Region IV – IV Therapy Clinic
About Region IV Therapy Clinic: Region IV has served Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomnigo Counties since 1973. Region IV expanded the service locations to DeSoto County in 2010. Region IV is one of 15 mental health regions in the state of Mississippi. Each mental health region is governed by a Board of Commissioners, appointed by the Board of Supervisors of each county.
The Board of Commissioners for Region IV Therapy Clinic are:
Mr. Troy Holliday – Tippah County
Mrs. Sherry Dalton – Alcorn County
Mrs. Pat Sylvester- DeSoto County
Mrs. Judy Ramey – Prentiss County
Mr. Greg Collier- Tishomingo County
Mr. Holliday is a charter member of the Commission and has served on the board since 1973. Region IV currently employees over 500 individuals throughout the region. Region IV Therapy Clinic currently services over 6,700 clients annually.
Region IV Mental Health Services provides out-patient services to individuals in need of mental health, mental retardation, and/or alcohol and drug abuse services. Region IV has an out-patient facility in Alcorn, DeSoto, Prentiss Tippah and Tishomingo Counties. At each facility the following services are offered:
-Case Management Services
-Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (Clubhouse)
-School Based Services
-Acute Partial Hospitalization Service
-Adolescent Offenders Program
In addition to out-patient services, Region IV also operates a residential treatment facility for alcohol and drug clients, three residential crisis centers, medical clinic and pharmacy. Our A&D facility, Region IV Chemical Dependency Complex, is located in Alcorn County. The CDC can house up to 24 males and 12 females. The CDC offers both primary alcohol and drug treatment and secondary alcohol and drug treatment. Out-patient services and aftercare services are also provided at the Chemical Dependency Complex. Region IV offers In-Patient Crisis Stabilization Units which are located in Batesville, Corinth and Tupelo, MS. In July 2010, Department of Mental Health began the process to transfer the Crisis Intervention Centers (CICs) to community mental health centers across the state. By redesigning the CICs, DMH was able to prevent closure and provide voluntary access for individuals who are in the need of immediate services. Region IV agreed to take control of three of the CICs in North Mississippi.
Region IV has constructed HUD subsidized housing in Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah and Tishomingo Counties for individuals suffering from serious mental illness but capable of living independently. Each apartment complex has 18 one-bedroom apartments and a Resident Manager Apartment with the exception of Prentiss County which consists of 21 resident apartments and one resident manager apartment. Because adequate housing is a critical need for many of the consumers we serve, these apartment complexes have been very beneficial to the individuals we serve. Region IV currently employee’s two full-time psychiatrists and three psychiatric nurse practitioners that serve the four county region. The psychiatrists and nurse practitioners provide medication evaluation and monitoring services to approximately 6,000 clients in this region. There are full-time Master Level Therapists in each office as well as Case Managers and a full-time Nurse. Region IV also provides services to each school district located within our region. Region IV provides full-time Therapists, Case Managers, and Nurses in each school district that serve emotionally disturbed children.
During the past seven years, Region IV has expanded the services provided to adults with serious mental illness and seriously disturbed children/youth. Our staff has grown from approximately 40 region-wide to over 500 at this time. Region IV opened an in-region pharmacy and medical clinic to offer a wide array of assistance for our consumers. The Commissioners, Executive Director and staff are continuously looking for ways to improve and expand services. Region IV receives local, state and federal funding. Region IV receives funding from each of the five counties served. Some of the programs provided by the region are funded through grants from the State Department of Mental Health. However, over the past several years grants have been substantially decreased because of state budget issues.
Region IV also accepts private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and private Insurance for covered services. We also have a sliding fee scale for those individuals who do not have insurance coverage that is based on income, dependents and ability to pay.