Individuals interested in membership must meet the following criteria:
- The individual currently has a diagnosis of SPMI. Club Nova focuses its services on adults with serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and major depression.
- The individual does not have a principle and/or primary diagnosis of a developmental disability, dementia, a substance abuse disorder, or personality disorder.
- While the individual may need encouragement to become involved, it is essential that the individual wants and chooses to come to Club Nova.
- The individual must not be a threat to the general safety of the Clubhouse community.
- If an individual has a current substance abuse problem, the individual needs to exhibit evidence of addressing the substance abuse problem before membership can be considered. Membership for such a referral will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Club Nova reserves the right to accept or defer membership for individuals with co-occurring disorders according to the staff's best judgment.
- The individual needs or desires a welcoming community with a sense of belonging, reduction of isolation, increased community support, and opportunities for education, work, socializing, recreation, and making friends.
First Steps: Prior to making a referral we prefer that the individual and the referring clinician schedule a tour with the Programming and Administrative Unit. This will give the potential member a first hand look at Club Nova and allow him or her to understand what we do and make an informed decision about becoming a member. Please call 968-6682 to schedule a tour.
Referral: We accept referrals on an ongoing basis. To be considered for membership, all of the required documents must be filled out. These include:
- Referral information form
- Comprehensive Clinical Assessment, with a recommendation for Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- Service notes from the prior three months
- Any recent discharge summaries
- PCP information: Either a completed/updated PCP with PSR and Supported Employment included or the One Page Profile and Crisis Plan
We will not be able to review a referral until all the paperwork is submitted. Be sure to note the requirements for PCP planning, as this helps us expedite the referral process. We will need your help communicating with the individual's psychiatrist for the PSR Order for Service to ensure rapid authorization of services.
The referral paperwork is available for download:
Orientation: After an individual has been accepted for membership, the referring clinician and the new member will be notified to schedule an orientation. We use this time to begin introducing the new member to the clubhouse and work units.
Our Member Records Coordinator, Nalda Mills, can discuss the referral process with you. You can reach her at (919) 968-6682 or email her at email@example.com