Making the connection between the health and well-being of the body and mind.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Hours: Available 24 hours.
Languages: English, Spanish.

Medicare, Medicaid, Private/Employer Based Insurance Accepted. Uninsured Fee for Service Discounts Available Based on Household Income.

Patient Care

Medication Management
Adult Psychotherapy
Child Play Therapy
Adult Group Therapy
Adolescent Group Therapy
Psychological Assessment
Virtual Counseling
Family and Marriage Counseling

Symptoms Treated

Substance Abuse
Bipolar Disorder
Psychotic Conditions

Care Team

Rakesh Desai, MD

Bay City

Rakesh Desai, MD

Nilesh Patel, MD

Bay City/Wharton

Nilesh Patel, MD

John Saglime, Jr., Psy-D

Bay City #36650

John Saglime, Jr., Psy-D

Clinical Psychologist
Lillian Smith, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Bay City LMFT-S -#5116 LPC-S - #17976

Lillian Smith, PhD, LMFT-S, LPC-S

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Counselor
Blake Benson, M.S., LPC

Wharton #75171

Blake Benson, M.S., LPC

Professional Counselor
MEHOP Behavioral Health – Bay City
1700 Golden Ave.
MEHOP Behavioral Health – Wharton
2112 Regional Medical Drive, Ste. 1305
Reach us after hours

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911

We have nursing staff on-call to assist our patients with medical questions or concerns that arise after hours Monday – Thursday beginning at 5 pm until 8 am the following day, Friday beginning at 4 pm and all day Saturday and Sunday. Our after hours on-call personnel can be contacted at 979-318-9853.

Effective Jan 1, 2019 – All new patients are required to arrive 30 mins prior to their appointment to complete the new patient paperwork, failure to do so will result in being rescheduled. 

Effective Jan 1, 2020 – all patients arriving 15 mins or later to a therapy or assessment appointment will be rescheduled NO Exceptions.

Testing Services


Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale 4th Edition


Personality Assessment Inventory-Adolescent Ed


Rorschach Inkblot Test


Wechsler Memory Scale 4th Edition


Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory- fourth Ed


Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Function- Adult Ed


Personality Assessment Inventory


Behavioral Rating Inventory of Executive Function Second Ed


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