Outpatient Psychiatry & Therapeutic Services
HBHS provides outpatient therapeutic services to children and youth in Hinds County ages 4-18 with emotional and behavioral problems. A variety of services are available, provided by nurses, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, therapists, and case managers.
- Screenings to determine the need for mental health-related treatment and/or linkage to appropriate services
- Family Therapy and Counseling
- Group Therapy and Counseling
- Psychiatric Evaluation
- Medication Evaluation (medications are not prescribed to children under age 5)
- Crisis Intervention
- Community Support Services
- Parenting Classes
- Routine Drug Screening
- Day Treatment, After-School Program (age 7-12)
- School-Based Services (grade K-12)
- Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Use (age 12-18)
- NFusion Metro, Teen Program (age 14-21)
- Juvenile Justice, Detention Center Service
During your first intake visit to HBHS you will be asked to provide:
- An Insurance Card
- Parent’s Picture ID
- Social Security Card
- Child’s Birth Certificate
- Any Current Medications
During your first doctor’s appointment at HBHS you will be asked to provide:
- Any medical or recent hospital discharge paperwork as needed
Millennium Health Lab will provide an on-site screening during every HBHS appointment to help with medication management.
Children and youth who have emotional or behavioral issues can receive HBHS therapeutic services in their home, school, community, at our main office, or within a juvenile detention center. Our therapy and programs provide children with the tools to understand their emotions and control their behaviors. We work closely with families/guardians; medical staff, school staff, and other agencies to implement the best treatment plan and ensure that the child’s needs are met. Our case managers will help link your child to needed services and advocate on their behalf.
Some of the behavioral and mental health issues we treat include:
- Behavioral problems and hyperactivity
- Mood disturbances, anger, anxiety, and depression
- Family problems
- Life transitions
- Drug and alcohol use
- Severe mental illness
HBHS case managers and therapists visit local public and private schools to provide counseling and therapy when behavioral issues occur during school hours and to help provide consistent convenient therapeutic services to children and their family.
After-School Day Treatment
We offer an after-school day treatment program for children age 7-12 that are experiencing severe emotional and behavioral problems. The program provides continued structure for children by building self-esteem and social skills, teaching anger management and behavior modification techniques, as well as providing tools to strengthen problem-solving and creative expression. The program takes place in a classroom setting at our main office. Children participate in group discussions, educational activities, art and crafts, and field trips.
Hinds Behavioral Health Services provides transportation from school to our center and from our center to your child’s home. Children are picked up at their school at 2 PM and transported home at 5 PM. During the summer we offer a similar program from 9 AM to 2 PM. Snacks are provided during our after-school day treatment and breakfast and lunch are provided during our summer program.
Mobile Crisis Response
Mobile Crisis is available 24/7, nights, holidays, and weekends.