Located in Columbus, the Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry offers a wide range of mental health services for adults and the elderly. The facility is located centrally, serving over 70 counties with access to services and referrals. With a range of specialty units available—including a geriatric unit, crisis stabilization unit, intensive care unit and a dual diagnosis unit which serves clients struggling with co-occurring mental health issues and chemical dependency with inpatient care.
As a member of the Acadia Healthcare network, Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is just one of many behavioral health facilities providing chemical dependency and therapeutic support. With its headquarters in Franklin, Tennessee, Acadia serves communities across the country and in the UK with residential, outpatient and school-based treatment programs.
Accommodations and Food
The facility is in a hospital setting dedicated to high-risk and critical crisis interventions. Accommodations are not intended for a long-term stay or for individuals struggling only with chemical dependency. It is a lock-down facility with treatment and living quarters under the same roof. Each client lives in a semi-private room with their own bathroom. Men and women are accommodated on the same ward, but at opposite ends of a hallway separated by a nurse’s station. Stays are short-term, typically lasting no longer than 10 days, depending upon acuity.
There are two communal rooms where clients can gather during down time, one with a TV and another quiet room for reading books. Both rooms are monitored at all times by staff. An outdoor patio is also available with a smoking area for use at designated times. All meals are enjoyed in the ward, and clients are given pre-set menus to choose from. Meals are balanced and healthy with some comfort food options. Coffee and tea is allowed in the morning.
Treatment and Staff
The treatment approach at OHP is intensive and tailored for individuals with secondary diagnoses of chemical dependency. Prior to admission, all clients are seen for a bio-psycho-social assessment which determines whether the client requires detox, medication management or other forms of treatment during their stay.
Clients are seen by LCSWs and Registered Nurses who have experience working with mental health and chemical dependency. Group and individual therapy sessions focus on stability and wellness as well as development of healthy coping skills and life management. Individual sessions are scheduled on an as-needed basis and may not be required for all clients during their stay.
The program itself is not directly affiliated with 12-step programs but they have recently began using the hospitals and institutions program to help expose clients to pathways for support. Members from the local AA/NA community bring meetings to the clients. The goal for all clients is for them to quickly stabilize, detox if needed and begin their initial steps towards recovery while learning to live with their mental conditions.
While the OHP dual-diagnosis is a stand alone program, the treatment team understands that additional care is often needed. The case management team works with the family and the client to refer them to secondary programs to support their recovery journey.
The Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is a specialized facility that primarily treats mental health conditions co-occurring with chemical dependency. With credentialed mental health professionals and a qualified nursing staff, clients undergo intensive, short-term treatment in a clinical environment. With case management services, evidence-based treatment and referrals to peer support meetings, OHP provides the essential first steps so clients can change their lives and pursue lasting recovery.
Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry
880 Greenlawn Ave
Columbus, OH 43223
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