Behavioral Health Services at Rutland Regional
Scheduling Process for New Patients
We’ve changed our scheduling process for new patient consults to an Open-Access Model. Our goal is to provide more timely resources for behavioral health treatment. Below is an easy step-by-step process for setting up your initial appointment.
- Call ahead (802.747.1857) to check on available appointments for the day as there are only a few available openings per day.
- Initial Appointment Days/Time: Simply come to our office during the following designated Open-Access times: Tuesday and Thursday, 8–11:30am.
- Registration: Upon arrival, you will have paperwork to complete and will be asked to contact the Rutland Regional Medical Center registration office via phone from our office.
- Insurance: You are encouraged to check with your insurance to make sure Rutland Regional Behavioral Health is considered in your network for outpatient mental health counseling and to be aware of any co-pay and/or deductible you may have.
- Assessment: An intake clinician will assess you, make treatment recommendations, and schedule a follow-up appointment with the clinician who will be providing your continued care. (Please note that the intake clinician may or may not be the clinician that you remain with.) Please be aware, that medications are not refilled or prescribed in the initial consultation.
- Medication: If a medication assessment is determined to be part of the plan of care, you will be scheduled to meet with the next available prescriber. Please be aware that the appointment with the prescriber is a consultation and there are no guarantees medications would be prescribed at that appointment.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with mental health issues, our professionals can help. At Rutland Regional Behavioral Health, we understand that stress, anxiety and other behavioral health problems can affect your relationships, your ability to perform daily activities and your overall health. That’s why we offer inpatient and outpatient treatment options to help you cope.
We provide comprehensive mental and behavioral health services, from individual and group therapy to acute inpatient care. If you need help, you can count on us to develop a treatment plan that addresses your specific needs. Your treatment may include:
- Psychiatric treatment
- Psychotherapy sessions
- Group therapy in a structured setting
- Medication therapy
- Family therapy
- Support group meetings
- Relapse prevention
- Inpatient care
- Outpatient therapeutic services
Conditions We Treat
We use the latest therapies to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Bipolar disorder
- Personality disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Suicidal thoughts or behavior
- Anxiety disorder
- Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Disorders resulting from traumatic brain injury
Acute Care Services
We accept acute-care referrals from physicians, emergency rooms and mental health professionals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Caring and compassionate behavioral health specialists staff our locked, 16-bed Psychiatric Services Inpatient Unit (PSIU) and are able to stabilize and treat patients who are experiencing mental health crises.
Rutland Regional Behavioral Health offers convenient, comprehensive outpatient psychiatric and psychotherapy evaluation and treatment.
Your Psychiatric & Behavioral Health Team
Our team includes experienced healthcare professionals overseen by our board-certified psychiatrists. We work together to provide you with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan to address your specific needs. Our team members include:
Our board-certified psychiatrists are physicians who specialize in diagnosing and treating mental illness. Our specialists are highly trained to provide complete psychiatric assessment, medication therapy and evaluation, and psychotherapy.
Our psychologists are medical experts who specialize in the mind and human behavior. Psychological testing is available to established patients as needed.
Advanced practice nurses (APRN)
Our APRNs have received specialized training to provide complete care for patients with behavioral and mental health conditions. APRNs are licensed to prescribe psychiatric medications.
Our registered nurses specialize in caring for patients with behavioral and mental health conditions. They administer medications, provide education and encouragement, assess patient progress and perform other daily care duties.
Our compassionate social workers help patients and their families cope with the physical, emotional and social challenges that can accompany many behavioral and mental health conditions. They work closely with patients to improve overall well-being and interpersonal relationships, promote independent functioning, and assist with relapse prevention plans.
Our occupational therapists help patients learn or relearn essential daily living skills to improve their ability to function at home, school and work. They also teach patients how to perform special exercises and activities to improve their physical or emotional behavior.
Discharge planner/case manager
Our discharge planners and case managers help coordinate care with other providers and connect patients and families with community resources and aftercare services.