Nashville-based Mental Health Cooperative expanding

(As seen on Nashville Business Journal on Jul 12, 2013)

Nashville-based Mental Health Cooperative is expanding, opening a new clinic in Cookeville on Monday, according to a news release.Cookeville, MHC Cookeville

Founded in 1993, Mental Health Cooperative is a behavioral health nonprofit that provides community-based case management, psychiatric clinic, psychotherapy services and 24-hour emergency services to 20,000 Tennesseans.

The following are excerpts from today’s news release:

“We’re excited for this expansion because it gives the Cookeville TennCare population another option. Our team approach to behavioral health is what makes our services so different for the area. Psychiatrists, nurses, therapists and case managers meet daily to develop the best plan of care for the client and family,” says Peggy Hoffman, CAO of Mental Health Cooperative.

“Other agencies do not provide walk in or same day service and they really do not assign a person a whole team of professionals. They tend to only focus on the mental health of the person and not the person as a whole. We see the whole needs not just the mental health needs and strive to meet those needs,” Pamela Womack, CEO of Mental Health Cooperative.

Cookeville, MHC CookevilleThe new Cookeville clinic will serve Putnam, Cumberland, DeKalb, Jackson, Overton, Smith and White County.

In addition to psychotherapy and child & adult psychiatry, MHC’s system of care also includes community-based case management. Case managers work through financial stressors with adults, assisting parents with behavior management, assisting with transportation, etc.