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  • About Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

    About Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry

    Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry strives to set ourselves apart from other mental health facilities by offering individualized, superior care that improves the quality of life for our patients " while providing valuable resources and support for their loved ones and caretakers.

    At Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry, we make every effort to impart our values on every aspect of our treatment. We are dedicated to providing advanced care in a compassionate environment.


    Our Mission is to set ourselves apart from other mental health facilities by offering individualized, superior care that improves the quality of life for our patients and provides a reliable resource for the community.Our Vision, as an ever-improving care facility, is to redefine the way mental health care is delivered. We will continue to be the leader in creating distinct effective mental health disease management through our partnerships with physicians and other clinical professionals; the application of technology; and most important, the extension of our services from our hospital to the home.

    Our Values are what truly make us stand out. They include:

    Family: We treat each other like family, and we empathize with and support the families who have a loved one with a mental illness.

    Service: We treat our internal and external customers the way we would want to be treated, being especially responsive to the needs of concerned and sensitive family members whose loved one is in our care.

    Exceptional Patient Outcomes: We diligently measure our quality of care and resulting outcomes to improve treatment delivery systems and processes that impact those outcomes.

    Ethics: We uphold the highest standards of ethical behavior at all times.

    Easy Access and Efficient Mental Healthcare: We make it easy for people who need care to access our treatment programs, and we are committed to improve the relationship between cost and treatment output.

    Education and Training: We pledge to hire and develop those most qualified in our service industry.

    Altruism: We giveback to the communities in which we operate. Our people volunteer time, talent and treasure for charitable causes, especially for the mentally ill in our communities.

  • The Jason Foundation

    The Jason Foundation

    The Jason Foundation, Inc. (JFI) is dedicated to the prevention of the Silent Epidemic of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs that equip young people, educators/youth workers and parents with the tools and resources to help identify and assist at-risk youth.

    JFI believes that awareness and education are the first steps to prevention. We want to establish a Triangle of Prevention by providing students, parents and teachers the tools and resources to help identify and help at-risk youth. This is accomplished through a curriculum unit for students and informational seminars for teachers and parents. This instructional kit provides resources to accomplish this goal.

  • Richard Nockowitz M.D.

    Richard Nockowitz M.D.

    Dr. Nockowitz received his medical education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, followed by training at Harvard Medical Schools Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. There, he completed a Clinical Fellowship in Medicine, a General Psychiatry Residency,followed by a Fellowship in Consultation Psychiatry. Dr. Nockowitz has expertise in the areas of medical-psychiatric interface, neuropsychiatry,dementia and delirium, and complex partial seizures. He has authored numerous book chapters on depression and suicide, psychpharmacology, and enhancing patient compliance.

    Most recently, he founded My Psychiatric Partner, LLC, a tele-medicine service that utilizes videoconferencing to provide psychiatric care in various medical settings and directly to patients at home. Dr. Nockowitz serves as the Medical Director at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry and also provides inpatient geriatric psychiatric services at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How are patients admitted?
    Patients may either be admitted through an Emergency Department or may be directly admitted. Prior to a Direct Admission, the Attending Psychiatrist at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry will review your case and make a determination. Admissions are accepted 24 hours a day by calling our Intake & Assessment Department at 614-444-7472

    What should I expect upon admission?
    Upon admission, you will be greeted byHospital staff. An Admission Nurse will meet with you privately to explain the inpatient hospitalization process. The nurse will gather information regarding your history, current symptoms, medications and other important information andprovide you with an orientation to the program and your assigned unit. Every patient will be seen by a Psychiatric Care Provider as well as a Medical Provider within 24 hours of arrival.

    At what point should I seek treament formyself or a loved one?
    You should seek help when life's challenges become overwhelming or when any of the following symptoms present themselves:suicidal behavior or thoughts of self-harm, self mutilation, thoughts of harming others, severe agitation, uncontrollable anger, thought disorders,distorted perception of reality, severe mood swings, medication non-compliance and significant behaviors or behavior changes in the senior adult.

    What can I expect when it is time for me to leave the hospital?
    Your Psychiatrist, Social Worker and other treatment team members will create a discharge plan that will provide appropriate follow-up care that will keep you connected and stable when you leave the hospital. Prior to leaving,you will receive a written discharge plan, detailing your psychiatric appointments, medical appointments when indicated, medications and other important information.

    How are patients referred?
    Patients may be self-referred or referred by a physician, social worker, therapist or other mental health professional. To make a referral, an individual can call our Intake & Assessment Department at 614-444-7472.

    Do you accept my insurance?
    Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is contracted for services with Medicare and most insurance companies. Our Intake & Assessment Department will assist in determining your insurance coverage.

    What types of illnesses are treated at Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry?
    Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry is an expert in dealing with a broad range of issues,from helping one adjust to a stressful life event to stabilizing a serious decompensation of a chronic mental illness. In addition, we have expertise in problems related to aging and dementia, as well as substance-related issues and addictions.

    Doall of the patients stay together or are they on separate units?
    Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry has arranged the units so that people struggling with similar issues are together on the same unit. This makes for a comfortable environment and enhances the benefits of the group sessions. It also allows people to learn about their illnesses and treatments, as well as strategies for maintaining stability after discharge.

    Is there any way to transition more quickly to outpatient services to shorten mytime in the hospital?
    Yes.Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry wants you to integrate back into your life as soon as you are well enough. Our Partial Hospitalization Program is a day program that allows you to receive intensive treatment without having to stay in the hospital overnight, and also can be used to facilitate your transition from the hospital admission back to your regular outpatient services.

    Who oversees and supervises the clinical services?
    Ohio Hospital for Psychiatry Medical Director is Richard Nockowitz, M.D., a Board Certified Psychiatrist who completed internal medicine then psychiatry training at Harvard Medical Schools Massachusetts General Hospital. At Massachusetts General, he also received specialized fellowship training in Consultation Psychiatry, which focuses on the overlap between medical and psychiatric disorders. He believes in the importance of understanding the problem clearly,making an accurate diagnosis, and ruling out any medical issues that could be causing psychiatric symptoms. He is an expert in psychopharmacology and regularly supervises and teaches the clinical staff.

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