Access, Eligibility, and Screening

OCHN's screening process helps to determine where your needs can be met, based on the severity and urgency of your situation. 

Mental Health Services
Oakland County residents who have Medicaid or are Medicaid eligible can be connected to public mental health services through OCHN's non-emergency or Common Ground's emergency/crisis Access points. 

Substance Use Disorders
OCHN provides screening, authorization, and coordination of services for alcohol and drug treatment services for Oakland County residents with Medicaid or Healthy Michigan, no insurance, and under-insured. Education, awareness, and training about substance use disorders are also available during the screening.

  • Confidential services for persons who have a dependence on alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Referral information about outpatient substance use treatment programs close to home or place of employment
  • Screening and coordination for individuals seeking assistance for intensive outpatient treatment, methadone, and residential substance use programs

OCHN Non-Emergency, including Substance Use Services


Access is located at the OCHN Resource & Crisis Center
1200 N. Telegraph Rd., Bldg. 32 E, in Pontiac, MI 48326

Hours of Operation: 
Monday & Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.




Access & Eligibility Information 


Emergency Services
As an OCHN network service provider, Common Ground connects people in an emergency/crisis to public mental health and community services. Its responsibilities include:

  • Managing the Resource & Crisis Helpline
  • Determining network service eligibility
  • Identifying follow up resources and supports
  • Authorizing psychiatric hospitalization



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