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 select weekdays 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 Provider
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.
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.
Mercy Mindful appointments will take place at Mercy Urgent Care West Asheville, 1201 Patton Ave., or by virtual visit, on select workdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mercy Mindful is in network with Aetna, BCBS, Cigna, Humana Medicare Advantage, Medicare, MedCost, and UHC/UMR insurance plans; please note Medicaid and Tricare are not accepted for these services. If you do not see your insurance listed, please contact us to find out more information. Pricing for self-pay: $199 (initial visit, visit with labs, 1hr+); $149 ( follow-up visit, med refill); $99 (virtual visits); additional lab prices vary.
Mercy Mindful can be added to a MercyMe membership for an additional $20/mo. This includes four visits.
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.