Case Management

Meeting our clients' needs in the least-restrictive environment in the most timely & efficient manner.

Case Management Services (CM) operate throughout Okaloosa County from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, with 24/7 Crisis Intervention Services. Eligibility for CM services is determined according to criteria established by Medicaid. Individuals must have a DSM-IV Axis I diagnosis. CM services are voluntary and require the active cooperation of the client.

Purpose of Case Management

Case ManagementThe primary goal of Case Management is to ensure that clients' needs are met in the least restrictive environment and in the most timely and efficient manner possible.  Case Management will link to various services dependent upon client needs.  All services will be directed toward promoting independence and self-sufficiency. For further information about Case Management or to request services, call: 850-226-8840 24/7 message line or 8:00AM-5:00PM contact Lisa Lydston, BPS, Outpatient/Case Management Services Program Manager at 850-376-5216 or Joe Kennedy, BS, Case Management Supervisor at 850-368-8973. 

How It Works

The Case Manager, in concert with treating providers, will educate the client (and parent/guardian for minor children) regarding his/her mental illness, treatment, medication, and Mental Health Advanced Directives. CM will provide advocacy with emphasis on building client skills that will enable him/her to assume responsibility for his/her own needs.  If at any time emergency services are required, the Case Manager will provide necessary linkage to Bridgeway Emergency Services for clients in crisis.

The Cost

CM services are provided at no cost to the client, whether or not they have any insurance or government benefits.

Who Can Benefit from Case Management

Adults - Adult Case Management is a problem-solving function designed to assist the long-term psychiatrically disabled adult (18 years or older) to secure continuity of services and achieve successful outcomes.

Children - Children's Case Managers work with children, ages 0 - 17 years, who are diagnosed with mental illness. The Case Manager works with the parent/guardian to facilitate access to therapeutic services, benefit providers, and community resources. The Targeted Case Manager will work to educate the client and family as to the nature of the client's illness and behaviors, and the recommended treatment.