Nelson Mental Health Hours
Monday – Friday:
8 am – 4 pm
Closed daily for lunch from 12:30 pm – 1 pm
Hours of availability vary occasionally due to meetings, late start, and school closings.
Make an Appointment
The Behavioral Health Service Program is designed to provide counseling, mental health education, and other community resources to youth through the care of a licensed Behavioral Health Provider. A signed parental consent is required for your child to receive most services. The School Programs Staff can see patients without a parent present as long as there is a signed consent on file. They can see your child only once with a parent’s verbal permission, which can be given over the phone to a Hackley Community Care School Programs staff member . Please call 231.733.6834 to schedule an appointment
Jessica Kempke, LMSW, School Program Behavioral Health Consultant
Christina Loera, School Program Receptionist
Judy Pruim, School Program Manager
Hackley Community Care School Programs consist of three different models in seven different schools, four of which are in the Muskegon Public School district. The three different models are Teen Health Centers (THCs), School Wellness Programs (SWPs) and Behavioral Health only sites. The School Programs are a model of care for underserved children and youth that increases coordination of medical and behavioral healthcare services. These sites serve as a natural anchor for kids, residents, neighborhoods, and schools. Hackley Community Care School Programs must abide by all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) laws for privacy and cannot tell school staff why a child has accessed their facility. Health records are not given to school staff without appropriate releases signed by a parent.