Mental Health

NOTICE: The MH/ID/EI Advisory Board public meeting, scheduled for Monday, August 21, 2023 @ noon, is cancelled in order for the Board to hold a non-public work session for Board members only.  The Board will hold their next public meeting on Monday, October 16, 2023 @ noon.  Thank you.

The MH/ID EI D&A have openings to participate on the MH/ID EI Advisory Board. Members represent a wide range of interests, geographic locations within the County, and commitment to support the department and services for mental health, intellectual disabilities, and early intervention. 

Meetings are held every other month for opportunities to be educated and provide input on behalf of the department.  Committees also provided additional opportunities for members.

If interested, please click here to view the application (PDF).  Members must be residents of Centre County.

Centre County Mental Health (CCMH) serves individuals from the age of three through the lifespan that are diagnosed with emotional disorders or mental illness through the provision of case management services. CCMH provides Administrative Case Management (ACM) and Blended Case Management (BCM) Services to eligible residents of Centre County. ACM is provided in the office setting. Blended Case Management Services are provided mainly in the community at the level and frequency determined by the individual and their case manager through communication, engagement and assessment documentation. Case managers partner with individuals to ensure that people are linked with community resources and supports that help achieve unique recovery goals while building skills that supports people’s independence. CCMH is a contracted provider of Targeted Case Management (TCM) Services under Community Care. Individuals are referred to contracted-providers for access to the array of additional services provided by CCMH.

If you would like information, please call (814) 355-6786 and ask the operator to speak with Mental Health Intake.

Mental Health Services Booklet

Mental Health Services in Centre County (PDF)

A Guide to mental health services for individuals with mental illness' families and friends

Employment Resource Guide

A Centre County Employment Resource Guide for Individuals with Intellectual, Mental Health and/or Physical Disabilities (PDF)

Are YOU looking for a JOB in Centre County and have a disability? Don't let that stop YOU. This Guide Can Help!

Below are the services provided by the office of Mental Health:

Child/Adolescent Services (CASSP) (PDF)

A Multi-Agency service system that provides services to children/adolescents based on the CASSP Principles.

Intake/Case Management

To access the problem and monitor treatment.

Outpatient Services

Individual, group therapy, and medications.

Partial Hospitalization

Day treatment alternatives to hospitalization.

Inpatient Services


Emergency Services

24 hour crisis intervention.


Vocational services, supported and sheltered employment.

Residential Services

Residential treatment for persons needing ongoing staff assistance.

Intensive Case Management

Intense casework to help people remain in the community.

Resource Coordination

Moderately intense casework to help people through the maze of services.

Family Based Services

Intense in home family intervention and treatment for children.

Family Support Services

Assistance to the family to maintain the mentally ill person in the home.

Student Assistance Program

Assistance in the school to provide early identification and treatment.

Child/Adolescent Services

A system to provide multi-agency help to seriously disturbed children.

Consumer Drop-In

Centers where consumers help other consumers.

Housing Supports

Rental and housing assistance.

  1. Catherine Arbogast

    Administrator – MH/ID EI D&A

  2. MH/ID/EI

    Physical Address
    Summit Park
    3500 E College Ave, Suite 1200
    State College, PA 16801

    Fax: (814) 355-6985

    After Hours and Weekend

    Monday through Friday
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.