Adult Single Point of Access & Accountability (ASPOAA)
Oneida County Department of Mental Health operates a Single Point of Access & Accountability (SPOAA) for Adults, Children & Youth. The Adult Single Point of Access & Accountability (ASPOAA) is the process for referring adults to care management and/or residential services, and for monitoring the referral process within Oneida County. Oneida County offers a variety of residential options – ranging from independent supportive apartments to community residences with 24/7 staff supervision. A standardized referral application has been developed, which encompasses relevant clinical and social history assisting in determining the appropriate level of care an individual needs. The goal is to create a system that promotes recovery-oriented services, which are widely available, flexible, personally tailored and responsive to individual needs. To be eligible for these services, the individual must meet certain criteria, including having a primary diagnosis of a serious mental illness. Specific program eligibility is included in the referral application. The Adult SPOAA Coordinator will review each referral and determine the individual’s appropriate level of care.
The Oneida County Adult SPOAA Committee is composed of a multitude of agencies within the community, meeting bi-weekly to discuss high-risk individuals, individuals on an Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT), and reviewing availability/challenges involving service delivery.