The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) operates regional psychiatric hospitals in six locations across the state. Our specialized facilities provide short-term, intensive treatment to patients in both inpatient and community-supported environments. We also deliver comprehensive care to patients committed by criminal courts.
Several reports are available related to our hospital services.
When making online payments you will need the following: hospital name, patient name and the 6- or 8-DIGIT account number.
Payments can also be mailed to: (must be a check or money order)
30 East Broad Street,
11th Floor Columbus,
If you are interested in setting up recurring payments, please call Toll Free: 877-275-6364 or email us at MHABilling@mha.ohio.gov.
To request financial assistance, please complete our Application for Assistance in its entirety, sign the application and include a copy of the patient and/or spouse's previous year's tax return or proof of income.
You can return your completed application by:
Mail: 30 East Broad Street,
Columbus, Ohio 43215
To request medical records for persons hospitalized in the last 10 years, please contact the specific hospital in which treatment was provided.
An Authorization for Request of Information form must be completed before a records request can be processed. Please note, records maintained by the Department may only be released pursuant to the provisions contained in Ohio Revised Code Section 5122.31. Generally, patients, guardians and executors of deceased patients’ estates are allowed access to records, however certain restrictions may apply.
If the hospital is in possession of the records requested, please allow up to 4 weeks to process the request. Cost shall be determined at the time of the request.
According to the OhioMHAS records retention policy, medical records are destroyed 10 years after the patient’s last discharge date. Occasionally, records are sent to the Ohio History Center to be archived. Please visit the Ohio History Center for information on archived records. You may also wish to contact your local county Bureau of Vital Statistics to request information pertaining to medical records.
Burial records of former patients are no longer maintained by the OhioMHAS. Please contact the Ohio History Center and/or the State Library of Ohio regarding this information.
The Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections serves as a repository for some records formerly held by the Athens Asylum on behalf of the Ohio History Center. Please contact:
Douglas E. McCabe
Curator of Manuscripts, Mahn Center
Athens, OH 45701
Each hospital is required to be inspected by and maintain compliance with the national healthcare standards for hospitals of The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
All six Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services regional psychiatric hospitals have achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™.
CMS informed hospitals across the country that, effective January 2019, each hospital must post "standard charges" for all hospital inpatient services online. Please click the link below to access hospital rates.
Our state psychiatric hospitals are State of Ohio government employers that offer rewarding, secure careers for psychiatrists, registered nurses and other caregivers. Employees contribute to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and receive an excellent benefits package that includes competitive medical insurance options. Click the Ohio Hiring Management button to learn about joining the staff of the Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.
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