Incorporated in 1971, Iroquois Mental Health Center (IMHC) is a 501c3 non-profit community mental health center located in Iroquois County, Illinois.
IMHC provides a complete array of mental health services to clients of Iroquois County and nearby Vermilion, Kankakee, and Will Counties.
All service programs are offered at IMHC's main facility at 323 West Mulberry Street in Watseka, Illinois. Additional satellite clinics are located in Hoopeston, Onarga, Clifton, Cissna Park, Sheldon, Loda, and Monee. Program services available at the satellite clinics include outpatient therapy for adults, adolescents, and children and substance abuse outpatient therapy for adults and teens.
IMHC receives referrals from primary care physicians throughout its service area. The physicians and IMHC collaborate to provide treatment to their respective clients with the client’s best interest and best treatment practices in mind. The satellite clinics are typically located in medical offices which promote the collaboration of physical and mental health providers.
IMHC collaborates with Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Iroquois County Public Health Department, Department of Children and Family Services, Iroquois County Court System, A Woman’s Fund, Inc., Harbor House, Kankakee County Center against Sexual Assault, Iroquois Sexual Assault Services, First Methodist Church Food Pantry, and Head Start. Additionally, IMHC is in close contact with local school districts including Iroquois Unit # 9, Iroquois West Unit # 10, Donovan Unit # 3, and Milford consolidated District # 280. IMHC provides office space free of charge to the Kankakee County Center against Sexual Assault (KC-CASA).
Guidance counselors within each of the six (6) community unit school districts have consulted with parents and referred students to IMHC for issues that need to be addressed by a professional counselor. IMHC presents programs to students and teachers on such issues as bullying, cutting, and substance abuse. A recent invitation was received by the Substance Abuse Director to present information to junior high students to coincide with Red Ribbon Week, a national week of promoting drug, alcohol, tobacco, and violence prevention.