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Community Howard Behavioral Health Services announces free support and resource phone line

For release on May 08, 2020

Kokomo, IN—Community Howard Regional Health’s Behavioral Health Services is pleased to announce it has established a free, non-crisis support and resource phone line, Community CARE Line, to help meet a variety of needs for individuals and families during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic is a unique and stressful time. Some of these stresses include: unemployment, increased isolation, home schooling, life/work balance disruption, reduced physical activity, prolonged uncertainty and much more.

“Because these added stresses can interfere with work, families, and other relationships, the CARE Line offers individuals a non-judgmental and confidential listening ear,” said Matt Oliver, Executive Director of Operations for Community Howard’s Behavioral Health Services. “Through the CARE line our team will help identify local resources, such as financial support, food assistance, child care and treatment options that will help callers get through this difficult time. We know that a key part of meeting mental health needs is helping individuals identify and address everyday issues that are adding stress or trauma to their lives.”

Those in need of support can access the CARE Line from 8am-5pm on Monday through Friday by calling the Community Howard behavioral health clinic in their community and choosing option 3 in the automated phone system. Community Howard has behavioral health clinics in Kokomo, Tipton and Frankfort.

In responding to the pandemic, Community’s behavioral health team is now offering a full array of virtual behavioral health care services, including individual, group and family counseling as well as medication services.

To reach the Kokomo clinic call 765.776.8555. To reach the Tipton clinic call 765.408.0570. To reach the Frankfort clinic call 765.659.4771.

About Community Howard Regional Health
Community Howard Regional Health, part of Community Health Network, offers high-quality, patient-centered services close to home. A compassionate and comfortable environment of care is provided at two hospital campuses—a full-service hospital (main campus) and rehabilitation hospital. The main campus offers primary and specialty inpatient and outpatient services, which include a full-service heart program, behavioral health, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, emergency, sleep disorders, surgery, wound care, obstetrics and gynecology. Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered at Community Howard Specialty Hospital, located 15 minutes from the main campus. To learn more about Community Howard Regional Health, visit eCommunity.com/howard.

George Mast, Manager Communications & Public Relations, Community Howard
George Mast
Manager Communications & Public Relations, Community Howard Regional Health