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4C Health is on the Road to celebrating 50 years of serving North Central Indiana

Last Updated on May 14, 2024 by 4C Health

C Health will kick off a year of celebrating “On the Road to 50” years of serving North Central Indiana on May 30, 2024.  The first meeting that initiated the idea of a community mental health center for Cass, Miami, Pulaski, and Fulton counties was on May 30th, 1974. Over a year of planning at that time, Four County Comprehensive Mental Health Center came into existence with the 1st formal meeting of the Board of Directors on June 24, 1975.

“We have decided to celebrate ‘On the Road to 50’ to show gratitude and appreciation for the small group of community members back in 1974 that saw a need to address mental health in our rural communities. This small group saw an idea through to reality that 50 years later has grown to have positive impacts across over a dozen North Central rural communities,” said 4C Health CEO, Dr Carrie Cadwell, PsyD HSPP

Key moments & Milestones

  • 4C Health incorporated as Four County Comprehensive Mental Health Center in 1975 providing outpatient mental health services
  • Started as a partner agency (eventually merging) with the Guidance Center with roughly 10 employees
  • Inpatient Adult Psychiatric Hospital added in 1980
  • By 1980, 4C Health had 100 employees providing 9,724 services annually
  • By 2005, 4C Health about 225 employees providing over 120,000 services annually to 5,200 consumers
  • Between 2010-2014, 4C Health served over 20,000 consumers of which over 13,000 came from Cass, Miami, Fulton, and Pulaski counties
  • Between 2015-2022, 4C Health served almost 24,000 consumers of which over 15,000 came from Cass, Miami, Fulton, and Pulaski counties
  • Today annually, 4C Health has over 400 employees providing over 320,000 services annually to over 9,000 consumers

Innovation and Growth

  • Starting in 2015, 4C Health began expanding its reach beyond the initial 4 counties and now serves 14 North Central Indiana counties
  • School-based services span all 14 counties and are embedded in over 42 school corporations and 182 school buildings
  • 24/7/365 Mobile Crisis team coverage was started in August 2020
  • Peer Recovery Services started in 2020
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit/Psychiatric Urgent Care opened in February 2021
  • The company rebranded to 4C Health in 2022
  • 4C Health made the transition to 4-day work week for employees in 2022
  • Assertive Community Treatment expanded to seven counties
  • Primary Care service for adults with Serious Mental Illness and adults with Substance Use Disorder in 2024
  • Expansion to youth inpatient psychiatric services and crisis stabilization/psychiatric urgent care expected Fall 2024

Services Offered

  • Emergency Walk-In Assessments
  • Mobile Crisis Teams
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit/Psychiatric Urgent Care
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Outpatient Mental Health Therapy services (office and telehealth)
  • Outpatient Addiction Recovery Services (office and telehealth
  • Addiction Prevention Services
  • Peer recovery services
  • Psychiatric Medication Services (office and telehealth)
  • Medication Assisted Treatment for Addiction Recovery
  • Primary Care Services
  • Criminal Justice embedded services (Jails, Community Corrections, Drug Courts)
  • School-Based Services
  • Home & Community-Based Services
  • Assertive Community Treatment
  • Clubhouse Rehabilitation Services
  • Supportive Employment Services
  • Residential Group Home Services
  • Supportive Housing Services
  • Community Training on Mental Health First Aid and Suicide Prevention

4C Health will kick off this celebration year on May 30, 2024. In gratitude for the 1st 50 years, with vision for the next 50 years! To learn more about our 50th anniversary click this link to watch a short video.

To learn more about 4C Health visit www.4CHealthIN.org

SOURCE: News release from 4C Health

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