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Q:WITH WHAT AGENCIES DOES THE ADAMH BOARD CONTRACT FOR SERVICES: Alternative Paths, OhioGuidestone, and Catholic Charities Community Services. However, the Board also maintains numerous smaller contracts to assure that a large spectrum of services are available within the county.
Q:WHAT IS THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF THESE CONTRACT AGENCIES? Alternative Paths, Inc. primarily focuses services to adults living with severe and persistent mental illness, as well as providing Emergency Psychiatric Services to citizens of all ages throughout the county, and forensic services within our local jail and juvenile detention center. Alternative Paths is now also providing alcohol and drug treatment services.
OhioGuidestone provides a full array of mental health and substance abuse treatment in Medina County for adults, children and adolescents, including Psychiatric treatment, a Medication-Assisted Treatment program, and Prevention Services. They provide diagnostic assessment and a variety of individual, group and family counseling options available in the Medina office, the community, or in the client's own home.
Catholic Charities Community Services provides a number of services within its entire organization. However, through Medina County ADAMH Board funding they provide mental health diagnoses for trauma, depression and other mood disorders, anxiety, attention deficits and others. They also offer group counseling, and senior case management to Medina County residents. Q:DOES THE BOARD ACTUALLY DELIVER SERVICES? No, the services are made available by contracts the Board enters into with predominantly private, non-profit agencies. Q:WHAT KIND OF SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE? These agencies offer a full range of outpatient services. Please see their websites for details:
Alternative Paths, Inc. OhioGuidestone Catholic Charities Q:HOW MUCH DO SERVICES COST? Many factors affect service cost, including type of service, individual versus group counseling, etc. In addition, your cost in most instances will be supported by other payors such as Medicare, Medicaid or insurance, depending on your circumstances. Q:WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM THAT THE BOARD USES TO CONTRACT FOR SERVICES? Monies come Federal, State, and Local sources. Medina County passed the Human Services Levy on November 5, 2020 and the 1-mil levy will generate about $5 million annually for the next five years. Q:WILL MEDICAID, MEDICARE AND/OR INSURANCE BE ACCEPTED? Yes, Medicaid, Medicare, and most insurances are accepted. Q:IF I DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE OR ADEQUATE FINANCIAL RESOURCES CAN I STILL RECEIVE SERVICES? Yes. The ADAMH Board provides funds specifically to its contract agencies to ensure services are available regardless of your inability to pay. Our contract agencies provide services on what is called a "sliding fee scale," which means that the fees for your services are based on the size of your family and the amount of your income. It ranges from 10% of the fees, to 100% of the fees. Most people find the sliding fee scale meets their needs in assisting with the payment for services. Q:DO THE AGENCIES HAVE A PSYCHIATRIST ON STAFF? Yes.
Q:DOES THE BOARD HAVE ANY SERVICE PRIORITIES? Yes, with respect to Mental Health, the Board's highest service priority is to serve those individuals who are living with severe and persistent mental illness. With respect to Alcohol, and Drugs, the Federal government identifies priority populations. Ohio Revised Codes 340.032 and 340.033 will both become effective on 7/1/2017. The first code requires all counties to establish a community-based continuum of care for alcohol and drug treatment services. The second code sets a standard for opiate and co-occurring drug addiction treatment and support services. It sets a continuum of care that must be offered, including ambulatory and sub-acute detoxification, non-intensive and intensive outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, peer mentoring, residential treatment services, recovery housing, and twelve-step approaches. These support services must be available within the service district of each board of alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services, except that sub-acute detoxification and residential treatment services may be made available through a contract with providers located in other service districts. The following is a list of populations that are board service priorities for substance abuse, that with the exception of pregnant women and individuals involved with the child welfare system, are in no rank order: Pregnant Women Individuals involved in the child welfare system Women Injecting drug users Clients at risk for tuberculosis Children and adolescents Individuals involved in the criminal justive system TANF recipients (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) Q:WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? Alternative Paths, Inc. is located at 246 Northland Drive, Medina, OH 44256 OhioGuidestone is located at 246 Northland Drive, Medina, OH 44256 Catholic Charities is located at: 4210 North Jefferson Street, Medina, OH 44256 Q:WHEN DOES THE BOARD MEET? The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month (except December and July) at 5:30 p.m. Its Finance and Planning Committees meet on Tuesday evenings of the week prior to the Board meeting at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively. Times and dates of meetings are subject to change. All changes will be posted in the newspaper.
Q:HOW MANY MEMBERS ARE ON THE BOARD? The Board size is 14, with appointments from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and from the County Commissioners.