Our Mission

The mission of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health is to promote the recovery of persons with mental illness in North Carolina through evidence-based and cost-effective prevention, treatment, training, research and community education.

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Categories and Services

Contact Information

Carr Mill Clinics

Appointments and referral information for new patients


The NC Psychiatric Research Center



UNC STEP Community Clinic – Wake

Appointments for all locations


UNC Wake Encompass



Clinic/Office Hours

8:00 a.m.-5.00 p.m.
except Wake Regional Offices

  • NC Community Psychiatrists’ Leadership Video Conference features Carrie Brown, MD, MPH

    The Center’s  Community Psychiatrists’ Leadership Video Conference Series program will feature Carrie L. Brown, MD, MPH, chief medical officer for Behavioral Health & IDD, at  NC Department of Health and Human Services. The October 8 event, specifically designed for community psychiatrists, is the first in a series to update community psychiatrists and other physicians working in … Continued

  • UNC Researchers Join $945 Million NIH HEAL Initiative to Combat Opioid Epidemic

        The Center’s John Gilmore, MD, Eure Professor, vice chair, Research and Scientific Affairs, is a co-PI for a NIH  research project to improve outcomes for children exposed to opioids. Weili Lin, PhD,, director of the Biomedical Research Imaging Center, Dixie Lee Boney Soo Distinguished Professor, Neurological Medicine, is PI. Read more      

  • Meltzer-Brody named chair, UNC Department of Psychiatry

    Samantha Meltzer-Brody, MD, MPH, Ray M. Hayworth and Family Distinguished Professor of Mood and Anxiety Disorders, has been appointed Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, effective October 1. Read more in UNC Health Care’s Vital Signs

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