Mon-Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm Sat-Sun: Closed
Location

JBS Western Mental Health Clinic

1701 Avenue D,Ensley

Birmingham AL 35218

(205)788-7770

(205)788-7552[fax]

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About US

Our primary mission is to provide effective, cost-efficient, and quality psychiatric counseling services to individuals who are both seriously mentally ill and economically impoverished.

JBS Western Mental Health Clinic, Inc., is a private non-profit organization. Our clients are primarily residents of western Jefferson County, Alabama (the M5-D catchment area). We hope you will come see us for your mental health needs. JBS., is focused on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction.

If you would like to apply for services, you can come into our office and fill out an application. Our application window is open Monday through Thursday between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Please bring proof of identity, income, and residency. If you have received treatment somewhere else in the past, please bring the name and contact information for that facility also. Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us.

Services

Outpatient Groups

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The Bridge - Apt. 417

A basic living skills group series, designed for our clients to "fill the gaps for a better you." Life coaching sessions are separated into age groups so topics are age-appropriate. Teens can focus on transitioning from family living to independent living, dating skills, positive police interactions, and navigating social media. Adult sessions focus on living as independently as possible on limited income, medication management, and accessing community services.




Other Outpatient Services


Clinics

The Outpatient Clinics are designed to provide a wide array of clinical services to children / adolescents who exhibit severe emotional disturbance and adults who exhibit serious mental illness. Treatment efforts are designed to prevent hospitalization and to maximize the probability of staying in the community. Clients are assured access to counselors / therapists and nurses, evaluation and monitoring by a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner, emergency services as needed, and referral to / coordination with numerous community services.

CHILDREN / ADOLESCENTS CLINIC: To be eligible, the young person must be 17 years of age or younger, must have a DSM-5 diagnosis, must exhibit functional impairments and / or be at risk of of out-of-home placement, or already be separated from his / her family.

ADULTS CLINIC: To be eligible, the individual must be at least 18 years of age, must have a serious mental illness as defined by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and be at risk of needing inpatient care without outpatient intervention.


Children / Adolescents Clinic

To be eligible, the young person must be 17 years of age or younger, must have a DSM-5 diagnosis, must exhibit functional impairments and / or be at risk of of out-of-home placement, or already be separated from his / her family.

Adults Clinic

To be eligible, the individual must be at least 18 years of age, must have a serious mental illness as defined by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and be at risk of needing inpatient care without outpatient intervention.


Adult Intensive Day Treatment

(Connections)

Provides intermediate level services designed to link acute treatment and less intensive services, with the goals of enhancing community living skills and integration, increasing level of functioning, and boosting socialization skills.

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Pharmacy Services

(PAP & CSP)


Patient Assistance Program

WMHC staff assist clients who do not have insurance apply for medications provided by various pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Center Subsidy Program

On a very limited basis and under special circumstances, WMHC subsidizes medications for clients who are unable to obtain them by any other means.

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Emergency Services

(24 / 7)


WMHC staff provide emergency crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. By telephone only after office hours and weekends.

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Consultation & Education

(Integrated)


Individual and program focused efforts available to assist other service providers (particularly doctors and physicians) and agencies in the provision of services to our clients, families, and communities. Endeavors to educate and increase public awareness of mental health issues.

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