Coordinated Specialty Care is designed to meet the needs of people with an early onset of psychosis. Research shows that if a person gets the right help within the first year, such as through CSC, there is a good chance they will learn to manage the illness and live a more normal life.
These services are for people ages 15–30 who have a psychotic disorder diagnosed within the past two years. People must also live in the service area of a CSC provider.
Level of Care: Early Onset
People enrolled in Coordinated Specialty Care receive mental health services through a specifically created level of care for early onset psychosis. The CSC model is team-based and provides comprehensive treatment and support services to keep people on the path to recovery. These services follow utilization management guidelines (PDF).
The following local mental health authorities and local behavioral health authorities provide the Coordinated Specialty Care program:
- Andrews Center Behavioral Healthcare*
- Bluebonnet Trails Community Services
- Border Region Behavioral Health Center*
- Burke Center
- Center for Health Care Services
- Central Counties Services*
- Coastal Plains Center*
- Community Healthcore*
- Denton County MHMR*
- Emergence Health Network
- The Harris Center
- Integral Care
- LifePath Systems*
- Metrocare Services
- MHMR of Tarrant County
- Pecan Valley Centers*
- Spindletop Center*
- Texana Center*
- Texoma Community Center*
- Tri County Behavioral Health*
- Tropical Texas Behavioral Health
- Texas Panhandle Centers
- West Texas Centers*
*Expansion locations beginning in summer 2019
- OnTrackUSA has program manuals and training material used in Coordinated Specialty Care.
- Regularly scheduled conference calls are held with CSC providers to discuss successes, challenges and best practices, and provide technical help for program operation.
- Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis – Manual I: Outreach and Recruitment (PDF)
- Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis – Manual II: Implementation (PDF)
- Title 25, TAC, Part 1, Chapter 412, Subchapter I: Mental Health Case Management
- Title 25, TAC, Part 1, Chapter 416, Subchapter A: Mental Health Rehabilitative Services
- Initial Evaluation of First Episode Psychosis Early Intervention Programs in Texas 2017 (PDF)
- Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) Early Treatment Program Manuals and Program Resources: NAVIGATE is a Coordinated Specialty Care treatment model developed by the RAISE Early Treatment Program and was one of two such models tested as part of the RAISE research study. Find available resources on the NAVIGATE website.
- The Interactive Tool to Estimate Costs and Staffing for CSC Teams (Excel) estimates the number of Coordinated Specialty Care teams needed to serve a given population and the cost of those teams. The Excel-based tool is described in a 2013 article published in Psychiatric Services, the journal of the American Psychiatric Association.
Training and information about evidence-based practices to support the delivery of mental health services in Texas are at:
- Centralized Training Infrastructure for Evidence Based Practices
- National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices
- Texas Behavioral Health Clearinghouse
- Coordinated Specialty Care Fact Sheet and Checklist (PDF)
- Coordinated Specialty Care – Get with the Program (PDF)
- Issue Brief – Workforce Development in Coordinated Specialty Care Programs (PDF)
- Enhanced Program for Early Psychosis (ePEP) - A New Treatment Approach (PDF)
- Voices of Recovery Video Series: A series of 24 vignettes of clients and family members, the videos share inspiring and informative recovery stories focusing on different topics. A manual is also available to help use the videos in treatment and training.
Email FEP@hhsc.state.tx.us with any questions.