Ozark Center - Freeman Health

About Ozark Center - Freeman Health

Ozark Center, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, has been providing behavioral health services in February 1965 and became an entity of Freeman Health System in 1996. We employ about 600 employees in 30 locations across Jasper, Newton, McDonald and Barton counties, and serve approximately 14,000 clients.

Ozark Center has received a three year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an independent, international agency that monitors quality in the delivery of mental health services. In addition, Ozark Center is certified and licensed by Missouri Department of Mental Health.

At Ozark Center, we continually seek new ways to provide quality services to our clients by exploring new products, services and locations in an effort to provide our clients with quality mental healthcare. We believe that a community-based system is inherently more responsive to the needs of the community and the individuals served.

Since opening, we have continued to expand services and programs in the communities we serve through innovation, pursuit of grants, fundraising activities and passion for providing gold-standard, evidence-based services. This is reflected in our mission statement – “To improve the health of the communities we serve through contemporary, innovative, trauma-informed, quality healthcare solutions.”

As the area’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider, our qualified staff provides effective, caring and confidential services for adults, families and children, including:
•Individual, group and family therapy
•Psychiatric services/medication management
•Residential care
•Acute inpatient care
•24-hour crisis services
•In-home support

Our goal is to assist people of all ages who are dealing with mental illness, addiction, trauma and/or abuse to develop the skills essential for living a life with dignity and purpose. Ozark Center provides a comprehensive system of mental healthcare programs from outpatient to hospitalization.



May 2019 - June 2019 Joplin, MO
“As an intern, I loved how eager and willing all of the staff was to help me learn. They understood that I was there as a part of my educational experience, and helped to enrich that in whatever way they could.”
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