The Mental Health Access Program - Free Mental Health Clinic
The Mental Health Access Program (MHAP) is a community-based program developed
to improve access to basic mental health services in Thurston County.
Volunteer therapists provide counseling, targeting clients who are troubled
by anxiety or depressed mood and who might benefit from brief intervention
People in our community face a daunting journey trying to navigate the numerous
and confusing system of health care that currently exists. When mental
illness enters into the picture, access to services becomes even more difficult.
As a result, people often do not receive services for which they are eligible.
There is currently no place other than MHAP to refer clients who are in need
of short-term intervention therapy which means the client frequently returns
to the ED. That is why MHAP is committed to rethinking how we provide
services, moving the system away from management to recovery that promotes personal
responsibility and action.
MHAP operates one night a week (Wednesdays).
To get connected to the Mental Health Access Program, please
contact (360) 539-7576 ext 107.
Health Access Program
Frequently Asked Questions
The program mission is to provide mental health services to uninsured and
underserved individuals of Thurston County while building community among mental
health professionals and providers.
Criteria for Eligibility
Adults age 18 and above.
Uninsured or under-insured with no mental health benefits.
Adjustment disorder with anxiety or depressed mood that might be responsive
to brief therapy.
No history of sexual offense or violent behaviors.
Resident of Thurston or Mason County.
Clients who are motivated and interested in participating in therapy.
- Screened by referring professional.