Mental and Medical Health Services


Federal and State Agencies

The Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) is one of the 17 state agencies which include the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. DMH provides solutions to adults, children and adolescents with long term or severe mental illness and serious emotional disturbance; supplies early and ongoing treatment for mental disease; also conducts research into the causes of and treatments for mental disease. Through state operated inpatient centers and community mental health facilities and through community services and programs offered by almost 200 mental health professionals, DMH directly functions 21,000 citizens, including about 3,500 children and adolescents, with severe and persistent mental illness and serious emotional disturbance.

Searchable Databases at the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration of the U. S. (SAMHSA) , (narrow your research by zip code, distance to travel then click select solutions to select the services you wish to hunt).

Specialized Treatment Centers or Providers

is a program to help young people  adolescents and young adults (14-30) and their households:  understand recent developments in thoughts, feelings or behavior;  consider treatment choices;  stay on track or get back on track with work, school or self-care;  learn approaches for reducing tension and increasing protective factors.   For those eligible for services, the CEDAR program is open to all regardless of economic means. A sliding fee scale guarantees that no young person or family is going to be charged more than they can manage. Although health insurance may be billed if there’s policy, treatment doesn’t rely on the choices of insurance companies.

Even the  Pediatric IOCDF Committee is centered on the particular requirements of , along with their family members. The website offers advice and to answer common questions asked by youth and their parents, treatment providers and educators. Locate a Treatment Provider

OCD Intensive Treatment Programs that offer more than the traditional once- or twice-a-week individual therapy for OCD. All of these Intensive Treatment Programs are members of the IOCDF. Recorded on this page is contact information and application summaries for each of those programs. More information about each program is accessible by clicking “Detailed Program Description” under each of the program names.

U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, the Office of Minority Health, Information and referral  provides personalized responses to phone, e-mail and mail inquiries.     All OMHRC providers are free, and can be acquired by calling toll-free 1-800-444-6472. Or send e-mail to mailto:, when hearing impaired, call 301-251-1432. Information Specialists are available from 9AM to 5 PM, Eastern Time, Monday through Friday to respond in English or Spanish.

Latin American Health Institute, Berkley St 6th floor, Boston, MA 02116, Phone: 617-350-6900 x150.   Spanish speaking mental health counseling, treatment and case management. Suicide prevention instruction and training for youth including gay, lesbian and Non-English speaking youth. Training for professionals.

The Treatment Directory of Psychology Today:  Locate a Treatment Center at Massachusetts (narrow your search by age, county, and type of treatment, etc..)

Even the  On-Site Academy  at Gardner Massachusetts has got experience in treating Initial Responders who have undergone traumatic stress linked to their work. They supply a residential setting and offer both day and 5 day programs at their facility. Remedies include psycho-education, coping skills training, EMDR, and other state-of-the-art Trauma treatments. Lots of the clinical personnel at On-Site Academy are First Responders, and especially sensitive to the culture of their Responder.   Email Arianna Setzco at;  phone: 978-632-3518.

Therapists (Social Workers or Psychologists)

Medicare: Locate a physician   (Psychiatrist is a listed specialty below the Doctor drop down menu along with Psychologist and Social Worker is listed under the Other Healthcare Professional drop down menu)

HelpPRO, the oldest, most extensive  online therapist finder, helps you instantly find local therapists by specialization (dependence, bipolar, dissociative disorders, domestic violence, injury, etc.),  age groups, insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid (MA equivalent), availability (home visits, evening office hours, phone counseling, etc.), qualifications and certificate, and many others.     Don’t have Internet access? Call 781-862-3331.

The Therapy Directory of Psychology Today: Locate a Therapist at Massachusetts (narrow your search by selecting county, issue, era, etc..)

DBT Resources: Clinical Resource Directory, Locate a DBT Therapistclick ok to agree to the conditions and then select a condition, eventually click Search the CRD

Medicare: Locate a Doctor  (Psychiatrist is a listed specialty below the Doctor drop down menu along with Psychologist and Social Worker is listed under Other Healthcare Professional drop down menu)

The Therapy Directory of Psychology Today: locate a Psychiatrist at Massachusetts (narrow your search by selecting county, issue, era, etc..)

American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, ASCP Psychopharmacologists Database, Locate a Psychopharmacologist

Mental Health and Other Counselors

Massachusetts Community Health Centers: locate a health center(input your city, select how much you would travel, and input primary care) You will have to call them to learn if they give mental health services rather than all of these do this.

New England Psychologist gathered the following hospital updated at May 2010, from data given by the  in response to a questionnaire sent to those. Further information can be obtained by calling the hospitals or units directly. The listing is not and for New England by state.

Therapeutic Residential Schools

New England Psychologist gathered the next directory, updated at October 2009, from information supplied by the individual    in response to a questionnaire sent to those. Further information can be obtained by contacting the schools directly. The listing is not and for New England by state.

The believes that adolescents and children, and their families, are entitled to treatment which delivers the most opportunity for expansion and change. Teens and children with behavioral health disorders pose unique treatment challenges. The intricacy of their medical conditions and their developmental needs need that lots of kids and adolescents be served in settings which are constructed to make sure continuing learning of wholesome and effective life abilities.

  designed to fulfill the emotional, academic and social needs of children and adolescents ages six through 22, with Asperger’s Syndrome and related disorders, including schizophrenia spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, and sensory processing disorder, socialization and peer-relations issues, anxiety disorders and college phobias.

Residential Treatment Centers

Adult Foster Care (AFC), also called Adult Family Care, is a program for frail older adults and adults with disabilities who cannot live alone safely. AFC adults reside with educated paid caregivers who provide daily maintenance. Caregivers might be family members (except legally responsible relatives), or nearest associates. Caregivers receive around $18,000 per year out of MassHealth to provide care to MassHealth members who otherwise would need minimal care. Service providers, such as a social worker and registered nurse, train the caregiver and supply ongoing support.

Options Counseling  assists individuals (adults with a disability and seniors age 60+) needing long term care support to create an informed choice about the settings and services which best meet their long term support requirements, encouraging the broadest possible utilization of community-based alternatives to allow people to live as independently as possible in the setting of their own choice. People and caregivers receive unbiased information regarding a variety of long term care service alternatives, such as healthcare services, transportation, and drug management and are informed of their tools to help pay for solutions. The application also supplies decision-support to determine next steps in the process and aid in linking with solutions if needed.   Options Counseling is a totally free service and made accessible through community-based agencies.

Advocates Supported Home Care: Why  Are You searching for a Loved One at Home? Do You Want Additional Service Caring for Your Loved One? Have You Got a Family Member Who Can No Longer Live Safely by Themselves? Advocates Supported Home Care Could Help! We currently provide nurses as well as managers who speak fluent English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Cantonese, Mandarin and Twi.

Supported Home Care provides you with: *Ongoing assistance of a Registered Nurse and Case Supervisor. *Tax-free monthly stipend. *Respite services. *Professional supports and coaching.

Qualification Requirements: *The individual receiving services have to be enrolled in MassHealth or CommonHealth. He or she has to be 16 decades or older. He or she should need daily assistance with visiting the toilet, dressing, eating or bathing. He or she has to reside with you.


How can I find mental health care services?

If you’re already a customer of the Dept. of Mental Health (DMH) then get in touch with your case manger at the regional site office to go over your mental health agency requirements. If you wish to submit an application for DMH services you’ll be able to  go here  to their website or call the Main Office to learn where and how to apply, Mon-Fri 9am-4pm at 617-626-8000 or TTY: 617-727-9842.

If you’re insured by MassHealth (Medicaid from Massachusetts), speak to the services of their behavioral health provider and request referrals to psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers. They’re also able to assign you a case manager, if you ask it. If you do not know who your behavioral health provider is, contact MassHealth customer service at 1-800-841-2900 and inquire who the behavioral health care provider is and exactly what the member services phone number is. Then contact with the behavioral health care provider and request 2-3 referrals in your area and call them to learn when their very first appointment is. Watch  How can I find a MassHealth Mental Health Provider  to get a thorough explanation.

If you’re covered by Medicare, please contact your primary care doctor or Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) for referrals to psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers near your area.   If you do not have a primary care doctor, click this Medicare find a physician Hyperlink and look for a clinical psychologist or clinical social worker who can provide therapy.     It is strongly recommended that you get a primary care doctor who can consult with a psychiatrist for drug prescription and direction.

If you’re insured by private insurance policy, please contact the services (the phone number should be found in your insurance card) and then request referrals to psychiatrists, and psychologists or social workers. You can also request a case manager to be delegated to you.

If you’re  not insured at all, here’s a listing of Free Walk-In Health Clinics (from the Details column search for Mental Health Services to be listed).   Call to make sure they are taking new patients prior to going. They may require that you make an appointment if it is not urgent.

I’m my friend/family manhood is recently diagnosed with a mental illness. What do I do now?

NAMI offers a range of education and training programs and services for consumers, family members, providers and the general people. These programs draw on the experience of mental health consumers and family members who have learned to live well with their disorders and are happy to help others, in addition to the experience of mental health professionals and educators.   Click here to learn about the NAMI Mass instruction and service programs.

You may also think about calling your Neighborhood NAMI Affiliate for listings of support groups in your area. Neighborhood NAMI Affiliates can offer information regarding mental illness, coping techniques and providers that may have the ability to help you with a particular issue. Affiliates are comprised of people dealing with severe mental disorders and their relatives and friends. They have been through similar experiences and may also supply psychological support.

Where can I find a support group in my area?

NAMI Mass offers education plans and support groups which can help a individual living with mental illness throughout the recovery process. Support groups are often listed on your State NAMI’s webpage, or you can get in touch with the local affiliate to find out more. Our Affiliates and the families involved in the service classes have experienced similar experiences and know of resources in your area to help you cope with your or your family member’s disease. Speak to Your Neighborhood NAMI affiliate  to find out more.

Click for Service Groups not affiliated with NAMI Mass

Where can I find a listing of group homes, residential centers, or mental healthcare units which offer specialized care at a particular mental illness?

You may get in touch with yourNeighborhood NAMI Affiliate for advice. From time to time, the finest word-of-mouth recommendations come from many others within our groups which have found a excellent residential facility or mental healthcare unit which specialized in a certain illness or treatment area.

You will go to the CMHS’s Mental Health Services Locator to search a state by state database of mental medical care centers. You may even call their Treatment Locator at 1-800-729-6686, and then press2 following the voice prompt to talk directly to one of their operators.

New England Psychologist  gathered the following hospital updated at May 2010, from information supplied by the respective hospitals and units in response to a questionnaire sent to those. Further information can be obtained by calling units or the hospitals .

How can I find a MassHealth mental health provider?

The Best Way  to find a MassHealth mental health provider Depends upon the Sort of health plan you’ve got:

Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan members: If you’re enrolled in the MassHealth Primary Care Clinician (PCC) Plan, your MassHealth mental health and substance abuse providers are managed by a company called the Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP). MassHealth will just pay for services from MBHP providers, except in an emergency.

When you have questions, phone the MBHP Medical Access Line at 1-800-495-0086. This service is available 24 hours a day, each day of the year. You may even ask your primary care doctor for a referral, or call MassHealth Customer Support at 1-800-841-2900 (TTY: 1-800-497-4648).

Managed Care Organization (MCO) members: If you’re enrolled in a MassHealth Managed Care Organization (MCO) health program, you must phone your MCO or visit their web site for details about mental health and substance abuse providers. MassHealth won’t pay for services from providers who are not part of your MCO program.


Select your MCO program at the top of the page, then follow the “Locate a Health Care Provider” link for your MCO

Each MassHealth MCO includes an internet search tool and a member services phone line to help you find accepted mental health and substance abuse treatment service providers in your region.

Other MassHealth members: If you are not enrolled in the MassHealth PCC Plan or an MCO managed care health program, you may get mental health and substance abuse treatment providers from any supplier who accepts MassHealth and meets MassHealth supplier requirements.

You can ask your primary care doctor for a referral, or call MassHealth Customer Support at 1-800-841-2900 (TTY: 1-800-497-4648).

I want a doctor/mental healthcare facility which specializes in a particular disorder. Can NAMI Mass help me?

You may also get in touch with your Neighborhood NAMI Affiliate for advice. From time to time, the finest word-of-mouth recommendations come from other people within our groups which have found a excellent neighborhood physician or treatment plan. Often times, one may discover experts in a certain field by calling the psychiatry department at local teaching hospitals, where there are some from the Metro Boston Area, where they are often on the cutting edge of research. You could even assess the various resources of Mental and Medical Health Services  about the below the Resources of our website.

What will be the side effects/recommended dosage of a particular medication? Is the combo of medications my doctor prescribed correctly? Is my dosage too large? Etc..

Please contact your pharmacist, physician or mental healthcare professional for guidance on the proper treatment of your particular situation. NAMI Mass isn’t a medical centre nor are we qualified to give medical information about treatment or medication.
Click the link to view NAMI Fact Sheets regarding medication and treatment.

I’m recovering from mental disease. And, I would like to learn more about social activities, volunteer opportunities and getting back to work.

Your Neighborhood NAMI Affiliate  might have some ideas about social actions where one may meet others in recover, either through our affiliate or possibly a neighborhood drop in centre or clubhouse. Many affiliates have volunteer and leadership opportunities, at NAMI Link, In Our Own Voice, and also other programs and actions.

The Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition  comes with an internet database of clubhouses. These are areas where people who have had mental illness can visit rebuild their own lives. Your Local NAMI Affiliate may also know of comparable facilities called drop in facilities.

The Recovery Learning Community (RLC) is a wholly peer-run organization dedicated to providing support, education and advocacy through providing opportunities for people in finding their own avenues to mental health recovery. They are adaptable in meeting the requirements of individuals who come to their centers and may connect people with peer reviewed and non-peer tools in their own communities of choice.

Please take a look at the many   Education, Employment and Training  tools we’ve listed below the Resources Sectopm of our website. Your local NAMI affiliate would likewise know of vocational rehab centers which may help you find volunteer or employment opportunities to suit your requirements. Oftentimes, these facilities will even have job coaching, skill-building assignments and counseling for easing back to job.

My loved one living with a mental illness has gone lost. How can I find them? What tools are there to help me?

The prime goal of The Salvation Army’s Lost Individual Service  is to reunite people in households who wish to locate each other. Even the Salvation Army reserves the right to take or refuse a program or to assign a priority to some petition based on reasonableness, feasibility as well as motive.

Provides hints regarding how to request assistance from governments, media and other professionals in addition to how to begin a personal recovery process. Possessing a recovery program Before locating a lost loved one is vital for reunification  Finding Missing Persons with Mental Illness

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