The Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) is partnering with the Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC) and other community stakeholders to plan and construct a comprehensive center intended to support the wellness of adults in Franklin County experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) a crisis associated with their mental health and/or substance use disorder. The new facility will be designed to provide 24/7 access to care to self-referrals, hospitals/health systems, the first responder system, law enforcement, probate, and community-based providers. It will also provide a safe, therapeutic setting, which stabilizes the consumer and links him/her to the least restrictive treatment options.
The objectives and goals of the proposed Crisis Center are to:
Increase access to mental health and addiction crisis care, so that it meets the needs of all Franklin County residents, including, at-risk and socially disadvantaged populations. The Crisis Center will provide access 24/7 to self-referrals, EMS, police and hospitals, and will serve other community stakeholders including the probate court and community-based providers.
Improve quality of crisis care, by offering a spectrum of mental health and addiction services (from lobby-level to observation to inpatient) and direct links to community-based programs after crisis care is provided.
Construct a facility that meets current and future demand. Franklin County is forecasted to have a 23% growth in outpatient mental health and addiction services in the next 10 years.
Provide a central core facility that serves as a preferred destination for mental health and addiction crisis needs, while simultaneously decompressing hospital EDs, and reducing the need for medical clearance.
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