What is a Community Mental Health Center?

Community Mental Health Center
A community mental health center is a health center that offers a range of mental health treatment and counseling services for both adults and children.

What services do community mental health centers offer?

Community mental health centers offer these core services:
  • Outpatient services, including specialized outpatient services for children, the elderly, individuals who are chronically mentally ill, and residents of the CMHC’s mental health service area who have been discharged from inpatient treatment at a mental health facility
  • 24 hour-a-day emergency care services
  • Day treatment, or other partial hospitalization services, or psychosocial rehabilitation services
  • Screening for patients being considered for admission to state mental health facilities to determine the appropriateness of such admission.

How do I select a community mental health center?

Here are some factors to consider when selecting a community mental health center:

1. Services offered: Check with the community mental health center to verify they offer the service you or your loved ones needs.

2. Location: The mental health center should be within a comfortable travel distance.

3. Quality: What's the center's track record in regards to patient care? Quality is a factor that is often overlooked, but very important.

4. Insurance: Verify the mental health center accepts your insurance.

5. Recommedations: Ask your family & friends what they know about the centers on your list. Word of mouth recommendations are extremely valuable

6. Reviews: Online reviews are filled with advice & tips; use them to learn more about the centers on your list.



How can WhereToFindCare.com help you find the best community mental health center?

WhereToFindCare.com offers a search tool that helps users find mental health centers in their community. To get started, use the search tool below.

For each community mental health center in the search results, you can see the address, phone number, fax number, photos, description, reviews, services provided, insurance accepted, hours of operation, ratings, and much more.*



Find, compare & rate community mental health centers

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Please consider rating them! Sharing your experience in a review helps out many others in your community trying to find a quality health center. It also gives you an opportunity to praise excellent health workers as well as tell providers how they can improve.

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