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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 therapy. MHAP

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.

Details

MHAP operates one night a week (Wednesdays).

To get connected to the Mental Health Access Program, please contact (360) 539-7576 ext 107.

 

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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.
 


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