During your initial contact with the Access Center, a clinician will assess your current situation and discuss possible treatment options. You may then be referred to a CMH service provider for an assessment or, if more appropriate, to another agency that can better meet your needs. If your situation is emergent, arrangements will be made for you to be seen immediately. You will need to bring proof of income and insurance information to your first appointment.


North Country Community Mental Health provides services for residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska and Otsego Counties experiencing a serious mental illness, severe emotional problems, or intellectual or developmental disability, including individuals with a co-occurring substance use disorder. In order to be eligible for services, persons must be enrolled in Medicaid or Healthy Michigan. Individuals that are uninsured but meet severity of illness and residency criteria may be assessed and referred
to another behavioral healthcare provider or, if requested, placed on a waiting list for services as State General Funds are available. Emergency services are available regardless of payment source.