On Monday, October 25th Samaritan Center’s Integrated Mobile Wellness Unit will be visiting
the Shoals community to provide mental and behavioral health care basic needs.
The Mobile Integrated Wellness Unit visits rural communities in Martin
and surrounding counties that may face lack of access to mental and behavioral
health resources and/or services. The focus is to provide integrated mental
& behavioral health services, primary care, and resource information
to clients that may have barriers of transportation, internet access,
or stigma associated with receiving care.
Every year nearly 1 in 5 American adults are diagnosed with a mental health
condition and approximately 18% of Americans live with an anxiety disorder.
The Samaritan Center is the regional Community Mental Health Center (CMHC)
that provides a comprehensive array of services needed to create access
for all levels of behavioral health concerns in addition to necessary
treatment for those with the most serious and complex mental health and
substance use disorders. Samaritan Center is headquartered in Vincennes,
however the center provides these same services in outlying offices in
Loogootee, Petersburg and Washington.
In May 2020, Samaritan Center received a $4 million Federal grant to increase
access to and improve the quality of community mental health and substance
use disorder treatment services. In the first year of the grant, more
than $725,000 was allocated to the hiring of additional direct service
delivery staff, including case managers, therapists, a primary nurse practitioner,
and peer recovery specialists. Four areas of major focus for this grant
include the Mobile Integrated Wellness Unit, Wabash Valley Friendship
Clubhouse, Family Preservation Services and Adult Chemical Dependency Services.
“Samaritan Center’s competent and compassionate staff are committed
to providing quality comprehensive behavioral health care for individuals
in Martin County or any area we serve. We are proud to be the regional
community mental health center,” stated Dr. Pamela Vaught, Executive
Director of Behavioral Health Services at Good Samaritan.
To schedule an appointment for services on the Integrated Mobile Wellness
Unit, or for the exact location of where it will be stationed, please
call 812.890.3379. For information regarding additional programs and locations
provided by Samaritan Center, please call 812.886.6800.