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Swanson Center and COVID-19


Due to the “Stay at Home” executive order from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, Swanson Center’s hours of operation will temporarily be adjusted.

Effective March 23-April 7, 2020, hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm.

Please note, telehealth services and medication pickup will remain available.

Additionally, Access Center (same day intake) will be available in our Michigan City location only, 9 am – 4 pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, until further notice.

At Swanson Center, we continue to our work to provide comprehensive mental health services for those who live and work in La Porte County. 

As we move forward during these challenging days of the COVID-19 virus, Swanson Center’s staff remains ready to assist, with plans to continue to serve our clients, by providing psychiatric telehealth services, therapy sessions, and home visiting through virtual visits (by telephone and/or video) for our child and adolescent services, outpatient, and long-term care services programs. All group sessions, usually held at our offices, have been temporarily suspended.  Our residential services will continue, with minor modifications.

Throughout this period of quarantine, we will continue post tips for coping skills, community resources, and other useful information on our Facebook page. 

Please know that we are here to help with the mental health needs of LaPorte County. 

Swanson Center’s offices can be reached at 219-879-4621 or 219-362-2145.

If you are in crisis, and need immediate assistance, please call 855-325-6934.

Improving Lives…One Person at a Time

We all have problems. Sometimes, we need a little help solving them.

Everyone faces stress at one time or another. Whether it is trouble at work, family difficulties, or substance abuse, none of us can cope with all life’s challenges on our own. Fortunately, Swanson Center is here for you when things get tough. For more than 40 years, our dedicated community mental and behavioral health staff has been serving people in LaPorte County. With our helpful staff, hometown roots, and longstanding ties to the community, we care about you as a person and a fellow neighbor.

Important messages from our CEO

Swanson Center has made a commitment to providing the highest level of clinical care possible while meeting the needs of the community and minding our mission. It is exciting to be a part of a team that is so committed to aiding those who are seriously impacted by the effects of mental illness.

Dan Peck, Executive Director & CEO

You asked we listened. Previously we had intake wait times of nearly 36 days; now it’s approximately 3. By listening to you, our community, we've been able to increase access to treatment for everyone.

Dan Peck, Executive Director & CEO

Through our Access Center, we're now offering same-day intake services which has decreased our initial contact to intake by over 85% and we're now in a better position to serve our community. You asked we listened.

Dan Peck, Executive Director & CEO