Department of Psychiatry

Transitional Care Clinic

Services Provided
The Transitional Care Clinic (TCC) is dedicated to improving the quality of peoples' lives through engagement in mental health services, promoting growth toward personal goals, decreasing the need for psychiatric hospitalization, and linkage to long-term services.

The TCC is a short-term clinic that helps people transition from hospital-based psychiatric care to long-term mental health care in the community. Referrals are accepted from institutions that have an existing agreement with the TCC, and all referrals are processed through the Monarch online referral system. The TCC provides medication management, psychotherapy, and care coordination (social work) services.

Services Not Provided
The TCC is not a walk-in clinic, an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), a crisis clinic, or a long-term care facility. For this reason, the TCC is an inappropriate referral site for people who are having an emergency. The clinic sees patients by appointment.

Because the TCC is a transitional clinic, people are discharged from the clinic when they begin psychiatric treatment in another clinic. This includes outpatient clinics, inpatient clinics, IOPs, and PHPs. Therefore, if a TCC patient is hospitalized due to psychiatry symptoms, he or she is automatically discharged from the TCC and should only return to the clinic if referred again by the hospital through the TCC’s online referral system, Monarch.