Behavioral Health / Counseling

Crisis Lines: Waynesville-West: 888-315-2880  |  Buncombe, Transylvania & Hendersonville: 888-573-1006  After-hours: 828-226-4818

We Believe Recovery Is Possible For All.

At Blue Ridge Health/Meridian, we pride ourselves in providing judgement-free behavioral health and counseling services to people in Western North Carolina with mental illness and/or substance use issues.

We offer a variety of programs to support recovery and recovery maintenance. At Blue Ridge Health/Meridian, we believe that everyone has value, and that recovery is possible for all. Call us today to find out more.

Recovery and behavioral health aren’t limited to office hours.

We know that mental health and substance use issues don’t start at 9 and end at 5. Our experienced staff are prepared to offer support 24/7. Take the first step toward recovery today. We’re ready when you are.

Services include:

PACE (Peers Assisting in Community Engagement): Peer support in the community to help increase connections and access to resources.

PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation): Attend a daily program to support recovery from mental health challenges, increase social connections, and enhance independence.

REC (Recovery Education Center): We are all students in our own recovery and you are the expert in your own wellness. Attend classes in person or online to increase your expertise and expand your Wellness Toolkit. More details can be found below.

SAIOP (Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program): Attend groups three times per week to jump-start your long-term substance use recovery.

Domestic Violence Intervention Program: An accountability program for men who have engaged in violence to increase community safety, victim safety, and prevent violence and abuse.

Integrated Services: Focusing on comprehensive health and wellness by providing outpatient behavioral health counseling in a primary care setting.

Assertive Community Treatment Team: Intensive community-based services provided by a multidisciplinary team for people with severe and persistent mental illness.

Supported Employment: Community-based support throughout the employment journey for people who have struggled to become employed or stay employed due to mental health or substance use challenges

Services for ADULTS also include: 

  • Social Services Assessments
  • Medication Management
  • 24/7 Crisis Support
  • Intensive Substance Abuse Programs
  • Community Treatment and Recovery Support Teams
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Programs

Services for CHILDREN include: 

  • Outpatient Counseling: Trauma-informed therapy services, including individual, group, and family interventions. Whole-person care recommendations are developed with the family through clinical assessment.
  • Intensive In-Home: Family-centered approach designed to stabilize the home environment, promote reunification, and prevent out-of-home placement. Counseling, skill-building, and crisis intervention services are provided in the home and in the community.
  • Outpatient Plus: Case management services are offered alongside outpatient therapy. Support is provided in the home and in the community for individuals who are transitioning between services, or who may benefit from coordinated efforts between multiple agencies.

Recovery Education Centers facilitate wellness and skill-building through a variety of classes that are designed to foster self-determination and empowerment. Students will learn skills to fill their Wellness Toolbox while being provided regular opportunities for socialization and peer support.

Services by county:

Adult Services: Call 828-631-3973
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues. Please call to schedule.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Buncombe School-Based Health Centers

M-F 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Students must register with Blue Ridge Health to receive services.

Buncombe Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Arden:
    303 Airport Road, Arden 28704 / 828-698-2979
  • Blue Ridge Health – Givens Gerber Park:
    60 Gerber Road, Asheville 28803 / 828-698-2979
Adult Services: Call 828-456-8604
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues. ACT team only – no walk-ins.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Cherokee Clinic Locations
  • Meridian Behavioral Health Services – Murphy:
    120 View Pointe Drive; Murphy, NC 28906 / 828-837-7466
Adult Services: Call 828-631-3973
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Adult Services: Call 828-631-3973
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues. Available 24/7.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Adult Services: Call 828-456-8604
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues. ACT Team only – no walk-ins. Please call to schedule.
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP): An accountability program for men who have engaged in violence to increase community safety, victim safety, and prevent violence and abuse. M-F 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Peers Assisting in Community Engagement (PACE): Peer support in the community to help increase connections and access to resources. M-F 8:30 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR): A daily program to support recovery from mental health challenges, increase social connections, and enhance independence. M-Th 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Recovery Education Center (REC): We are all students in our own recovery and you are the expert in your own wellness. Attend classes in person or online to increase your expertise and expand your wellness toolkit. M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Supported Employment: Community-based support throughout the employment journey for people who have struggled to become employed or stay employed due to mental health or substance use challenges. Available, but times vary. Please call to schedule.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Child Services: Call 828-456-8604
  • Outpatient Counseling (OPT): Trauma-informed, resiliency-focused therapy services, including individual, group, and family interventions. Whole-person care recommendations are developed with the family through a comprehensive clinical assessment. M – F 9:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Outpatient Plus (OPP): Case management services are provided alongside outpatient therapy. Support is provided in the home and in the community for individuals who are transitioning between services or who may benefit from coordinated efforts between agencies. M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Intensive In-Home (IIH): Team-based, family-centered approach designed to stabilize the home environment, promote reunification, and prevent out-of-home placement. Counseling, skill-building, and crisis intervention services are provided in the home and in the community. Available, but times vary. Please call to schedule.
Haywood Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Haywood:
    490 Hospital Drive Clyde 28721 / 828-246-6372
  • Blue Ridge Health Pharmacy #3 – Haywood:
    490 Hospital Drive, Clyde 28721 / 828-565-1492
  • Meridian Behavioral Health Services – Broadview Road:
    307 Broadview Road, Waynesville 28786 / 828-452-9258
  • Meridian Behavioral Health Services – East Street:
    1207 East Street, Waynesville 28786 / 828-456-2997
  • Meridian Behavioral Health Services – Walnut Street:
    131 Walnut Street, Waynesville 28786 / 828-456-8604
Henderson School-Based Health Centers

M-F 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Students must register with Blue Ridge Health to receive services.

  • Henderson County Innovative High School: 828-233-2280
  • Apple Valley Middle School – Medical and Behavioral Health Services: 828-233-2280
  • Bruce Drysdale Elementary School – Medical and Behavioral Health Services: 828-233-1670
  • Edneyville Elementary School- Medical and Behavioral Health Services: 828-388-7230
  • Henderson County Innovative High School: 828-233-2280
  • Hillandale Elementary School – Behavioral Health Services: 828-233-2280
  • North Henderson High School – Medical and Behavioral Health Services: 828-233-2270
  • Sugarloaf Elementary School – Medical and Behavioral Health Services: 828-233-1680
Henderson Clinic Locations
  • 2579 Chimney Rock Road, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28792 828-692-4289
  • 709 North Justice Street, Hendersonville, North Carolina 28791, USA 828-696-1234
Adult Services: Call 828-634-3973
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues.
  • Peers Assisting in Community Engagement (PACE): Peer support in the community to help increase connections and access to resources. M-F 8:30 a.m – 5 p.m.
  • Recovery Education Center (REC): We are all students in our own recovery and you are the expert in your own wellness. Attend classes in person or online to increase your expertise and expand your wellness toolkit. M-F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Supported Employment: Community-based support throughout the employment journey for people who have struggled to become employed or stay employed due to mental health or substance use challenges. M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Child Services: Call 828-631-3973
  • Outpatient Counseling (OPT): Trauma-informed, resiliency-focused therapy services, including individual, group, and family interventions. Whole-person care recommendations are developed with the family through a comprehensive clinical assessment. M – F 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Outpatient Plus (OPP): Case management services are provided alongside outpatient therapy. Support is provided in the home and in the community for individuals who are transitioning between services or who may benefit from coordinated efforts between agencies. M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Jackson School-Based Health Centers

M-F 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Students must register with Blue Ridge Health to receive services.

Jackson Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Jackson:
    293 Hospital Road, Sylva 28779 / 828-477-4334
  • Meridian Behavioral Health Services – Sylva:
    44 Bonnie Lane, Sylva 28779 / 828-631-3973
Adult Services: Call 828-349-0001
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues.
  • Peers Assisting in Community Engagement (PACE): Peer support in the community to help increase connections and access to resources. Limited services. Please call for more information.
  • Recovery Education Center (REC): We are all students in our own recovery and you are the expert in your own wellness. Attend classes in person or online to increase your expertise and expand your wellness toolkit. Temporarily suspended in Macon County, but transportation is available from Macon to Jackson 2 days per week for in-person services. Please call for more information.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Supported Employment: Community-based support throughout the employment journey for people who have struggled to become employed or stay employed due to mental health or substance use challenges. M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Child Services: Call 828-349-0001
  • Outpatient Counseling (OPT): Trauma-informed, resiliency-focused therapy services, including individual, group, and family interventions. Whole-person care recommendations are developed with the family through a comprehensive clinical assessment. M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Outpatient Plus (OPP): Case management services are provided alongside outpatient therapy. Support is provided in the home and in the community for individuals who are transitioning between services or who may benefit from coordinated efforts between agencies. M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Macon Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Highlands Cashiers:
    209 Hospital Drive, #204, Highlands 28741 / 828-482-6160
  • Meridian Behavioral Health Services – Franklin:
    674 Highlands Road, Franklin 28734 / 828-349-0001
Polk School-Based Health Centers

M-F 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Students must register with Blue Ridge Health to receive services.

  • Polk Central Elementary School: Behavioral Health Services 828-233-2280
  • Polk County High School: Behavioral Health Services 828-233-2280
  • Polk County Middle School: Medical and Behavioral Health Services 828-233-3712
Polk Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Polk:
    161 Walker Street; Columbus, NC 28722/ 828-894-2222
Rutherford Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Rutherford:
    187 West Main Street; Spindale, NC 28160/ 828-288-2881
Adult Services: Call 828-631-3973
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues.
  • Peers Assisting in Community Engagement (PACE): Peer support in the community to help increase connections and access to resources. Limited services. Please call for more information.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs. Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Supported Employment: Community-based support throughout the employment journey for people who have struggled to become employed or stay employed due to mental health or substance use challenges. M – F 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Swain School-Based Health Centers

M-F 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Students must register with Blue Ridge Health to receive services.

Buncombe Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Swain:
    264 Highway 19, Suite 4; Bryson City, NC 28713 / 828-341-1060
Adult Services: Call 828-883-2708
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT): Community-based group of medical, behavioral health, and rehabilitation professionals who use a team approach to meet the needs of an individual with severe and persistent mental health issues.
  • Specialized Assessments: Specialized assessments are part of customized care that is fit to a client’s specific needs.  Available, but times vary. Referrals accepted from DSS.
  • Supported Employment: Assistance with obtaining and maintaining employment.  Available, but times vary. Please call to schedule.
  • Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP): Individual and group counseling designed to help you begin recovery and learn skills for recovery maintenance. Available via telehealth MWF 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. & 5 – 8 p.m.
Child Services: Call 828-883-2708
  • Outpatient Therapy (OPT): Trauma-Informed and Resiliency-focused outpatient counseling. Available M-F 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Outpatient Plus (OPP): Case management and support designed to keep youth from going to a higher level of care; assistance in stepping down to basic outpatient therapy. Available, but times vary. Please call for more information.
Transylvania School-Based Health Centers

M-F 7:45 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. | For all Transylvania School-Based Health Centers, please call: 828-233-2280

Students must register with Blue Ridge Health to receive services.

  • Brevard Elementary School
  • Brevard High School
  • Brevard Middle School
  • Davidson River School
  • Pisgah Forest Elementary School
  • Rosman High School
  • T C Henderson Elementary School
Transylvania Clinic Locations
  • Blue Ridge Health – Transylvania:
    29 West French Broad Street, Brevard, NC 28712 / 828-883-5550
  • Meridian Behavioral Health Services – Brevard:
    69 North Broad Street Brevard 28712 / 828-883-5550

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