Mental Health and Wellness
If you are experiencing a physical or mental emergency, call 911 immediately. You may also reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline 24/7 by dialing or texting 988.
How can we help you today?
I want to talk to someone about my depression or other mental health issues.
Our Patient Health Questionnaire assists in screening, diagnosing, and measuring your severity of depression. When you submit the questionnaire, we will evaluate your responses and contact you for an appointment if depression is indicated.
We at Med Center Health recognize the importance of mental health and wellness as part of a healthy life. We know the challenges you face every day. Our mission is to help you get the care you need as quickly as possible.
Medical Center Psychiatry
Board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners at Med Center Health Psychiatry specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health problems in adults. We help patients understand the basis of troubling problems or feelings and find solutions.
Our treatment programs are designed to help patients change behaviors or thought patterns, explore the effect of past relationships and experiences on present behaviors, treat troubled relationships, or solve other problems.
The specialists at Medical Center Psychiatry can determine if there is a need for medication to help restore imbalances in body chemistry. These chemical imbalances often play a major role in mental health problems.
Unique treatment options
Hope for patients with treatment-resistant depression
Medical Center Psychiatry offers two treatment options for patients with treatment-resistant depression: Spravato®, a once- or twice-a-week nasal spray; and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a noninvasive, non-drug treatment with proven results. Medical Center Psychiatry is the only certified Spravato treatment center and certified TMS treatment center in Southcentral Kentucky.
Spravato is a nasal spray used in combination with an oral antidepressant to treat adults with treatment-resistant depression. It is also used to treat symptoms of depression in adults with MDD who have suicidal thoughts or actions. Spravato is only available at certified treatment centers, such as Medical Center Psychiatry in Bowling Green. Because this treatment can cause a temporary sleepiness, dizziness or a feeling of being briefly disconnected from yourself, it is administered in the safe environment of a doctor’s office. Patients are monitored for around two hours after receiving Spravato. In clinical studies, Spravato showed a greater reduction of depressive symptoms at four weeks than among those patients who received a placebo. Medical Center Psychiatry is the only certified Spravato treatment center in Southcentral Kentucky.
Neurostar Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Because depression starts in the brain, Neurostar TMS uses magnetic pulses, similar to an MRI, to target specific areas of the brain that regulate mood. The magnetic pulses “reignite” connections in the brain that are inactive and causing symptoms of depression. TMS is a safe, noninvasive outpatient procedure that takes just a few minutes for the treatment itself. TMS is not the same as electroconvulsive (shock) therapy. Unlike shock therapy, patients are awake during the procedure and there are few if any long-term side effects. More than 80% of people who have undergone TMS treatment have reported improvement in their symptoms, and around 60% have recovered from depression entirely. Medical Center Psychiatry is the only certified TMS treatment center in Southcentral Kentucky.
Behavioral Health Services
The goal of The Medical Center Behavioral Health Services is to help you return to an active, healthy and productive life. Our psychiatrists and other mental health specialists treat each individual with compassion and respect in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Free assessments are available for individuals seeking outpatient mental health services by calling (270) 796-2550. A program representative will arrange for the assessment, where we will ask for additional information about the problem and/or stressors to ensure the most appropriate level of care.
As we grow older, we all experience unique changes. These changes may include the loss of a spouse, family members, or friends. We may experience physical decline, loss of mobility, or independence. These changes can often become overwhelming, leading to more serious emotional health issues. Too many times emotional health of seniors is overlooked and its impact on physical healing and independence. Med Center Health recognizes the unique needs of senior adults and the importance of their overall well being.
Senior Perspectives is an outpatient counseling program for older adults who qualify for Medicare Part B or have a Medicare Advantage Plan. Through a combination of group, individual, and family therapy, nursing education and medication management, participants gain insight into their struggles and learn effective ways of coping.
The outpatient option allows seniors to receive an intensive level of treatment without the high cost or inconvenience of hospitalization. Transportation (handicap accessible) is coordinated by Senior Perspective’s staff.
For those who may benefit from our services, a complimentary confidential assessment can be scheduled. This free consultation will be conducted by a qualified mental health professional at your convenience and in your living environment.
Learn more about Senior Perspectives
Help is available for seniors facing serious emotional issues. Call Senior Perspectives for more information.
Scottsville – 270-622-2890
Franklin – 270-598-4920
Horse Cave/Caverna – 270-786-3031