The Roanoke Valley Mental Health Care Collaborative provides free mental health assessments, psychiatric care and medication management, access to medications and lab services, counseling, and wellness/disease self-management classes to eligible adults with mental illnesses who lack financial access to, or are ineligible for, services in any other system of care available in the community.
The goal of treatment is to decrease the severity of symptoms of psychiatric disorders, enabling clients to improve their performance at work or school, strengthen family and personal relationships, and enhance their day-to-day functioning.
The Collaborative is staffed by volunteer mental health professionals including psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical psychologists, licensed professionals counselors, licensed clinical social workers, nurses, and assessment specialists.
To be eligible for mental health care through the Collaborative you must:
- be at least 18 years of age and no longer enrolled in high school;
- be a resident of Botetourt County, Craig County, Roanoke City or County, or Salem;
- have limited financial resources (income at 200% of the poverty level or lower, no health insurance coverage, or inadequate coverage for mental health care);
- be ineligible for mental health services through other systems of care available in the community; and
- be able to benefit from psychiatric care and medication management, counseling, or a combination of the two.
Call the Mental Health America office at (540) 344-0931 for information about making an appointment to be seen through the Mental Health Care Collaborative.
The Roanoke Valley Mental Health Care Collaborative is a member of the Virginia Association of Free and Charitable Clinics and the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics.