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Emergency Services & Access Department

NWI Emergency Mental Health Services

Dial 219-769-4005 for Regional's 24/7 emergency mental health services. Or, call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's confidential national helpline at 1-800-662-4357. 

Don’t hesitate. Contact us if you need help. One of our caring professionals will talk to you, give you options for services and even schedule your first appointment. If you are severely depressed, anxious or are in danger of harming yourself or someone else, please talk to one of our friendly mental health counselors now.


Emergency Mental Health Services Hours

·  Strawhun Center

    8555 Taft Street in Merrillville

    Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

·  Stark Center 

    3903 Indianapolis Blvd. in East Chicago.

    Open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


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Our services are private and confidential. Anyone can request services; a referral is not needed.

Serving Northwest Indiana, Regional Mental Health Center has facilities in Lake and Porter Counties, Merrillville, Hobart, Highland, Hammond and East Chicago. Residents from throughout Indiana are assisted with emergency mental health services, mental health treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

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  • East Chicago
  • Hammond
  • Highland
  • Hobart
  • Merrillville

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