Happy Bebe Moore Campbell Minority Mental Health Awareness Month! All kids deserve kind, safe, welcoming places to grow.

A new program for quick access to care

Designed to decrease wait times for child therapy sessions, Washburn Center for Children recently launched the Quick Access program in partnership with Medica.

The Quick Access program supports children experiencing mild mental health challenges or situational life stressors. It provides a brief mental health assessment and access to clinical care for kids ages 5-17 who can benefit from short-term therapy intervention (up to six sessions).

When a child experiences a mild mental health issue, we want to provide quick, short-term mental health care before their challenges become larger, explains Dr. Rachael Krahn, Washburn Center’s Associate Clinical Director of Outpatient Services. With this partnership and program we will be able to better meet a community need.

The program aims to reduce the amount of wait time it takes for children and families to receive help with mild mental health challenges or situational life stressors. Currently Quick Access services are only available to families who are enrolled with Medica Insurance.

Learn more about Quick Access or if you are interested in services contact Mardi Shanahan at 612.400.6859.