Welcome Center


The Welcome Center is the “Front Door” for those who are interested in services at Independence Center. Our highly qualified staff will help you determine eligibility and guide you through the enrollment process. 

To get enrolled as quickly and efficiently as possible we offer walk-in house for enrollment on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm. 

We are conveniently located at 4245 Forest Park Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63108, just off the Cortex Metrolink Station. 

If you have enrollment questions, please call our Welcome Center phone line at 314-533-4163.

Eligibility for Services

  • Adult, age 18 and above
  • Recorded diagnosis of a serious mental illness such as: 
    • Major Depressive Disorder
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Records may be requested to assist with verifying eligiblity. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and the Uninsured. 

Our Programs

  • Clubhouse Model Program (Psychosocial Rehabilitation): Employment, Education, Social Connectivity, and Wellness
  • Independence Center Health Group: Psychiatric Services, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling
  • Community Support: Community-based Case Management Services
  • Integrated Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders: Mental Health and Substance Use Support
  • Healthcare Home: Screening, Education, and truly Coordinated Care between Behavioral and Physical Health
  • Residential Housing: Support and Care for Individuals looking to gain more Independence