Twin Valley

Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)

Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare (TVBH) is certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is accredited by The Joint Commission. Read the Joint Commission Public Notice for Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare.

Learn more in the TVBH newsletter (Focus) or the Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare PowerPoint presentation.

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

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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.

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.

Visiting Hours

Columbus - Kosar Unit

Levels 1 and 2 patient visitation

  • Visits must be pre-scheduled by calling 614-752-0333
  • Visits are limited to 30 minutes
  • Visitation may be scheduled during the following times:
    • Monday through Friday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Levels 3 through 5 patient visitation:

  • Visits do not need to be pre-scheduled
  • Visitation hours are:
    • Monday through Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday from 3:00 - 5:00 pm
    • State Holidays from 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Columbus - Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Unit

Monday - Friday: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Saturday/Sunday and Holidays: 1:30 - 4:30 pm | 5:30 - 8:00 pm

Hospital Staff

Veronica Lofton

Chief Executive Officer

Adam Negley

Assistant Chief Executive Officer

David Blahnik

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Ann Morrison

Chief Clinical Officer

Anita Zych

Nurse Executive

Susan Cross

Client Rights Specialist