Established in 1968, Ouachita Behavioral Health and Wellness (OBHAW), is a Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) serving the residents of Clark, Garland, Hot Spring, Montgomery, and Pike counties. OBHAW is a private, not-for-profit organization which charges fees for services. OBHAW bills third-party sources such as insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and PASSEs.

Administered by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), Medicaid is a program that helps pay for medically necessary services for low-income Arkansans. OBHAW is certified by the Arkansas Medicaid program as an Outpatient Behavioral Health (OBH) Agency. Core OBH services include Individual and Family Therapy, Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management, and Crisis Services.

Even if you have Medicaid, you may not have coverage for core OBH services. Prior to receiving treatment services, an evaluation must be performed by a qualified mental health professional for admission into an OBH Program. The evaluation is a written assessment that evaluates your mental condition including assessment for serious mental illness (adults) or serious emotional disturbance (children) and, based on your diagnosis, determines whether treatment in the OBH Program is appropriate. If appropriate, a plan for your care specific to your needs, including services to be provided, will be developed in collaboration with the you and prescribed by an OBHAW physician. For more information and OBH rules, visit


Ouachita Behavioral Health & Wellness serves all patients regardless of inability to pay.
Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.
For more information, call 501-624-7111 and ask to speak to one of our financial case managers for more information and how to apply.

Client Information

Becoming a Client

Learn more about our process of welcoming in new clients.

Client Paperwork

Find all of the paperwork you will need to become a new client.


Read about the responsibilities to yourself and to OBHAW.

Privacy Practices

Your privacy is important to us, please review our policies.

Satisfaction Survey

Please take our Client Satisfaction Survey to help us improve your experience.


We hope that any problems can be worked out at the lowest level between the client and staff.

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