In order to provide easily accessible mental health services to high school students and their families, WES Horizons was awarded the first high school program of its kind in the 2005–2006 school year: Extended Outpatient. Students at these High Schools who are eligible for medical assistance (and hence able to receive a psychiatric evaluation) are referred to the program by the school staff, their families, or by self–referrals. Qualifying individuals are then assigned a clinician who creates a comprehensive treatment plan to guide their interventions (i.e., participation in daily group sessions or individual therapy). The program offers both crisis management and case management services in addition to weekly psychiatric consultations.
The program is staffed by mental health professionals, a Care Coordinator, and a psychiatrist.
Schools: Frankford High School and South Philadelphia High School