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Behavioral Health

Bay Mills Health Center: (906) 248-5527

Hiawatha Behavioral Crisis Line: (906) 632-2805

National Suicide Lifeline: (800) 273-8255

Strong Hearts Native Help Line: (844) 762-8483

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Behavioral Health Hours:

Monday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Friday: 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

 Phone Number:

(906) 248-5527

After Hours Medical:

(906) 203-4074

Behavioral Health at Bay Mills Health Center

At Bay Mills Health Center, our holistic approach to behavioral health and health care means attending to the entire person. This includes providing our patients with the care and tools they need to support their mental and emotional well-being.

The Bay Mills Department of Health and Human Services team of compassionate and experienced therapists and service coordinators provides comprehensive behavioral health services to all ages to support emotionally and spiritually healthy lives.

From counseling and support services to crisis response and intensive therapy, the behavioral health center at Bay Mills Health Center is the region’s most trusted provider of behavioral health services.

Understanding Behavioral and Mental Health

The Bay Mills Health Center Department of Health and Human Services focuses on care for mental health conditions and substance abuse disorders, as well as providing support for life crises and stressors.


Our providers focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health concerns. This approach focuses on caring for the entire person and giving them the tools and skills they need to support overall wellness.

Access to quality behavioral health services can significantly improve your overall well-being and help you live a happier and healthier life. Through counseling, therapy, support, and other services, our patients develop new strategies for handling life’s challenges.


With our team, you'll find relief for common mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, trauma, and more.

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Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services

The Bay Mills Health Center behavioral health team is honored to have some of the most qualified professionals in the region. 


Our team includes mental health therapists Bill Malette, Rachel Hileman, and Kevin Nelson. The team also includes experienced Behavioral Health Services Coordinator Renee Johnson and Intensive Outpatient Therapist Jennifer Cifelli. Together, our team ensures access to a comprehensive range of services, including:

  • Individual and group therapy

  • Intensive outpatient therapy

  • Psychiatric services 

  • Family, marriage, and child counseling

  • Crisis services

  • Yoga, massage, and acupuncture

  • Play therapy

  • Educational resources on child development, parenting, coping skills, grief, and stress

  • Guidance for stress and handling change

  • Support services for survivors of domestic or sexual assault and their families 

Addressing Substance Abuse and Addition

The Bay Mills Health Center behavioral services center helps people living with addiction and substance abuse disorders regain control of their lives. The outpatient program serves adults and adolescents, with a focus on intervening in addiction and abuse issues within the context of their individual needs and circumstances.


The goal is to help patients feel more in control of their lives by addressing the underlying causes of their substance issues and giving them healthier coping mechanisms and strategies.


Substance abuse services at the Bay Mills Department of Health and Human Services include the following:

  • Prevention and outreach services

  • Aftercare services

  • Individual counseling 

  • Resources for additional support and healing, including assistance with family issues and Alcoholics Anonymous

  • Referrals to appropriate social services and community programs 

  • Healing to Wellness or Drug Court

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Connecting Individuals With Social Services

Practical support for an individual’s behavioral health needs may require access to additional social services. The Bay Mills Department of Health and Human Services behavioral health program connects patients with available resources, including after-hours crisis support, housing assistance, employment assistance, and state and federal assistance programs.


Accessing these programs can help alleviate stressors and contributing factors in substance abuse and mental health concerns, allowing individuals to focus on their well-being and make strides toward a healthier and more productive life. 

Coordinated care is a critical element for success, which is why our behavioral health services team partners with local, state, and federal social services providers to help our patients access vital resources.

Bay Mills Health Center's Department of Health and Human Services

Bay Mills Health Center in Brimley, MI, allows residents to receive all the necessary healthcare services under one roof, including behavioral health services.


Our team cares about you as a person and wants to help you live a happy life and avoid the symptoms and social impacts that can arise from untreated mental health concerns or substance abuse. 


Schedule an appointment for behavioral health services by calling (906) 248-5527. Patients facing a crisis can access walk-in services during regular behavioral health services center hours.

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