Get Help Early: Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Serious Mental Illness in Ohio

With the right treatment and support, people with serious mental illness can and do get better.

They finish high school, graduate from college, find employment, enjoy long-term relationships and families of their own, volunteer, live independently, and more.

The opportunities for living a quality life are much greater if they receive Coordinated Specialty Care as soon as possible after symptoms begin. Research shows that individuals who receive Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) early in the course of their illness have:

  • Greater ability to move forward with school, work, living independently and other life goals. 
  • Better relationships with family and friends.
  • Decreased symptoms, and they may have lower rates of psychiatric hospitalization.
  • Reduced costs to the individual, family, and community.

Individuals between the ages of 15-35 with recent onset of the symptoms below are encouraged to seek professional mental health treatment as soon as possible:  

  • Hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, feeling, or believing things that others do not,
  • Persistent, unusual thoughts or beliefs that cannot be set aside regardless of what others believe,
  • Emotions that do not fit the situation or no emotions at all,
  • Withdrawing from family or friends,
  • A sudden decline in taking care of themselves, such as not showering or eating regularly,
  • Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating.

Finding Coordinated Specialty Care in Ohio  

Coordinated Specialty Care is a treatment approach offered by a team of mental health professionals that can include medication, counseling, family education and support, supported employment/education services, case management and other services.

The counties highlighted in the Ohio map below offer Coordinated Specialty Care treatment services.

Southeast Healthcare Hardin Allen Auglaize Clermont Hamilton Butler Greene Montgomery Pike Ross Highland Fayette Pickaway Franklin Trumbull Portage Stark Gallia Meigs Jackson Washingon Athens Vinton Hocking Fairfield Noble Morgan Perry Guernsey Muskingum Coshocton Mahoning Summit Cuyahoga Lorain Wood Lucas Morrow County

To Find CSC Treatment:

  • Click on a highlighted county to find contact information for the CSC team in the county where the individual resides.
  • Obtain the individual’s permission (or the parent or guardian’s consent if the individual is less than 18 years of age) to share their name and contact information with the county treatment team.
  • You may leave a voicemail with the individual’s name and contact information on the confidential phone line. A CSC team member will follow up within three business days to help link the individual with treatment resources.

For counties that do not have CSC teams: Search the treatment locator for mental health treatment to get help early.

Experts from the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University and the Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER) at The Ohio State University provide training and consultation to the CSC teams.

The EPICENTER offers a Speaker Series.

RELATED LINKS  

RELATED RESOURCES

Allwell Behavioral Health Services

Allwell Behavioral Health Services

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Allwell Behavioral Health Services Coshocton
Guernsey
Morgan
Muskingum
Noble
Perry
FIRST Allwell Behavioral Health Services http://allwell.org Randy Bradley rbradley@allwell.org 740-562-3270 Muskingum Center:
2845 Bell Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
740-454-9766

Coshocton Center:
710 Main Street
Coshocton, OH 43812
740-622-4470

Perry Center:
1375 Commerce Drive
New Lexington, OH 43764
740-342-5154

Guernsey Center
2500 John Glenn Highway
Cambridge, OH 43725
740-439-4428

Morgan Center
915 S. Riverside Drive
McConnelsville, OH 43756
740-962-5204

Noble Center
44020 Marietta Road
Caldwell, OH 43724
740-732-5233

Alta Care Group

Alta Care Group

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Alta Care Group Mahoning FIRST Mahoning County www.altacaregroup.org Vince Paolucci vincep@altacaregroup.org 234-201-2512 711 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44502

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Catholic Charities Cuyahoga FIRST Cuyahoga County https://ccdocle.org Stacy Macek samacek@ccdocle.org 216-339-1438 1515 West 29th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

Child Guidance & Family Solutions

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Child Guidance & Family Solutions Summit FIRST Summit County https://www.cgfs.org Brian Perusek perub@cgfs.org 330-762-0591 18 North Forge Street
Akron, OH 44304

Coleman Health Services

Coleman Health Services

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Coleman Health Services Portage FIRST Portage County www.colemanservices.org Karen Fleming karen.fleming@colemanservices.org 330-676-6859 3922 Lovers Lane
Ravenna, OH 44266
Coleman Health Services Stark FIRST Stark County www.colemanservices.org Adam Rebh adam.rebh@colemanservices.org 330-639-0428 400 W. Tuscarawas Street, Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Coleman Health Services Stark Early Severe Mental Illness www.colemanservices.org Adam Rebh adam.rebh@colemanservices.org 330-639-0428 400 W. Tuscarawas Street, Suite 200
Canton, OH 44702
Coleman Health Services Allen
Auglaize
Hardin
FIRST Greater Lima www.colemanservices.org Angela Wyandt angela.wyandt@colemanservices.org 567-242-6022 799 S. Main Street
Lima, OH 45804
Coleman Health Services Trumbull FIRST Trumbull County www.colemanservices.org Carmella Hill carmella.hill@colemanservices.org 330-541-1732 103 West Market Street
Warren, OH 44481

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Healthcare

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Hamilton
Clermont
Butler
FIRST Greater Cincinnati https://www.gcbhs.com William Bomkamp wbomkamp@gcbhs.com 513-354-7337 7162 Reading Road, 4th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45237
(Main Location)

Hopewell Health Centers

Hopewell Health Centers

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Hopewell Health Centers Athens
Hocking
Vinton
Gallia
Jackson
Meigs
Washington
First Episode Psychosis,
Coordinated Specialty Care
https://www.hopewellhealth.org Tammy Stage tammy.stage@hopewellhealth.org 740-637-7505 Athens:
90 Hospital Drive
Athens, OH 45701

Hocking:
541 SR 664N, Suite C
Logan, OH 43138

Vinton:
313 W. Main Street
McArthur, OH 45651

Gallia:
3086 OH-160
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Jackson:
500 Burlington Road, Suite 240
Jackson, OH 45640

Meigs:
41865 Pomeroy Pike
Pomeroy, OH 45769

Washington:
2434 Richmiller Lane, Suite F
Belpre, OH 45714

New Horizons

New Horizons

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
New Horizons Fairfield Early First Team www.newhorizonsmentalhealth.org Kara Evans kevans@newhorizonsmentalhealth.org 740-277-3344 1434 Collins Road NW
Lancaster, OH 43130

The Nord Center

The Nord Center

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
The Nord Center Lorain FIRST Lorain County https://www.nordcenter.org Rachel Suhy rsuhy@nordcenter.org 440-204-4200 6140 S. Broadway
Lorain, OH 44053

North Central / OSU EPICENTER

Northcentral / The Ohio State University Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER)

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
North Central Franklin FEP Franklin County https://www.ncmhs.org Kelly Cerne kcerne@ncmhs.org 614-301-9917 1301 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
               
The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Franklin The Ohio State University Early Psychosis Intervention Center (EPICENTER) https://medicine.osu.edu/
departments/psychiatry-and-behavioral-health/epicenter
Nicholas Breitborde, PhD, ABPP EPICENTER@osumc.edu 614-685-6052 The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Circleville, OH 43113

Scioto Paint Valley

Scioto Paint Valley

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Scioto Paint Valley Fayette
Highland
Pickaway
Pike
Ross
First Episode Psychosis https://www.spvmhc.org Tonnie Guagenti tguagenti@spvmhc.org 740-772-7907 Pickaway Clinic
Tatiana Mitchell
740-474-8874
SPVMHC
145 Morris Road
Circleville, OH 43113

Pike Clinic
Paige Conaway
740-947-7783
SPVMHC
102 Dawn Lane
Waverly, OH 45690

Fayette Clinic
Julie Ream
740-335-6935
SPVMHC
1300 East Paint Street
Washington Court House, OH 43160

Highland Clinic
Heather Preston
937-393-9946
SPVMHC
108 Erin Court
Hillsboro, OH 45133

Martha Cottrill Clinic (Ross County)
Tonnie Guagenti
740-772-7907
4449 State Route 159
Chillicothe, OH 45601

Southeast Healthcare

Southeast Healthcare

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Southeast Healthcare Delaware
Morrow
Early Psychosis Intervention https://southeasthc.org/ Taylor Kidwell kidwellt@souteastinc.com 614-225-0980 Ext. 3056 824 Bowtown Road
Delaware, OH 43015

TCN

TCN

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
TCN Greene
Montgomery
Two Programs:
FIRST Greene and Montgomery Counties
Early Severe Mental Illness
www.tcn.org Mary Brugger mbrugger@tcn.org 937-374-6039 Greene:
452 West Market Street
Xenia, OH 45385

Montgomery:
3085 Woodman Drive, Suite 300
Kettering, OH 45420

Zepf Center

Zepf Center

Agency Count(ies) Program Name Website Team Lead Email FEP Phone Number Location(s)
Zepf Center Lucas
Wood
FIRST Lucas and Wood Counties www.zepfcenter.org Kara Olligschlager kolligschlager@zepfcenter.org 419-265-8582 6605 W. Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43617
Zepf Center Lucas
Wood
Zepf Center Nebraska
Child and Adolescent Services
www.zepfcenter.org Kara Olligschlager kolligschlager@zepfcenter.org 419-265-8582 905 Nebraska Avenue
Toledo, OH 43607