Mental Health Services
Mercy Urgent Care understands the stress and strain the pandemic has caused since 2020. Seeing a need in Western North Carolina for accessible, affordable mental healthcare options, we are pleased to now offer Mercy Mindful mental health services. The service is available for patients 16 years of age and older, by appointment upon patient request or provider referral, at our West Asheville location, 1201 Patton Avenue on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Virtual visits are also available on those days/times.
- Psychiatric evaluations and medication management for:
- bipolar disorder
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- eating disorders
- substance abuse
- Trauma-informed care
- Referrals for neuropsychological, ADHD, or autism testing, if appropriate.
We do not provide the following services: testing for ADHD or autism diagnosis, detox, buprenorphine or methadone treatment for opioid dependency, EMDR.
Meet your Mercy Mindful Providers
Megan Peterson, PA-C, CAQ-psychiatry
Megan first became interested in Psychology while in high school. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, she went on to receive her Master in Physician Assistant Studies at Marywood University. In 2022, she earned her Certificate of Added Qualifications in Psychiatry. Megan applied to Mercy Urgent Care because of their proven track record of caring for the community and expanding services when community needs arise. Outside of work, Megan enjoys trying new restaurants and traveling, both domestically and internationally.
Rachael McLean, PA-C
Racheal McLean has wanted to work in the medical field since she was a child. McLean is a Board certified physician assistant with over 8 years of experience; she plans to complete her Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Psychiatry Fall 2022. She’s excited to help kickstart Mercy Mindful and help make mental healthcare more accessible. In her free time, Rachel enjoys hiking, gardening, and spoiling her dog.
Intake process for new patients
- Submit the Mercy Mindful service request form.
- Someone from the Mercy Mindful team will contact you within two business days to schedule an appointment for an evaluation. Appointments will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mercy Mindful appointments will take place at Mercy Urgent Care West Asheville, 1201 Patton Ave., or by virtual visit, on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mercy Mindful services are covered by most insurance plans. Please check with your provider to see if your insurance is currently accepted. Self-pay options are available.
Mercy Mindful can be added on to a MercyMe membership for an additional cost.
Mercy Mindful is not intended for mental health emergencies. If you or a loved one are experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency, please call Mobile Crisis at 1-888-573-1006 or go to your nearest Emergency Department for evaluation.