Monarch to offer mental health services in Winston-Salem
Monarch officials recently announced an expansion of mental health services into the Winston-Salem area. The Albemarle-based organization began managing services formerly provided by People Helping People (PHP) of North Carolina, LLC on Aug. 6. Monarch will soon open an urgent Behavioral Healthcare Center on Cherry Street in Winston-Salem. This will be a walk-in clinic for individuals who desire a psychiatric assessment and/or see a psychiatrist the same day and for non-physician outpatient assessment and treatment.
Monarch provides services and support statewide to thousands of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Monarch currently offers employment services; day supports and supports for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living at home; and other community services in Winston-Salem. The organization will now provide mental health services to people who were previously served by PHP as well as other community members.
CenterPoint Human Services, the managed care organization that oversees the delivery of Medicaid and state-funded programs through a network of providers supported the Monarch expansion of services.
“We are grateful Monarch was approved to provide an expansion of services to the greater Winston-Salem and Forsyth County areas,” said Dr. Peggy Terhune, Monarch’s chief executive officer. “The opportunity to offer services in this community allows our organization to achieve the mission to expand quality services and provide more access to care to people who need it. I look forward with confidence as we continue our commitment to support people living with mental health, substance abuse, and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities."
Terhune said Monarch is working diligently so that people who received services from the previous provider will not experience a disruption of those services.
“We are excited about this new opportunity and don’t foresee an immediate change of current services or programs in an effort to make the transition as easy as possible,” Terhune explained. “We have and will make it a point to connect with individuals, families, guardians and staff to answer questions. We are optimistic about developing positive relationships, helping people reach their dreams and welcoming them to Monarch.”
For more information about Monarch or to schedule an appointment, please call (866) 272-7826 or visit www.MonarchNC.org.
Established in 1958, Monarch is a non-profit organization that provides support statewide to thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental illness and substance abuse challenges. The agency is nationally accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) and certified by The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services as a Critical Access Behavioral Health Agency (CABHA). Monarch operates The Arc of Stanly County, which is a chapter of The Arc of North Carolina and The Arc of the United States.