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New office in Kenmare . . . Heather Nelson, business manager for
the Rural Mental Health Consortium, and Vickie Weathers, RN, MSN
and CNS/C certified in child, adolescent and adult therapies, want residents
in the area to know the Consortium's office and resources have moved
from Minot to 317 1st Avenue NW, Kenmare, in the Wellness & Fitness Center.
Nelson holds office hours there from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday
through Friday, and can be reached by calling 701-385-4344.
By Caroline Downs
Kenmare-area residents may be surprised to learn mental health services are available locally through the non-profit Rural Mental Health Consortium (RMHC).
“The Consortium has been here a number of years,” said Vickie Weathers, Mohall, clinical nurse specialist with the RMHC. “It’s a well-known secret.”
Even more surprising may be the news the RMHC located its business office to 317 1st Avenue NW in Kenmare, in the Wellness & Fitness Center immediately west of the downtown square, during the summer.
“We had office space at the former St. Joseph’s facility in Minot,” said Heather Nelson, Kenmare, RMHC business manager. “Now, we have office space here, which is one of the benefits of being associated with Trinity Health.”
Weathers continues to see patients two days each month in Kenmare, a schedule she has followed for years. However, the presence of the RMHC office in town may provide more convenience for rural residents.
“People can come in and get information from me,” Nelson said. “I can answer general questions about the consortium and insurance questions. We have all kinds of pamphlets with information about things like depression, anxiety, ADHD or medications.”
She continued, “I can also provide the references and phone numbers people may need for further help. The new office gives people living in rural areas more access to our services.” . . . . Read EVERY WORD on EVERY PAGE of The Kenmare News by subscribing--online or in print!