STEP - Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program

Move forward with your recovery.

STEP (Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program) Community Clinic is an outpatient clinic that helps individuals and families dealing with serious mental illness to make strides towards health and recovery.

Wake STEP Clinic was created for approximately 500 Wake County individuals with severe behavioral needs who were transferred from the Wake County Human Services Department to UNC Healthcare July 1, 2013.

Our team of mental health professionals and graduate students from UNC-Chapel Hill―psychiatrists, psychiatry residents, clinical social workers, psychologists, peer specialists, nurses, and others―specialize in the following:

Diagnosis and treatment of

  • schizophrenia
  • bipolar disorder 
  • other serious mental illnesses

Using research-based, best-practice clinical skills, we assist our patients with their recovery. We provide illness education and medication management, and help our clients come up with personal coping and relapse prevention strategies.

If you’d like to find out more about the STEP clinic and the services we offer, or want to make an appointment with a member of our clinical staff, contact us at 919.962.4919.



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