As a new patient or a patient who has not received any services within the past year, the first step to receiving services is to choose an option below:
- Pre-fill out forms online (Click here for Care Connection Forms) and receive a phone call to schedule an in-person or telephone Care Connection appointment (Once your forms are submitted, you will receive a call within 24 hours. If it is the weekend or a holiday, you will receive a call on the next business day); or
- Call our Welcome Center at 239-275-3222 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 am – 5:00 pm to speak with a customer service representative to schedule a Care Connection appointment in-person or over the phone; or
- Walk-in for a Care Connection visit prior to 1:00 pm (pending availability)
SalusCare recommends patients who are coming for their first session to bring medical records and a trusted family member, if able.
Tele-Health Services by SalusCare
Now you can receive your psychiatric and therapy services on your mobile device —ANYWHERE YOU ARE. Using a computer, tablet or mobile phone with a camera, microphone and reliable internet access, you can receive quality and compassionate behavioral healthcare anywhere you are! Receive quality services without the hassle of coming to an office. Medications can be prescribed by your provider electronically to the pharmacy of your choosing. *Connecting to the Tele-health platform implies your consent to conduct the visit with your provider via Tele-health. You can withdraw your consent at any time by simply disconnecting from the call. Service charges will be initiated at the time of call connection. Call (239) 275-3222 for more information.
Priority admission status for substance use programs will be given to pregnant females, women with children and intravenous drug users. Spanish, Creole, Portuguese therapists are available.
Outpatient Psychiatry Services
Psychiatric evaluations and medication management by board certified/eligible psychiatrists and behavioral pediatricians. Call our Welcome Center at (239) 275-3222 for an appointment, located at the Ortiz Campus and Cape Coral Campus.
Children’s Therapy Services
SalusCare’s Children’s Therapy Services offers Outpatient Therapy and Therapeutic Behavioral On-Site Services (TBOS) provided by clinicians who specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents. Services offered include assessments, individual, family and group therapy on at least a weekly basis. CTS clinicians will collaborate with your child’s other providers (psychiatrist, case manager, school, etc.), creating a team approach to treatment. The initial Care Connection appointment includes assessment and collaborative planning for services. Some of the CTS clinicians provide both Outpatient Therapy and TBOS services so that children who need to transition their level of care do not have to change therapists. To make a referral, a Care Connection appointment or to receive further information, please either complete the online referral or Care Connection forms, or call us at (239) 275-3222.
Children, teens and their families who are experiencing challenges with their emotional or behavioral functioning or with substance use may access individual, family or group therapy or a combination of the three. Groups are offered for different age groups to address social skills, emotional regulation, anger management, and intervention for adolescents and substance use treatment. The goal of therapy is to work collaboratively, as a team, to achieve positive supportive relationships, improved functioning and enhanced ability to cope with life stress. Outpatient Therapy is provided at the Evans, Ortiz, and Cape Coral Campus, or by tele-health depending on insurance.
Therapeutic Behavioral On-Site Services (TBOS)
TBOS provides evidence-based mental health services to children and their families. It includes therapy for the individual child/adolescent and their family to teach problem-solving skills, behavior strategies, anger management skills, social skills training and parenting skills. Services are provided in the home or community on a twice weekly basis. Generally, TBOS is an intensive, short-term service lasting three to six months for children and adolescents experiencing more significant challenges in their functioning at school and at home.
Community Family Response Team (CFRT)
The Community Family Response Team (CFRT) is designed to serve children and their families who are experiencing increased stressors as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic and is a collaborative program through Lee County Schools and SalusCare. Families are referred by the Lee County School District after the school mental health team identifies that the family would benefit from CFRT services due to increased mental health, substance use and access to community resources needs. CFRT provides family assessments, individual and family therapy, and internal and external referrals for additional mental health or substance use treatment, and access to community resources for housing, employment resources, financial resources, medical resources and other resources as identified in the family service plan. Services are provided at an outpatient level of care and can be provided in the home, community, office or school based settings. Each family is assigned to a CFRT team consisting of a Family Clinician and a Resource Specialist. The team will also collaborate with other service and treatment providers with appropriate consents from the family.
Children’s Case Management
Provided for children, and their families, diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance to assist in linking to community resources and coordination of mental health services.
Priority admission status for substance use programs will be given to pregnant females, women with children and intravenous drug users.
Residential Treatment at the Vince Smith Center provides treatment for males and females ages 13 – 17 with a substance use diagnosis. Our therapeutic environment provides 24-hour supervision in a structured setting. Education is provided through the Lee County School District in our in-house classroom for grades 7-12. GED options are available for those in need. The residential program operates year round with a typical length of stay of 3-4 months. Located at the Vince Smith Campus. Call (239) 338-2306 for additional information.