Behavioral Health Center celebrates 5 years of service


ARMC Behavioral Health Center, located at 230 Deronda Street in Amery, celebrated its five-year anniversary on December 10 with a public open house. Guests were warmly greeted by “Juls” the friendly therapeutic dog, treated to refreshments, door prizes, live music, Plinko, free chair massages, a little taste of mindfulness and relaxation therapies, as well as informational exhibits from local community service providers and more.

“We are so pleased with the turn-out and the encouraging comments made by our guests,” stated Linda Slaikeu, the Outreach and Assessment Coordinator for the Behavioral Health Center. Slaikeu continued, “Our Behavioral Health staff, along with the entire Medical Center, wishes to send a big “Thank You” to everyone who came to celebrate this milestone with us. We also want to express our sincere appreciation to those who have shown their support over the years.”

Amid a stream of appreciative guests who braved the cold to show their support, it’s abundantly clear that the services provided by the Behavioral Health Center are meeting real needs of individuals and families within the local communities. Since opening its doors and admitting the first patient in its psychiatric unit on December 10, 2008, the Behavioral Health Center inpatient program has treated over 800 patients coming from communities in Northwestern Wisconsin and beyond.

While the inpatient program provides unique and specialized programming for individuals who struggle with Dementia, it also provides state-of-the-art services to individuals who struggle with other mental health crisis due to disorders such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many other mental health issues.

But that’s not all… ARMC Behavioral Health Center also offers intensive outpatient group therapy for adults 45 and older with or without a referral from their provider. Individual outpatient counseling is also available for children and adults ages 5 and older who are referred by an ARMC physician. The Behavioral Health Center accepts most private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid, as well as offering financial assistance for those without insurance and in need.

To receive a free consultation, additional information, or to make a referral, please call 715-268-0069 or 715-268-0070. To make an appointment for outpatient counseling or psychiatry services, call 715-268-0060.

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