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Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)

Location
2200 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
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Contact Information
Phone: (614) 752-0333
TDD: (614) 274-7137
Toll Free: (877) 301-TVBH (8824)
Fax: (614) 752-0087

Staff

Veronica Lofton
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Alan Freeland
Chief Clinical Officer (CCO)

David Blahnik
Chief Operations Officer

Michael Breakwell
Nurse Executive

Susan Cross
Client Rights Specialist

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About Us
Information For Family Members and Visitors

Admission
Local mental health centers  refer patients to Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare by determining whether someone meets criteria for admission. Various court systems across Ohio also refer forensic patients 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
We provide recovery-based, comprehensive, quality, cost-effective mental health services to adults with a severe mental illness in a secure inpatient setting. The civil hospital, Kosar, has four general acute psychiatric units with 104 CMS-certified beds and three extended-care forensic units with 72 CMS-certified beds. The maximum security facility, Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Unit, has four units with 52 beds and serves all 88 Ohio counties. The length of stay varies for each patient but generally is 10-14 days on the acute care units. Prior to discharge, we work collaboratively with the mental health centers to link patients with an outpatient treatment team or their own psychiatrist to maintain their progress in the community.

Link to Mental Health Center Information.

Family and Visitors
We have found that family involvement with the patient's treatment team, as well as other contacts, are very important and can greatly facilitate recovery. Please contact the assigned social worker to be placed on the approved visitation list prior to your first visit to Kosar. Visitors to Kosar may bring items such as personal hygiene items, batteries, electric shavers and mail. Please see links below for the Kosar and Moritz Patient Handbooks. All items will be inspected by the police officer at the visitor's desk upon arrival. For those planning to visit Moritz, please call the assigned social worker.

Kosar Patient Handbook
Moritz Patient Handbook

Visiting Hours
Columbus - Kosar Unit
Daily, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Columbus - Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Unit
Monday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday and Holidays, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Employment Opportunities

TVBH is a State of Ohio government employer and is continuously recruiting for psychiatrists, direct care staff, and registered nurses. Employees contribute to Ohio Public Employees Retirement System 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 or contact TVBH Human Resources Director Marcia McKeen at Marcia.McKeen@mha.ohio.gov.