Screening / Assessment / Referral

Any person within CREOKS service area will have timely access to a screening / assessment to determine needs and eligibility. Individuals, who are not eligible for treatment services through CREOKS, will be referred to the appropriate agency for assistance.


The purpose of the initial assessment is to determine individual needs, the severity of those needs, and the service that would best meet those needs. The assessment process involves meeting with a mental health professional between one and two hours. Psychosocial history, current symptoms and problems impacting life, and level of functioning are assessed to help determine the needs of the individual.

Crisis Intervention (all locations)

Any person within the CREOKS service area in need of emergency crisis intervention services shall have access to crisis intervention services 24 hours per day / 7 days per week. Evaluations and placements will be performed to assist and intervene with individuals who are a threat to themselves and/ or others. The goal and objective for this service is to prevent consumers from harming themselves or someone else. The philosophy of crisis intervention is prevention through assessment of acute and immediate needs.

Child Mobile Crisis

A team of mental health professionals provides crisis intervention services 24 hours per day / 7 days per week. The Child Mobile Crisis team goal is to provide emergency crisis support to minors who are at risk of hurting themselves and/or others. Child Mobile Crisis also provides mobile crisis services to all school systems within counties of operation. In the event of a crisis within the school, the crisis team will spend as long as necessary at the school for supportive services. The Child Mobile Team currently offers this service to the following counties within the CREOKS service areas: Okmulgee, Okfuskee, Creek, Cherokee, and Wagoner County.

Outpatient Counseling / Rehabilitative Services-
Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse, and Co-occurring
Adult/Child (all locations)

The philosophy of outpatient services is that all people can recover from behavioral health and substance abuse issues through effective treatment in the least restrictive and most convenient environment as possible.

The goal of outpatient counseling is to promote emotional or psychological change to alleviate behavioral health and/or substance abuse problems in a manner that is trauma informed/sensitive and culturally competent.

CREOKS provides outpatient services through its clinics, home-based locations, school-based locations and county jails.

●Individual & Group Counseling- Method of treating behavioral health and substance abuse issues using face-to-face, one-on-one and group interaction between a mental health professional and consumer with the goal to promote emotional or psychological change to alleviate problems.

●Family Counseling- Face-to-face interaction between a mental professional and family with the goal to facilitate emotional, psychological or behavioral changes and promote successful communication and understanding.

●Individual Rehabilitation Services- Face-to-face interaction performed by a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Specialist to assist consumers who are experiencing significant functional impairment due to behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues with the goal to educate and increase the skills necessary to perform activities of daily living and function in the community.

Case Management (all locations)

CREOKS offers Case Management services for consumers who require planned linkage, advocacy, and referral assistance to outside agencies and services. Case Management is utilized to facilitate integration and recovery in the community. Case Managers utilize a strengths based model in the provision of this service.

Medication Services (all locations)

CREOKS offers medication services for consumers who require psychotropic treatment in conjunction with therapy. The goal of medication management is stabilization and alleviation of symptoms. The philosophy of medication management is that medication can play an effective role in not only psychological needs but the overall health and wellness of the individual.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Services

The philosophy of the CREOKS substance abuse program is that all people can recover from substance abuse issues through effective substance abuse and co-occurring treatment in the least restrictive and most convenient environment as possible.

The goal of CREOKS alcohol, drug and other addictions programs is to offer the persons served the highest quality treatment services possible in an environment that maintains consumer rights and dignity.

Any person requesting substance abuse counseling services on an outpatient basis shall be provided an initial screening and assessment. If the individual meets eligibility requirements for substance abuse services, he/she will be provided with the appropriate combination of counseling and psychosocial rehabilitation including individual counseling; group counseling; individual rehabilitation; group rehabilitation; case management and medication management. All substance abuse treatment services provided shall be trauma-informed and sensitive to the impact that past and present trauma has on the individual. Treatment services are gender sensitive, age appropriate and culturally competent for all consumers.

CREOKS shall give preference in admission to the following target groups and priority by the following order: Pregnant injecting drug users; pregnant substance abusers; Injecting drug users; women with dependent children; and persons with HIV/AIDS or Hepatitis C.

Children, Youth & Family Services

Children, Youth & Family Services is a facilitated team-based process involving an identified child/youth, his or her family, local service providers and others who are involved in the life of the child. This process results in a strengths-based individualized plan that leads to achieving positive outcomes. Children, Youth & Family Services provides assessment and linkage to services for eligible children/youth in need, as well as facilitating immediate stabilization of acute symptoms of mental illness and/or emotional distress. In serving these children/youth, the focus is a family systems model that includes the needs of the entire family. The goal is to foster and support the family unit while maintaining the utmost safety of every adult and child while addressing the issues that have put the child/children at risk of out-of-home or out of school placement. The values include the belief that the family of origin is the best place for a child to be as long as their safety and well-being is assured, and that the family unit should only be disrupted in extreme cases when the safety and well-being of the child is at risk.

Children, Youth & Family Services accepts referrals on children up to 18 years of age. Under special circumstances the age limit may be extended to 21 years of age. Children, Youth & Family Services is provided at home, school, and in the community with scheduling being flexible to the family’s needs which may include evening and weekend appointments. All workers are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and family members may call and request immediate contact with their home-based worker at any time. Children, Youth & Family Services services are delivered at no cost to the consumer.

Children, Youth & Family Services is offered in the following counties: Creek, Okmulgee, Okfuskee, McAlester, Wagoner, Cherokee, Pawnee, Haskell, and Latimer.

Community Based Group Rehabilitation / Psychosocial Rehabilitative Services (PSR)

The philosophy of community-based group rehabilitation is that everyone can recover and become a contributing member of the community.

The adult community based group rehabilitation program consist of adult consumers 18 years of age and older. PSR is provided on a daily basis with transportation options available. Lunch is also provided for PSR and is typically an all day program. PSR is geared toward providing training, education, and advocacy with the goal of integrating consumers back into the community to increase quality of life. Group focuses on adult daily living skills, vocational training, community interactions, educational skills, independent living skills, and socialization within the facility and the community.

PSR consumers will receive a mix of services based on individual needs that include:
●Group Rehab
●Group Counseling
●Individual Rehab and/or Counseling
●Case Management
●Medication Management
●Substance Abuse Counseling

PSR is offered in the following counties: Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Creek, and Cherokee.

Court Related Services

Drug Court (Adult & Family)
Any person requesting Drug Court admission will first make application through the court system. The District Attorney’s Office will review each applicant and make a recommendation for admission or denial of admission. Once the applicant has been approved for Drug Court by the District Attorney’s Office the applicant will contact CREOKS to schedule an initial screening/assessment.

Once the applicant has completed the assessment, the substance abuse treatment counselor will make a formal written recommendation as to eligibility of criteria for Drug Court.

Once the applicant has been admitted into the drug court treatment program, CREOKS will offer individual counseling, family counseling, individual rehabilitative treatment, group counseling and/or case management

Adult Drug Court is offered in Okmulgee and Okfuskee counties.
Family Drug Court is offered in Okmulgee County

Juvenile Drug Court
Therapeutic services to assist adolescents in developing skills to cope with substance abuse/dependency and co-occurring issues. These services will assist in increasing educational skill level, and improving family relationships, cooperation among peers, adults, life, and social skills. The juvenile Drug Court Program provides services that involve the multiple systems impacting adolescents including, but not limited to, family, school, welfare, and criminal justice.
Offered in Wagoner County.

Mental Health Court
CREOKS mental health court programs provide a highly-structured alternative to incarceration for eligible offenders in the criminal justice system.  Multidisciplinary teams comprised of district judges, district attorneys, defense attorneys, treatment providers, law enforcement officers, and program coordinators work together increasing participant accountability through intensive mental health treatment and judicial supervision.  A holistic and individualized approach to treatment is utilized to focus on recovery and improvement in all areas of life.
Offered in Cherokee, Creek, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, and Wagoner Counties

TANF Substance Abuse Program

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families is a program that offers substance abuse treatment for DHS-TANF recipients. TANF recipients are screened to determine if substance abuse issues are present. Individuals that screen positive for having a substance abuse issue are offered services free of charge. TANF is overseen by OKDHS and works in cooperation with ODMHSAS. Offered in Okmulgee and Okfuskee counties

Service to Homeless Individuals

CREOKS offers “linkage” services to individuals who are homeless and have behavioral health and/or substance abuse issues. CREOKS will offer the following linkage to support services: local emergency services, shelters, psychiatric hospitals, housing, and basic needs.

The Philosophy of services to homeless individuals is that recovery is always possible no matter the current life situation and successful recovery is greatly increased when treatment is provided in a welcoming environment. Helping individuals obtain the basic hierarchy of needs by connecting to community resources results in overall holistic wellness. If homeless individuals are provided services that are welcoming and comprehensive, recovery from psychological issues is more likely to be achieved on a long-term basis.

PATH Program

Available in Adair, Sequoyah, and Cherokee Counties, PATH helps homeless individuals who may be transitioning from psychiatric hospitalization, incarceration, living on the streets or in homeless shelters. The program helps by providing transition for consumers to a stable living environment, provides needed counseling services, and may assist with rent to meet individual needs.