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We Listen. We Care.

Providing Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare to Our Community.

Need to Talk?

Our Highly Trained Mental Health Professionals Are Here For You By Phone or Text, Day or Night.

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Get Help Without the Wait.

Our Walk-In Clinic Provides Timely Access to Mental Healthcare Professionals.

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Eating Disorders Are Not a Choice.

As the First Eating Disorder Treatment Team in the Area, We Use Every Available Tool to Help You Find Healing.

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Life-Changing Treatment.

Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism Offers Gold-Standard Diagnostic, Treatment and Education Services.

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Recover From Substance Abuse.

New Directions Provides Substance Use Services, Treatment, and Support Networks for Our Community.

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As the area’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider, our qualified staff provides effective, caring and confidential services for adults, families and children, including:

  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • Psychiatric services/medication management
  • Residential care
  • Acute inpatient care
  • 24-hour crisis services
  • In-home support

Our goal is to assist people of all ages who are dealing with mental illness, addiction, trauma and/or abuse to develop the skills essential for living a life with dignity and purpose. Ozark Center provides a comprehensive system of mental healthcare programs from outpatient to hospitalization.

You can support Ozark Center’s mission to improve the health of our community by making a donation to support programs like Turnaround Ranch and Bill & Virginia Leffen Center for Autism.

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Services at Ozark Center

Autism Services
Autism Services
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Crisis Services
Crisis Services
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Support Groups
Support Groups
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Substance Use
Substance Use
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Services for Adults
Services for Adults
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Services for Children
Services for Children
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Family Services
Family Services
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Meet our team

Ozark Center Providers

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Licensed Professional Counselor

LaDawn Turner , LPC

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Meet the Team at Ozark Center - A Part of Freeman Health System


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