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Behavioral and Mental Health at OhioHealth

Comprehensive Behavioral and Mental Health Care Throughout the Region

As a leader in Behavioral Health, OhioHealth provides inpatient and outpatient services throughout the Ohio region for patients with psychiatric disorders and their families.


Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

Inpatient Care Locations
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
3535 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214
For Admissions Call: (614) 566-2814

OhioHealth Marion General Hospital
1000 McKinley Park Drive
Marion, Ohio 43302
For Admissions Call: (740) 383-8540

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital
335 Glessner Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44903
For Admissions Call: (419) 520-2774
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.

ECT is a safe and effective treatment for some psychiatric disorders. We use it to treat depression, but it is also effective with other mood disorders, such as bipolar disorder. Before a patient receives their first treatment, they will create a treatment plan with their physician team to determine that ECT is the appropriate form of treatment. The total number of treatments needed to successfully treat severe depression will vary based on age, diagnosis, history of the illness, family support and response to treatment. Most people require six to twelve treatments and may notice a difference after two to four depending on the severity of their illness.

A psychiatric assessment and evaluation is available to patients receiving care at OhioHealth Emergency Departments.
Physicians may request a psychiatric assessment and evaluation for medical patients with psychiatric complications who are currently receiving inpatient hospital care. A psychiatrist, advance practice nurse or LISW will evaluate the patient, make recommendations for treatment and follow the patient’s course of care until he/she is stabilized.

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services

Outpatient Services Locations

OhioHealth Outpatient Behavioral Health Offices – Central Ohio
3820 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, Ohio 43214

  • General Information: (614) 566-4414
  • Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program: (614) 566-4414
  • Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio Rape Helpline: (614) 267-7020
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program: (614) 788-4725


OhioHealth Marion General Hospital Behavioral Health 
1000 McKinley Park Drive, Marion, Ohio 43302

  • Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program: (740) 383-8486
  • Aftercare Program: (740) 383-8486


OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Behavioral Health
335 Glessner Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio 44903

  • Intensive Outpatient Program: (419) 526-8942


OhioHealth Physician Group Behavioral Health
5141 West Broad Street, Suite 115, Columbus, Ohio 43228

  • Partial Hospitalization Program and Intensive Outpatient Program: (614) 544-1061
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS)

TMS Therapy uses highly focused magnetic pulses to stimulate the areas of the brain thought to control mood. The theory is that TMS Therapy causes neurons to become active, leading to the release of neurotransmitters to relieve symptoms of depression. Each outpatient 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.

Learn more about our TMS Therapy.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Partial Hospitalization Program is used either as a step down from inpatient care or to help prevent hospitalization for outpatients experiencing more acute symptoms. PHP is structured treatment in a group setting designed to treat adults with symptoms of depression, anxiety, and/or thought disorganization that are affecting their ability to function in multiple areas of their lives. The goal of this program is to stabilize the acute symptoms and help people return to more normal levels of functioning. Patients attend the program five days per week, up to six hours per day. Length of stay varies and is determined by individual needs.

Call (614) 566-4414 to learn more.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The Intensive Outpatient Program may serve as a step down from inpatient care or PHP, or for outpatients needing more intensive care than office visits. Depression, anxiety, and/or thought disorganization are the symptoms addressed in the group treatment format. The focus is on helping patients better understand their diagnosis, manage symptoms, increase functioning, and prevent relapse. Patients attend three or four days per week for up to four hours per day. Length of stay varies and is determined by individual needs.

Aftercare Program

OhioHealth Marion General Hospital offers two aftercare programs. Our Wednesday, two hour aftercare group supports those in the community with severe, persistent mental illness by helping them manage symptoms and maintain / increase functioning in the community. Lengths of stay are open ended.

Our Thursday two hour aftercare group focuses primarily on relapse prevention. Patients often attend as a step down from our Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient Programs. Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 weeks.

Behavioral Health Outpatient Consultation/Transition Services

These services are for patients who are awaiting placement with an ongoing physician for their behavioral health needs or for consultation. This service only accepts referrals from within OhioHealth.

Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO)

SARNCO is a rape crisis intervention and prevention program providing advocacy and emotional support in conjunction with medical and social services at OhioHealth Emergency Departments and other facilities in central Ohio. SARNCO also provides community outreach and prevention.

SARNCO’s 24-Hour Rape Helpline is (614) 267-7020. OhioHealth also supports survivors across the state via the Ohio Sexual Violence Helpline at (844) OHIO-HELP.

The OhioHealth Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio (SARNCO) also offers evidence collection examinations to survivors in local Emergency Departments.


The Mindfulness program at OhioHealth is a highly-effective and extensively researched program offering relief from stress-related symptoms, and promoting enhanced well-being and peace of mind. OhioHealth offers an eight-week and abbreviated “short course” to help anyone who wants support coping with real life challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress, serious illnesses and more.

Learn more about our Mindfulness program here or call (614) 788-4725 for more information.

Behavioral Health Resources

National Resources

  • Suicide Prevention Hotline Call: (800) 273-TALK (8255)
  • Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) Call: (800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Local Resources