Psychiatry Services 

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Melissa Hale, MSN, RN, AGPNP-C


Melissa is an Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with over 15 year’s total experience in the nursing field where she has worked in various settings.  Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked in various roles as an RN, starting out as a critical care RN on a surgical step-down unit at St. Mary’s, then as a Nurse Navigator, totaling 8 years’ service for the Bon Secours Health System. In 2013 Melissa moved to Corpus Christi, TX, where she worked as a Care Transition Coach for CHRISTUS Spohn Memorial Hospital and as an RN for a Home Health agency. In 2016 after a move to Tuscaloosa, AL she worked on the Medical ICU at DCH Hospital. 

When Melissa began her career as a Nurse Practitioner, she chose the field of Mental Health with the desire to make a difference; working in the mental health population quickly became her passion.  Prior to joining Family Focus, Inc. in 2020, Melissa worked in a private outpatient psychiatric practice serving teen, adult, and geriatric populations.

Melissa has a special interest in patients with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and ADHD. 

Melissa accepts Medicare and some commercial plans, including Anthem, United Health Care, and Aetna. 

Please contact our professional live scheduling coordinators, Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm at 804-261-2090, option 5, or via email to learn more or to schedule.