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Regional Mental Health Center services NWI, Merrillville, East Chicago, Hammond, Highland, and Hobart with mental health counselors & treatment.


Regional Mental Health Center, Northwest Indiana's largest community mental health center, provides a variety of mental health care services and substance use disorder treatments. We work with adults, teens and children (age six and older) in need of high quality, affordable mental and behavioral health services and/or substance abuse programs.

Our services are private and confidential. Anyone can request services; a referral is not needed.

Treatment Options

Our compassionate and highly-skilled mental health care providers will help you choose a treatment option that best fits your needs. These options include, but are not limited to, the following:


Same-day / Walk-in Services

Same-day and walk-in services are available at two sites for case opening visits during select hours. Same-day services may have a wait time.

Strawhun Center (8555 Taft St., Merrillville, IN)
Same-day appointments and walk-in services are available Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stark Center (3903 Indianapolis Blvd, East Chicago, IN)
Same-day appointments and walk-in services are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Uninsured or Underinsured?

Regional Mental Health Center helps individuals regardless of their ability to pay. Our certified navigators help clients find affordable health insurance through the health insurance marketplace, including Indiana's HIP 2.0 plans and Medicaid. We also offer a Discount Schedule to those that qualify. 



Our Northwest
Indiana Locations

Serving Northwest Indiana, Regional Mental Health Center has facilities in Lake and Porter Counties, Merrillville, Hobart, Highland, Hammond and East Chicago. Residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois are assisted with emergency mental health services, mental health treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

Geminus provides our administrative services. Reach them at 219.757.1800

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