ADAMH Becomes Administrator of Columbus Area Operations

ADAMH Becomes Administrator of Columbus Area Operations

Updated on Monday, May 20, 2019

Current Columbus Area Clients: It is important for you to know that you will not be able to receive services at Columbus Area locations after May 24, 2019.

Client health and well-being are our highest priorities. ADAMH is committed to ensuring every affected person receives continued services by connecting them with one of our other ADAMH providers.  Any Columbus Area client still needing to be connected to a new provider should come to Columbus Area (1515 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215) before May 24 to get help with transferring to a new provider and refilling current prescriptions.

Please refer to this resource flyer for the week of May 20 for more information:

On April 26, the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County (ADAMH) received a request from the Columbus Area Board of Trustees to serve as administrator of all Columbus Area operations. This change in administration was approved by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. ADAMH assumed operations of Columbus Area effective April 30, 2019.

Key Columbus Area staff have been employed by ADAMH as contract staff in an attempt to assure timely transfer of clients to other ADAMH providers.

ADAMH is committed to ensuring the people who are receiving services at Columbus Area continue to receive the care they need. The health and well-being of all the people served by Columbus Area are our highest priorities. ADAMH staff are working to link Columbus Area clients to other providers and have prioritized meeting with clients who have the highest needs. Those include people with urgent or ongoing medication needs. ADAMH will schedule new walk-in hours each week at the 1515 E. Broad Street location to meet with as many clients as possible. (See the Resource Flyer above for upcoming walk-in hours.) So far, we have connected about 500 people to new providers. We are doing everything we can to link people to care.

We would like to thank the ADAMH providers, other health providers and community partners who have reached out to us to offer assistance. We will continue to keep the community updated on our progress.

ADAMH is engaged in conversations with community members about how to best meet the future needs of the people living on the near east side.

If you or a family member are receiving services from Columbus Area and are in need of immediate crisis services, please go to Netcare at 199 South Central Avenue or call 614.276.CARE (2273).

Crisis services for youth are available by contacting Nationwide Children’s Hospital at 614.722.1800.

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