Healthcare Services and Programs
At OhioHealth Behavioral Health, we provide our patients with professional support to meet their inpatient and outpatient behavioral health needs and facilitate their care. We treat adults 18 years of age and older, except SARNCO, which serves people of all ages. Our services include:
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
ECT is a safe and effective treatment for some psychiatric
disorders. A mild electric stimulus is passed through the brain
(while under anesthesia), triggering a brief seizure. ECT probably
works by altering brain chemicals to reverse symptoms and provide
rapid improvement of certain mental illnesses. It is thought ECT
causes areas of the brain that control emotions and thoughts to
return to a more stable condition. It often works when other
treatments are unsuccessful.
Inpatient care is often recommended when the emotional,
psychological and behavioral problems have reached a crisis and the
patient needs a safe environment to stabilize. As the crisis is
addressed, the team assesses the need for follow-up outpatient care
and puts a plan in place to support the patient's continued
recovery. Services include medication management, group therapy and
activities, ECT, further consultation and education.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Intensive Outpatient Program is used as either a step-down
from inpatient care or to help patients avoid hospitalization. This
program provides treatment, medication stabilization and education
in a structured group therapy format. The group discussion and
activities focus on helping patients understand their diagnoses,
manage symptoms and increase their ability to function day to day.
Read more (PDF).
Partial Hospitalization Program
The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is designed to treat
people with symptoms of depression, anxiety and/or disorganized
thoughts that have increased to a point where they are affecting
the person's ability to function day to day. The goal of this
program is to stabilize the acute symptoms and help people return
to more normal levels of functioning. At times people come to the
program following an inpatient stay, at other times from living in
their community. Length of stay varies and is determined by each
individual's needs. Read more (PDF).
Psychiatric Emergency Services
A psychiatric assessment and evaluation is available to patients
receiving care in Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical
Center, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital and Westerville
Medical Campus emergency departments. The assessment and evaluation
are done by a psychiatric clinician (social worker or
Services for Employers: Employee Assistance Program
We all have problems at one time or another that we can't always
handle on our own. The OhioHealth Employee Assistance Program is an
employer-sponsored benefit that provides confidential support for
employees' job-related or off-the-job issues. We also offer
employee training and management consultation on a variety of
behavioral health issues that can affect workplace productivity and
morale. Read more (PDF).
Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio
Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio
(SARNCO) is the rape crisis intervention and prevention
program for central Ohio. SARNCO provides advocacy and emotional
support services in conjunction with medical and social services at
central Ohio OhioHealth emergency departments and in other local
facilities. SARNCO also provides extensive community outreach and
prevention programs throughout central Ohio. SARNCO's 24-Hour Rape
Helpline is (614) 267.7020 or toll-free via the Rape Abuse and
Incest National Network (RAINN) at 1 (800) 656.HOPE (4673).
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
TMS Therapy uses highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate the
areas of the brain thought to control mood. Research suggests TMS
Therapy causes neurons to become active, leading to the release of
neurotransmitters to relieve symptoms of depression. Each treatment
involves gentle placement of the magnetic coil against the
patient's head. TMS Therapy utilizes a technology similar to
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) that has a long-term record of
safety. Read more (PDF).
Behavioral Health Outpatient Physician and Nurse
Outpatient physician and nurse practitioner services are
available for patients who are in transition awaiting linkage to an
ongoing physician for their behavioral health needs, or for
consultations by primary care physicians or multidisciplinary
physicians. This service area only accepts referrals from
OhioHealth partners and associated care sites.
Physicians may request a psychiatric assessment and evaluation for medical patients with psychiatric complications who are currently receiving inpatient care at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Grant Medical Center or Dublin Methodist Hospital. A psychiatrist or advance practice nurse will evaluate the patient, make recommendations for treatment and follow the patient's course of care until he/she is stabilized.