Telecare Community Alternatives Teams (T-CAT)

 

3901 South Fife St., Suite 301
Tacoma, WA 98409
253-589-5334 Main


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About T-CAT

As Telecare's Pierce County Evaluation & Treatment (E&T) Center prepares to move to a new facility in Milton, WA, we will continue providing the following recovery-oriented services in the Pierce County area.

Hospital Diversion Services

  • Serves Medicaid-eligible adults
  • Crisis response follow-up offered 24/7
  • Referral Source: Mobile Outreach Crisis Team (MOCT)

At a Glance
T-CAT’s hospital diversion staff works closely with Pierce County’s MOCT and emergency department staff to offer diversion services for adults who may be at risk of inpatient hospitalization due to mental health challenges, but who can be served in a community setting with additional support.

Staffing & Services

  • Our multidisciplinary team includes a prescriber, peers, clinicians, a substance use specialist, and nursing staff
  • Services include immediate follow-up contact in the community until the individual is re-established with existing outpatient services or connected with appropriate new resources to build recovery

Transitional Support Services

  • Serves Medicaid-eligible adults
  • Up to 90 days of service; on-call capability
  • Referral Source: Optum Behavioral Health Organization (BHO)

At a Glance
T-CAT’s transitional support staff works with referred individuals who are preparing to return to the community from an Evaluation & Treatment (E&T) setting or from a community hospital while currently under a Single Bed Certificate. Consistent, individualized support is provided to those who have previously struggled to establish a firm recovery foundation.

Staffing & Services

  • Our multidisciplinary team includes a prescriber, peers, clinicians, a substance use specialist, and nursing staff
  • Outreach and planning begins with individuals prior to inpatient discharge and are followed by ongoing community support to build consistent engagement with recovery-enhancing services

Geropsychiatric Support

  • Serves Medicaid-eligible adults, aged 65 years and older
  • Up to 90 days of service; on-call capability
  • Referral Source: Optum BHO

At a Glance
Geropsychiatric support services provide enriched mental health support to individuals aged 65 and older, including direct services to the individual as well as consultation to caregivers.

Staffing & Services

  • Our multidisciplinary team includes a prescriber, peers, clinicians, a substance use specialist, and nursing staff
  • Services include outreach to inpatient settings and discharge planning support; direct services with the referred individual to build engagement and ease transition to the community setting; coaching of community provider staff on behavior interventions; prescriber consultation regarding medication management; and outreach to family to enhance recovery success

About Telecare

Founded in 1965, Telecare is one of the nation’s largest family- and employee-owned, providers of adult mental health services to county and state governments, and behavioral health organizations. Telecare provides a full range of services and supports to individuals with serious mental illness, and delivers innovative programs tailored to individuals with co-occurring issues such as homelessness, substance abuse, developmental disabilities, or involvement in the criminal justice system.