Mayo Clinic to open a clinic for women seeking mental health care
Mayo Clinic is set to open its first clinic for female mental health patients.
The health center, which is located in the southwest corner of the city, will have a small room that will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
“We have a lot of women that we’re seeing in need of support,” said Mary Lefevre, executive director of the clinic.
“We need to be there when they need us, so we are very excited about this opportunity.”
The clinic will be a small place where people can talk openly about their experiences with mental health issues.
It is part of the Mayo Clinic’s efforts to provide access to mental health services for women.
Last year, the clinic opened its first mental health clinic for patients.
In the clinic, patients can talk to someone about their symptoms, talk to a nurse about their mental health, and get support from a clinician.
“It’s about getting them to understand they’re not alone and to get help,” said Lefovre.
“There’s not going to be any stigma attached to mental illness.
There will be people that can talk with you about their concerns.
If they feel like they have a problem, they will be able to get the help they need.”
According to the Mayo clinic, it will be the first mental wellness center in the nation.
In 2018, a community mental health center opened in Rochester, New York.