Regional Mental Health Center
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Regional Mental Health Center Hearing Impaired Services Programs

New patient appointment
24 Hour Crisis

Regional Mental Health Center maintains special services for deaf and hard of hearing clients who may be in need of outpatient mental health or gambling services. This service is provided by Lisa Ogut, a master’s trained clinician based at the Highland outpatient office. Using American Sign Language (ASL) with deaf clients, she provides

  • Outpatient services
  • Outpatient gambling services
  • Interpretation services for the psychiatrist if needed

Individual and family therapy is available for all ages in need of this service. Lisa has a videophone (219-961-3041) and is at this number Tuesday through Friday.

Regional also holds the contract for the northern part of Indiana for services to the deaf and hard of hearing with mental health or substance abuse problems. During FY '14 Regional served more than 100 clients with hearing disabilities via a signing psychotherapist, a signing case manager and other clinicians making accomodations for hearing impaired clients.

With more than a dozen locations, Regional Mental Health Center serves Lake and Porter counties as well as residents from throughout Indiana and Illinois with emergency mental health services, mental illness treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.


Strawhun Center

8555 Taft Street
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.769.2508

Stark Center

3903 Indianapolis Blvd.
East Chicago, IN 46312
Fax: 219.392.6998

Outpatient Services

4016 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN 46327
Fax: 219.937.9086

2600 Highway Ave.
Highland, IN 46322
Fax: 219.972.9104

1441 East 84th Place
Merrillville, IN 46410
Fax: 219.794.2010

7783 E. Ridge Road
Hobart, IN 46342
Fax: 219.945.3673

Geminus provides our administrative services. Reach them at 219.757.1800

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