WMCMH is open for those in need of care. Community mental health is considered an essential service under Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home executive order. We have a duty to provide high-quality essential behavioral health care services to our community. We will continue to provide essential services while ensuring the health and safety of our staff and consumers.
Coronavirus Outbreak Response
Call before visiting West Michigan CMH:
Ludington Office: 231-845-6294
Hart Office: 231-873-2108
Baldwin Office: 231-745-4659
24-Hour Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-800-992-2061
West Michigan Community Mental Health is open for those in need of care. We are dedicated to providing essential mental health and substance use services to Mason, Lake and Oceana counties.
However, during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the delivery of services will change as we work to limit personal contact to help prevent any further spread. We are continually assessing and monitoring COVID-19 and will make changes to our services as appropriate. Please continue to check our webpage for updates or follow our Facebook page.
COVID-19 Emotional Support Line: 1-855-539-6268
If you are having a hard time coping or adapting due to COVID-19, you can receive free emotional support through the West Michigan CMH COVID-19 Emotional Support Line. The support line is staffed by trained mental health professionals in Mason, Lake and Oceana counties.
This service is free and open to anyone in the community. You do not need to be a client of WMCMH to use this service. If you need someone to talk to, we are here to listen. Call 1-855-539-6268 Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you call after hours, please leave your name and contact number where you can be reached.
This hotline is for emotional support only. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call our 24-hour crisis hotline at 1-800-992-2061.
COVID-19 Wellness Self-Management Lessons
Current WMCMH Response
West Michigan Community Mental Health is open to provide essential services.
- With few exceptions, face-to-face appointments are not being offered. All therapy sessions, case management assessments, psych evaluations, etc. will be offered via phone or through a WMCMH approved telehealth video application. Possible exceptions to this rule are:
- Certain ACT and Home-Based services (will be evaluated per scenario on an as-needed basis)
- Crisis situations that cannot be resolved via phone or video conference.
- Urgent walk-in crisis services
- When it is determined that an individual requires a face to face meeting to adequately address the need at that time.
- When an individual does not have adequate technology to participate in phone or telehealth video services.
- The Progressions gathering site in Hart remains closed. Dimensions Unlimited in Ludington and Integrations in Baldwin are open.
- The Oceana County autism center is closed. Autism services are currently being offered in Mason and Lake counties.
- Most group classes are being held virtually. This includes DBT, Parenting Through Change, CLS Wellness, Dimensions Smoking Cessation, SIMPLE weight loss & nutrition, and SUD. Please contact your case manager for additional information on group times, telehealth information, etc.
- Client transportation is limited to only those who need injections at WMCMH offices.
- Onsite Naloxone trainings are canceled until further notice. Click here for information on online Naloxone training and rescue kits.
If you have a scheduled appointment, we ask that you please call ahead to determine if your needs can be met using virtual technology. If you are seeking assistance with new services, please call 1-800-992-2061. Please do not report to a WMCMH building unless it is an urgent crisis situation.
WMCMH has established a COVID-19 Response Team comprised of various leaders from throughout our agency. We closely monitor various indicators as we transition through various phases of re-entry. Re-entry requires consistent decreases to local cases, increased access to local testing, and changes to the governor’s executive order.
WMCMH will continue to provide care for those with a mental health crisis. If you or someone you know is in crisis, is suicidal, having trouble coping, or feeling emotionally overwhelmed, please contact our 24-hour mental health crisis stabilization hotline at 1-800-992-2061.
If you are feeling physically ill, please contact your primary care physician.
For more information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus