Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I receive mental health services on weekends?
For mental health care needs of a more urgent nature, patients can use our Northwest Clinic on Saturdays from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. If a patient has suicidal or homicidal feelings, they should go directly to an emergency department.
Are mental health providers available at branch clinics?
Currently, our mental health professionals provide outreach services at OMC’s branch locations in Byron and Pine Island. We are working on expanding outreach services, either in-person or via telehealth, to other OMC branch clinics.
Do I need a referral to get an appointment with a psychiatrist or psychologist?
No, any patient can make an appointment directly. It is often helpful to talk with a nurse to answer a brief set of questions to match you with the most appropriate provider.
What if I’ve been seen for mental healthcare at another location or OMC doesn’t have a provider appropriate for my needs?
We coordinate mental health care with other collaborating facilities in the area. If a patient requires intense in-patient therapy or treatment not available at OMC, patients are referred to another provider.
How do I know if I should see a psychologist or a psychiatrist?
Our intake process helps determine the best provider for your unique needs. It is possible that you may see either a psychologist or psychiatrist—or both—as part of your overall treatment.