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Summit Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Cincinnati, Ohio)

1101 Summit Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
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Contact Information
Phone: (513) 948-3600
TDD: (513) 948-0441
Toll Free: (888) 636-4724
Fax: (513) 948-3080


Liz Banks
Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Amend
Assistant Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Douglas Leher Chief Clinical Officer (CCO)

Steve Burns
Chief Operating Officer

Kathy Smith
Nurse Executive

Frederick Gaines
Client Rights Specialist

About Us
Summit Behavioral Healthcare (SBH) is accredited by The Joint Commission. Read the Joint Commission Public Notice for Summit Behavioral Healthcare. SBH is also certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Information For Family Members and Visitors

Local mental health centers refer patients to Summit Behavioral Healthcare by determining whether someone meets criteria for admission. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide service for direct admissions or "walk-ins." Please contact your local mental health center for assistance.

Services provided
Summit Behavioral Healthcare provides recovery-based inpatient services to civil and forensic mentally ill adults.

Family and Visitors
Family and friends may visit their loved ones but not bring items such as: alcohol, drugs, glass, weapons, metal cans, metal hangers, scissors, razors, electrical cords or radios / televisions, tape recorders, cameras, tools, lighters or matches.

Visiting Hours
Monday through Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday, 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Designated holidays, 1:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Check in for visitation begins 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visiting times. Visitors are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes before visitation ends.

Patients are able to visit the entire visiting period or as long as their visitors can stay. Visitors are requested to visit with only one patient at a time unless the patients are related. We stress only four visitors per patient per visit.

Summit Behavioral Healthcare is a non-smoking facility. Patients, visitors and staff may not smoke on the campus grounds or in any of the buildings.

Visitation Procedures for the High Level Forensic Patients:

  • Visitation shall occur during special visiting times (Tuesday through Thursday 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
  • Visitors will be pre-screened by the Treatment Team and if approved, placed on an approved visitor’s list.  Visits shall be approved by the patient’s Treatment Team and will be arranged by the Social Worker during Forensic Visitation times on a “first come, first served” basis.  
  • No visitors other than those pre-approved by the Treatment Team will be permitted. 
  • Visitation shall be limited to one (1) visitor at a time.
  • Visitation shall be pre-scheduled at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance and limited up to thirty (30) minutes.
  • Visitors may not bring any items to the patient during the visit, but may deposit money into the patient’s account.
  • All visitors will be “wanded” (or, if suspicion exists, subject to search) prior to visiting. 
  • Visitation shall be monitored through direct supervision by Campus Police.
Employment Opportunities

Summit Behavioral Healthcare is a State of Ohio government employer and is continuously recruiting for psychiatrists and registered nurses. Employees contribute to Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and receive an excellent benefits package.

For career opportunities within the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and other state agencies, please see the job listings on the Ohio Hiring Management System.