Board Responsibilities

 

The Board is responsible for:

1. Planning mental health and addiction services for the community.
2. Funding those services through contracting relationships with service providers.
3. Monitoring the quality of the services provided.

 

The current major contract service agencies for the Board include Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services in Amelia (mental health services for adults), Clermont Recovery Center (addiction treatment services and a division of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services) and Child Focus, Inc. (mental health services for children). The Board also contracts with local hospitals for psychiatric inpatient services. Over 5,000 clients are served annually, and thousands more participate in prevention programs.

Services are provided from multiple locations in the county. Of those who receive services, approximately 650 are severely mentally disabled adults, about 450 are seriously emotionally disturbed children, and 1,500 are individuals of all ages with addiction.