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What is the Mental Health Association in Indian River County (MHA)?


The MHA is a (501c3) nonprofit corporation that provides a full range of mental health services, including screening, ongoing therapy, case management, psychological testing, and psychiatric services at our Walk-In & Counseling Center in Vero Beach.  We also operate a peer-run Drop-In Center in Vero, and one each in Stuart and Okeechobee.  

Where is the Walk-In & Counseling Center and when is the Walk-In Center open?


The Walk-In & Counseling Center is located at 820 37th Place, Vero Beach, FL. We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

How can the Walk-In & Counseling Center Help?


If you or someone you love needs help, we provide immediate access to mental health professionals for screening, assessment and consultation regarding emotional and behavioral concerns.

What services can the Walk-In & Counseling Center provide to those who walk in?

At the Walk-In Center, we provide the following services on a walk-in basis (at no cost for Indian River County residents and for a nominal fee for those out of county):


An immediate screening with a mental health professional to determine treatment needs, and to create a care plan for any needed follow-up.  Your screener can give insight and information into issues/treatment options and offer suggestions to ease symptoms and improve functioning.

Crisis Intervention services for safety planning and prevention of harm to self or others. 

Consultation with loved ones or family members concerned about the mental health needs of someone else. 

A Resource Consultation to gather financial information to determine payment options.  A sliding fee scale (beginning at $0) is available for those who qualify.  We accept many insurances. 

Referral information about other programs and services.

What happens after my initial screening?

Your screener will review the care plan/recommendations determined to best meet your needs, and treatment options most accessible to you. A member of our support staff may meet with you for a Resource Consultation regarding your care options and insurance coverage you may have. We will ask for your feedback on a short, anonymous survey about your initial visit.  Clinical staff will follow up with you by phone, with your permission. 

If I wish to return for services after a screening visit, what services are offered on an on-going basis?

  • Diagnostic Assessment with a therapist

  • Individual Therapy

  • Treatment Planning with goals and objectives of treatment established

  • Case Management

  • Psychiatrist Evaluation/Medication Management if applicable

Does the Walk-In & Counseling Center serve children?

Yes, we serve children and adults.

Do you need an appointment for the initial visit to the Walk-In & Counseling Center?

No appointment is necessary, but you may make an appointment by calling 772-569-9788, if you wish. 

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820 37th Place

Vero Beach, FL 32960


Monday - Friday

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Extended hours available by appointment.

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