COVID-19 Emergency Operations Guide
Community Mental Health of Ottawa County will continue to serve the essential behavioral health and substance use treatment needs of Ottawa County residents during the stay-at-home order issued on March 23, 2020 by Governor Whitmer.
Given the Governor’s recent order to stay at home, we have made the difficult decision to close our front doors for walk-ins and other visitors. Starting on Tuesday, March 24rd, 2020, all urgent and critical services will be by appointment only. If you are seeking services and this is not an emergent situation please call our Access Center at 616-393-5681. If this is an emergency, please call our 24 hours Crisis line at 866-512-4357.
Community Mental Health of Ottawa County will continue to provide services throughout this emergency. We are primarily connecting with people via telephone and/or email. You are urged to call your assigned worker if you need help or support.
COVID-19 and Mental Health
Increased stress and anxiety related to the current COVID-19 outbreak is normal and expected. It is important that you take care of your mental health during this time. Simple things like taking a walk, deep breathing, and taking an occasional time out from the news and media are good ways to give yourself a break and relax. There is plenty of information out there about ways to cope with stress including this article from the CDC.
Remember, if you or someone you know is in a mental health crisis, there is help available. You are never alone, reach out by calling 866-512-4357 or texting HOME to 741741 to speak with a mental health professional. We are here for you 24/7/365. If it is an emergency call 911.
Community Mental Health (CMH) is a public provider of services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, serious mental illness, and/or substance use disorders. Our programs and activities are governed by a Board of Directors.Our services are available to residents of Ottawa County who have Medicaid or are uninsured, and who are eligible for services as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code. We are CARF accredited for 12 programs.