CBHC Member Spotlight: Greater Nashua Mental Health Center

The Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community Council (GNMHC) has as its mission: empowering people to lead full and satisfying lives through effective treatment and support.  Founded in 1920, the agency provides comprehensive behavioral health services, including substance misuse treatment, to residents of southern Hillsborough County and serves about 5,000 unique consumers annually. The Greater Nashua Mental Health Center is the only state-designated Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) in the greater Nashua region, a densely populated area with an abundant need for services, a need that is increasing, especially with the opioid epidemic which has gripped our state as well as the nation.Our catchment area includes: Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Mason, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon and Nashua.

Utilizing state of the art, evidence-based practices, specializing in treatment for individuals with severe and persistent behavioral health challenges, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders, the agency delivers services to children, adolescents, adults and older adults; programs are available for every stage of the life cycle. Treatment can be accessed in office and community settings, including schools.Our offerings include, but are not limited to, individual and group therapy for individuals, couples and families; a new integrated primary and behavioral health care program; community support services; psychiatric evaluation and treatment; integrated dual-disorder treatment; supported employment; mental health and drug court diversion programs; statewide behavioral health services for deaf and hard of hearing individuals; 24-hour emergency services; homeless and veteran outreach services, and an array of other programs, providing wrap-around care for the well-being of the whole person.

GNMHC recognizes that culture and language can lead to considerable barriers in diverse populations’ access to behavioral health services. Because we are strongly committed to providing culturally and linguistically appropriate programs and services for our clients, to ensure access to quality care for all, we employ bilingual staff as well as medical interpreters to provide access to services to individuals with limited English proficiency.

GNMHC accepts most insurance plans as well as Medicaid and Medicare.For those without insurance coverage, the agency offers a sliding fee scale based upon family size and income. No one is turned away due to the inability to pay for services. The agency provides services without discrimination and welcomes all who need care.

For more information, visit gnmhc.org.