Behavioral Health provides mental health services in partnership with the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health and the Chickasaw Nation Department of Family Services.
Outpatient counseling offers relief from common behavioral health problems, such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, relationship conflict and child conduct disorders for individuals, couples and families.
Each appointment typically lasts 45-60 minutes, and are scheduled weekly or biweekly.
To learn more about eligibility criteria for services, or to schedule an appointment, please contact outpatient services at (580) 436-1222.
Medical Family Therapy
Medical family therapists are part of a treatment team in the health care setting. The treatment team practices a unique approach to health care called integrated care. The goal for providing integrated care is to treat the overall health and well-being of the patient and his or her family. To provide this type of care, a medical provider, nursing staff, case managers, psychiatrists, pharmacists and medical family therapists work together to assist the patient in reaching his or her physical and mental health goals.
The psychiatric services team includes four full-time psychiatrists, a full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner and three psychiatric care coordinators.
Telemedicine may be uses to improve access to care.
The psychiatric services team provides a psychiatric evaluation for the diagnosis and pharmacological treatment of many mental illnesses, including depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, mood disorders associated with substance abuse and dependency, insomnia, ADD/ADHD, disruptive behavior disorder, autistic disorders and other psychiatric conditions.
The psychiatric services team works closely with medical family therapists to provide access to behavioral health for patients coming in at every clinical entry point.
To make an appointment with a psychiatrist, please contact behavioral health at (580) 421-4591 in Ada, (580) 222-2884 in Ardmore, (580) 387-2719 in Tishomingo and (405) 527-4700 in Purcell.
Services are available to all ages
Must be a Chickasaw citizen or Native American
Patient of the Chickasaw Nation Department of Health
Behavioral health providers believe mental health concerns and stress can affect the whole family. They have open services available that can include the entire family unit.
Behavioral health will accept referrals from physicians, nursing staff and other facility staff. Patients, family members and other agency referrals are also accepted.
Referrals provided for residential and/or substance abuse treatment.
Crisis intervention is provided as needed, including after-hours, nights, weekends and holidays at the Chickasaw Nation Medical Center.
Non-emergent patients may schedule an appointment. Emergent patients may be seen the same day of referral.
The Chickasaw Nation Department of Health offers a variety of programs and services at several convenient locations throughout our 13-county jurisdiction. The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center (CNMC) is located in Ada, Oklahoma, and outlying clinics are located in Ardmore, Durant, Purcell and Tishomingo.