To Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s):
The Shiawassee County Health Department and Shiawassee Health and Wellness are partnering to provide Perry High School and Middle School with a licensed, mental health provider through the Perry Expanding & Enhancing Emotional Health (E3) Program. The program gives your child an opportunity to be seen by a licensed mental health provider without having to leave the school. You do not have to be present for your child to be seen.
Your insurance will be billed for services provided by the E3 Program. If you do not have insurance, services will not be denied. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns at the following number: 517-625-0009.
Crisis interventions and emergency care do not require consent. Life-saving interventions MAY be initiated without prior consent.
Current Michigan Law mandates (requires) confidential services to be available to minors in behavioral health counseling and substance abuse counseling. Michigan law allows for students 14 years or older to receive mental health services for up to 12 visits or over a 4-month period. After the 12th visit or 4 months, the mental health provider will terminate the service or notify the parent, guardian or person in loco to gain consent. Parental consent will be highly encouraged by staff throughout the process.
Our staff is here to assist you, and we are available to communicate with the parents of each student. We want to know your concerns and be able to keep you updated on your student’s health. State law mandates full confidentiality in certain circumstances. The Perry E3 works with, and is not meant to replace, your family doctor. Feel free to contact us during office hours.
Megan Allison, LMSW