Wait Times

AGENCIES SERVING CHILDREN

AMHERST:
Firelands
(440) 984-3882

ELYRIA:
Applewood Centers
(440) 324-1300

Bellefaire JCB
(440) 723-5501

Pathways Counseling
(440) 323-5707

LORAIN:
OhioGuidestone
(440) 260-6118

THE NORD CENTER:
(440) 233-7232


AGENCIES SERVING ADULTS

AMHERST:
Far West Center
(440) 988-4900

Firelands Counseling
(440) 984-3882

ELYRIA:
Pathways Counseling
(440) 323-5707

LORAIN:
OhioGuidestone
(440) 260-6118

The Nord Center
(440) 233-7232

Find help. Feel better.

Do you want personalized help finding the mental health resources you need? Lorain County has a new way to connect residents to the right mental health service the first time, while assisting potential clients to overcome obstacles to care.

The Lorain County Navigator can help you. 440.240.7025.

Lorain County Mental Health Navigator | How it Works

You call the Navigator at 440.240.7025, for yourself or your child, and discuss your mental health concerns. The Navigator will connect you with an agency, and can help solve payment, transportation, or language barriers to service. Available in English and Spanish.

This is not an emergency service. In a psychiatric emergency, please call 1.800.888.6161.

For non-emergency referrals, the Navigator is available weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., or leave a message any time. 440.240.7025.

Agencies Serving Children

MENTAL HEALTH (CHILD & ADOLESCENT) PROVIDER WAITING LIST
For the week of  June 19, 2017.

 

Mental Health Counseling Appointments for Children & Adolescents:

  • Applewood
  • Bellefaire JCB
  • Pathways
  • Firelands* (Spanish speaking clinician serves adolescents but not younger children) 

Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) for Children & Adolescents (for youth who need stabilization for mental health symptoms):

  • OhioGuidestone reports no wait.

Other intensive services available for youth:

  • The Nord Center reports availability of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with no wait. This service is appropriate for adolescents with self-harming behaviors. This service should be specifically requested when calling.
  • The Nord Center reports availability of Anger Management Groups for Adolescents with no wait. This service should be specifically requested when calling.
  • Firelands reports availability of CPST for youth with mental health symptoms that have a significant impact on functioning.

Pharmacological Management appointments for children & adolescents:

  • Applewood reports the shortest wait (37 days).

 

OTHER SERVICE-RELATED INFORMATION:

The Nord Center* provides same-day walk-in appointments FOR ADULTS, Tuesday through Friday. Potential clients should arrive before 9:00 a.m. the day they would like to begin services. Most clients who arrive by 9:00 a.m. will be seen at that time, with a small number needing to wait until 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. for appointments on the same day. Call 440.233.7232.

Firelands* reports same-day appointments. Potential clients interested in a Mental Health Assessment at Firelands should call 440.984.3882 in the morning on the date that they would like to be seen.

Lorain County Residents experiencing a mental health emergency are encouraged to call the Nord Emergency Stabilization Services 24/7 Hotline 1.800.888.6161.

* Indicates that SPANISH SPEAKING PROVIDERS ARE AVAILABLE. (Nord Center offers bilingual psychiatry through the use of an interpreter. Firelands offers bilingual services through a bilingual clinician.)

*Options listed reflect agencies that submitted their reports by the deadline. Agencies are considered to have availability if there is an appointment available within 14 days.


Agencies Serving Adults

MENTAL HEALTH (ADULT) PROVIDER WAITING LIST
For the week of June 19, 2017.

 

Counseling Appointments for Adults: 

  • Pathways
  • Firelands* (This service is available in Spanish)

Counseling Appointments for Adults with Medicare Insurance:

  • Firelands* (This service is available in Spanish)
  • Pathways

Maternal Depression Services (for pregnant or postpartum mothers with depression):

  • Bellefaire JCB
  • OhioGuidestone
  • Far West Center

CPST for Adults (formerly Case Management Services):

  • Firelands* (This service is available in Spanish)
  • The Nord Center* (This service is available in Spanish.)

Pharmacological Management Appointments for Adults:

  • Far West Center reports a 43-day wait for potential clients with moderate to severe mental health symptoms.
  • OhioGuidestone reports a 56 day wait for adults with mild mental health symptoms.

 

OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICES

The Nord Center has same day walk-in appointments FOR ADULTS (Tuesday thru Friday). Potential clients should arrive before 9:00 AM Most clients who arrive by 9am will be seen at that time, with a small number having to wait for an 11am or 1pm appointments on the same day. Call 440.233.7232.

Firelands reports same-day appointments. Clients who would like a mental health assessment at Firelands should call 440.984.3882 on the day that they would like to be seen. Scheduled appointments are also available.

Lorain County Residents experiencing a mental health emergency are encouraged to call the Nord Emergency Stabilization Services 24/7 Hotline 1.800.888.6161.

* Indicates that SPANISH SPEAKING PROVIDERS ARE AVAILABLE. (Nord Center offers bilingual psychiatry through the use of an interpreter. Firelands offers services through a bilingual clinician.)

Options listed reflect agencies that submitted their reports by the deadline. Agencies are considered to have availability if there is an appointment available within 14 days.