Crider Health Center

Crider Health Center has been serving the mental health needs of Franklin, Lincoln, Warren, and St. Charles County residents since 1979. The organization began in 1979 when local citizens incorporated the Mental Health Council of Lincoln, Warren and St. Charles County in response to increasing needs for community mental health services. In 1980, the Franklin County Mental Health Council was established and delivered services until January1, 1982, when it became part of Four County Mental Health Services. Four County Mental Health Services then became the administrative agent for state supported mental health service delivery in this growing four-county area. through the Division of Comprehensive Psychiatric Services, Missouri Department of Mental Health.

In 1994, Four County Mental Health Services moved its administrative offices and outpatient clinic from St. Charles to Wentzville in order to physically become more central to the four county area it served. At that time, the name of this organization was changed to Crider Center for Mental Health.

Crider Center expanded its service delivery programs significantly since its inception to meet the rapidly changing expectations in the arena of mental health service delivery and to consistently meet its mission.