Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. Receives Grant from Hospital District for Mental Health Services

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. is excited to be the recipient of a grant through the North Pine Area Hospital District to open an office at the Pine Healthcare Campus in the Gateway Family Health Clinic!

The following is a press release from the North Pine Area Hospital District:

Hospital District Signs Grant for Mental Health Services by Therapeutic Services Agency

Sandstone, MN – June 29, 2019 – The North Pine Area Hospital District (Hospital District) Board Chair, Ron Osladil, signed the contract giving a $28,508 grant to Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc (TSA) to provide mental health therapy in the Sandstone area. With the Board Chair is Fran Levings, Chair of the Health Care Services Committee of the Hospital District. This committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending new health care services that are needed in the Hospital District area.

“Health care for the body and mind are critically important and we are delighted to help support the launch of mental health services for our member Cities and Townships,” states Ron Osladil, chair of the North Pine Area Hospital District. “Therapeutic Services Agency is highly respected and has helped hundreds with a wide range of mental health needs.”

The home office of TSA is located in Pine City and satellite offices are in Coon Rapids, Cambridge, North Branch and Lindstrom. They have operated for over 40 years.

“TSA thanks the North Pine Area Hospital District for the visionary wisdom of the Board and determined commitment to support making mental health services available for people close to home is really impressive,”  comments Executive Director, Cheryl Smetana McHugh of Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc. “We believe that adding this resource for the community will advance comprehensive care for persons in the area; recognizing that mental health is an important part of personal  health and well-being.”

Therapeutic Services Agency, Inc (often referenced as “TSA”) will have a mental health therapist working at Gateway Clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The therapist will be Selena Stevens. She has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is experienced in providing outpatient mental health services helping children, teens and their families, adults and couples. Persons experiencing depression, anxiety, struggling with personal relationships, parenting, work-life, life stage transitions, grief, childhood or current trauma or other issues interfering with personal happiness  may find mental health services helpful. Services are confidential and professional.     

To make an appointment, persons can call 320-629-7600 and ask to schedule an appointment at the Gateway Clinic with the TSA therapist.  Medical Assistance, PMAP, most insurances and private pay are accepted.  Appointments are available during Gateway Family Health Clinic Hours 8:30-5:30. Appointments are now available with service start August 1 at the Gateway Family Health Clinic in Sandstone.  

“We welcome this new mental health care provider to the Pine Healthcare Campus and are delighted to have them operating within the Gateway Family Health Clinic,” states Eric Nielsen, Administrator of Gateway Family Health Clinic. “We began offering tele-psychiatric medication management service last fall because mental and physical health are often enter-related. Now having in-office therapy available will be a significant benefit for people.” 

About North Pine Area Hospital District

The North Pine Area Hospital District is a Minnesota political subdivision whose purpose is to ensure that area residents have access to high quality health care. Hospital Districts have taxing authority to acquire, improve and run hospital and nursing home facilities, support other health care services on the Pine Healthcare Campus and provide wellness education. The North Pine Area Hospital District built the Pine Healthcare Campus, which opened in May 2017. The Hospital District contracts and leases space for hospital services with Essentia Health. The clinic services are provided by Gateway Family Health Clinic, pharmacy services with Thrifty White Pharmacy and mental health services with Therapeutic Services Agency. The Hospital District is governed by a Board of Directors composed of 19 elected individuals for four-year terms. For more information about the Hospital District and the Pine Healthcare Campus, go to www.PineHospitalDistrict.com.