Access to Community Mental Health Services & Other Rights Issues
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This pub tells you about advance directives for health care. You decide what to do about your health care before you cannot make your own decisions. You can say whom you want to make decisions for you. It is binding on health care workers.
This pub is for people who want to help others write advance directives for health care. It tells you how to help them. With an advance directive, a person can decide what to do about health care before they cannot make their own decisions. It is binding on health care workers.
This pub tells you about your right to keep your mental health records private. Others cannot see your records without your consent. There are times when others can see your records without your consent. This pub tells you about those times. It tells you whom to contact if you have questions about your rights.
This pub tells you about electroconvulsive treatment or ECT. The pub tells you what ECT is. It tells you when it is given and what your rights are to refuse it.
You can get mental health services through Medi-Cal. You can get them through fee-for-service or managed care plans. In addition, you can get Medi-Cal mental health services through county mental health plans. This pub tells you about county mental health plan services.
This pub tells you about funding for mental health services. It tells you where the money comes from. It tells you about the services you can get.
This pub describes “Individual Mental Health Rehabilitation Services.” You can get them from Medi-Cal. They help you move out of a facility into the community. They can help you stay in the community. It tells you what to do if you cannot get a service you need.
This pub describes your right to have mental health services in your native language. It tells you how to get an interpreter and get your records translated. It tells you what to do if you cannot get an interpreter or translation.
This pub tells you about the mental health recovery model. “Recovery” is a journey of healing to reach your full potential and live where you choose. It tells you about recovery services. It tells you how to get them. It tells you who can help you get the services.