Behavioral Health

Please note: If you or someone you care for is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, please call the crisis hotline (MOCARS) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-356-5395.

Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (BHC) offers efficient and effective mental health services to children and adults including individual, couples, and family counseling. In addition, BHC provides case management, anger management, group therapy, and medication services to help reduce the severity and duration of mental health disorders. Our team of psychiatrists, social workers, nurse practitioners, nurses, Community Support Specialists, Peer Specialists, Family Support Providers, and counselors provide convenient, comprehensive care to keep our community mentally healthy.

If you or someone you care for is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call the crisis hotline (MOCARS) 24-hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-356-5395.

Accessing Services & Open Access

To access services for the first time or for more information regarding the Ozarks Healthcare BHC, please call our West Plains or Mountain Grove clinics. With BHC offices in West Plains and Mountain Grove, clients can receive services in the location that best meets their needs. We serve those who are six years of age and older.

Open Access

You do not need a referral to enter our services. With our Open Access program, you will be seen as quickly as possible and asked about your history and current symptoms. You will then receive appointments and/or referrals for needed services.

Crisis Stabilization Center

The Ozarks Healthcare BHC’s Crisis Stabilization Center (CSC) is expected to open in fall of 2022. The CSC is a medically monitored program funded by the Missouri Department of Mental Health that provides an alternative to psychiatric hospitalization. For frequently asked questions regarding the CSC, visit here.


Psychiatrists and advanced practice nurses (APNs) provide specialized medication services to ease the symptoms associated with mental illness.

Licensed Therapy & Counseling

Licensed social workers and counselors provide individual, family, and group counseling. They will help guide you to personal or team solutions for mental health issues.

Case Management

Community support specialists meet with you in your home or at our offices to link you to local resources, provide education regarding mental health diagnoses, and help you reach many other goals you would like to set.

Day Treatment Program

The goal of our day program (called Psychosocial Rehabilitation, or PSR) is to give education and support to help people manage their mental health. The program is made up of groups about coping skills and social skills and also includes community outings.

Crisis Intervention Team

Experienced mental health professionals provide personal support for those in emergency mental health situations. Someone is available by phone 24 hours a day and available in person during clinic hours. Call 800-356-5395 in case of psychiatric emergency.

Strategic Overview

Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center is committed to providing exceptional compassionate care to all we serve. Learn more about the Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center Strategic Overview.

Need help?

If you or someone you care for is experiencing a psychiatric emergency, call 800-356-5395 24 hours a day.

Are you a new Ozarks Healthcare Behavioral Health Center (BHC) patient?

If you are a new BHC patient, please print, complete, and bring in the following forms with you to your appointment. If you need assistance, please contact Amanda Huskey at 417-257-5976.

OZH BHC New Patient Form

DMH Form

Release of Information

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