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Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Athens, Ohio)

100 Hospital Drive
Athens, Ohio 45701
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Contact Information
Phone: (740) 594-5000
TDD: (740) 594-2911
Toll Free: (800) 372-8862
Fax: (740) 592-5402


Jane Krason
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Max McGee
Chief Clinical Officer

Karen Durniat-Suehrstedt
Nurse Executive

Kelly Sole
Chief Operating Officer

Keith Hager
Client Rights Specialist

Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) provides inpatient care for acutely mentally ill adults from southeastern Ohio. ABH is accredited by The Joint Commission. Read the Joint Commission Public Notice for Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare. ABH is also certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Information For Family Members and Visitors

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

Services provided
Services include evaluations, intensive psychiatric care, recovery, psychiatry, psychology, social services, patient education, occupational and recreational therapy and work evaluation. In addition, our community support network programs provide services to clients and their families residing in the community.

Family and Visitors
Family and friends are welcome to visit their loved ones but may not bring these items with them: alcoholic beverages, cans and glass items, tools, any medication, tobacco products, controlled substances, cameras, lethal weapons, tape recorders, CB radios and scanners, sharps, lighters or matches.

Visiting Hours
Daily 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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

Career Opportunities

Appalachian 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.