Regional Mental Health Center
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Regional Mental Health Center offers mental health disorder treatment and substance abuse treatment

A respected nonprofit agency, Regional Mental Health Center has successfully provided mental health care management and treatment for clients with a variety of mental illness disorders for more than 40 years. We work exclusively with adults, teens and youth age six and older who need mental health services, behavior health services and substance abuse programs.

Our philosophy is that someone with a mental illness can get better. Compassionate mental health professionals work to prevent and treat behavioral health problems through effective, affordable and accessible treatment, education and training programs.

We offer a continuum of care to increase quality of life and believe that the best therapy is offered in the least restrictive setting. Regional Mental Health Center services are private and confidential. Anyone can request services; a referral is not needed.

Treatment options include

Same day walk-in services are available at two sites for case opening visits during select hours.

At 8555 Taft Street in Merrillville, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, walk-in same day case opening visits are done.

At 3903 Indianapolis Boulevard in East Chicago, walk-in same day case opening visits are on Monday through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please understand that same day services may have a wait time.

Scheduled appointments for case openings can be made by calling 219-769-4005, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

You can also request an appointment through your electronic health record using the client portal. Make sure to include the name of the clinician or doctor you would like to see, along with your day and time preference, and a phone number where you can be reached. You will be contacted within 24 hours to schedule the appointment. 


Uninsured or underinsured?

Regional Mental Health Center can help individuals enroll in Indiana's HIP 2.0 plans. We also have certified navigators that can assist with Medicaid applications. Regional does have a Discount Schedule for those that qualify. The financial staff will gladly help you obtain any and all benefits for which you are eligible.

With more than a dozen locations, Regional Mental Health Center serves Lake and Porter counties as well as residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois with emergency mental health services, mental illness treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.


Strawhun Center

8555 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.769.2508

Stark Center

3903 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Fax: 219.392.6998

Outpatient Services

4016 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46327
Fax: 219.937.9086

2600 Highway Ave.
Highland, IN 46322
Fax: 219.972.9104

1441 East 84th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.794.2010

7783 E. Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
Fax: 219.945.3673

Geminus provides our administrative services. Reach them at 219.757.1800

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