitalization or residential placement.
  • Interventions are designed to improve the overall functioning of the child/youth and improve family functioning.
  • Payment options

Partial hospitalization (day treatment)

  • For children and youth who are returning home from a hospitalization or residential services and require step-down services.
  • Services are similar to those offered at a hospital or residential center but the child/youth lives at home.
  • Payment options:
    • Most commercial insurance (contact your insurance company) [If you have Tricare, review the sample of what your plan may cover.]
    • Medicaid (if provider accepts Medicaid)
    • Funding from the Children's Services Act

Intensive outpatient

  • For children and youth who are not benefiting from traditional outpatient services.
  • Services are more frequent than outpatient services. Participants usually receive 2-3 hours of service for 2-3 days per week.
  • Payment options:
    • Most commercial insurance (contact your insurance company)
    • Medicaid (if provider accepts Medicaid)
    • Funding from the Children's Services Act

Hospital

  • For children and youth are experiencing a sudden change in their behavior or emotional well-being, or who are at risk of harming themselves or others.
  • Interventions to stabilize behavior in a safe and secure environment.
  • Payment options:
    • Most commercial insurance (contact your insurance company)
    • Medicaid (if provider accepts Medicaid)
    • Funding from the Children's Services Act

Residential / group home

  • For children and youth whose therapeutic needs cannot be met in a community setting.
  • Services are time-limited and provided in a structured setting.
  • Payment options:

How do I pay for services?

Learn about ways to find insurance coverage and how to find mental health and/or substance use disorder services for children and youth if you don't have insurance coverage.
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