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Lakes Region Mental Health Center is here to help you. Continue scrolling down to see what the first day of your journey to recovery from a mental health disorder will look like. 


When you arrive at our office, report to the front desk where a Client Service Representative (CSR) will have you review and sign admissions paperwork. They will also check your insurance status if available.  From there, a clinician will conduct an intake appointment. At that time, they will go over your rights as a client and orient you to our agency. 

What is intake?

The purpose of this appointment is meant to match patients’ needs to the appropriate services/service providers in the agency. These appointments generally take an hour and a half. They’ll be asking you a lot of questions and typing your answers into the computer as you’re talking. The more you can share the more helpful it will be but if there are any topics you’d rather not discuss, please just say so. This assessment is meant to gather information, identify what services you may be eligible to receive and then refer you to those programs or services. To learn more about what types of questions you will be asked, continue scrolling down. 

What will I be asked?

During this appointment, we’ll gather information about what brings you here today and what services we can provide to help. You will be asked questions about strengths, symptoms, and general personal history. We’ll review this information for whether or not you meet criteria for eligible services. Will may also ask you to sign releases to providers or anyone you want your information shared with. You can view “read only” copies of those documents by clicking on the buttons below.


Additional Information we will provide you with includes…

Client Rights & Limits of Confidentiality

Anything you share is confidential, it will be shared with other service providers in our agency and the limits of confidentiality do not apply if anything you share may indicate you are a danger or threat to yourself or someone else. This especially applies to children or any disabled person or older adults, because our clinicians are mandated reporters in the state of New Hampshire.

What is a community mental health center?

The state of New Hampshire is broken into geographic mental health regions. Lakes Region Mental Health Center provides services in Belknap County and lower Grafton County. As an agency we provide outpatients services to adults and children as well as emergency services in the emergency room of Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH), Speare Memorial Hospital, and Franklin Regional Hospital. We have two primary adult programs, The Community Support Program based at Beacon Street and in Plymouth, which provides wrap around community based services, and Lakes Region Counseling Associates based at the Medical Office Building (MOB) at LRGH which provides acute short term office based therapy services.

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