Phone: (513) 558-8888
Fax: (513) 558-3133
Director: David Bagent, MSW, LISW-S

General Information

As the front door to the Hamilton County public mental health system, Mental Health Access Point (MHAP), a division of Central Clinic, provides assessment, support, and connections for individuals and families who are in need of mental health services. MHAP’s primary mission is to provide a standardized entry to a managed system of care that ensures services are available, accessible, and of high quality.

MHAP operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer calls and connect consumers to appropriate services. To access MHAP, call 513-558-8888.

For more information, please visit

Primary Functions

MHAP's primary functions are:

  • Assessments, authorization for and connection to appropriate mental health services
  • Utilization review and monitoring of publicly-funded mental health services
  • Quality improvement and assurance through clinical and statistical review
  • MACSIS data enrollment to provide benefits to consumers entering the public mental health system

Available Services

As the front door for access into public mental health services in Hamilton County, MHAP provides the following services:

  • Mental health assessments
  • Transitional case management and medication management services for children and adults who have immediate mental health needs so consumers can experience a seamless progression of service delivery
  • Triage of mental health referrals from community providers for intensive services
  • Housing assessments for adult consumers currently connected to case management services requesting to move into Adult Care Homes
  • Application assistance for medical and disability benefits (Medicaid and Social Security)


As part of a collaborative effort between the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and the Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) as well as a partnership between Central Clinic and the Alcoholism Council, FAIR became operational on February 1, 2010.



HOPE for Children and Families (HOPE) is a multi-system collaboration and is responsible for the referral, connection, monitoring and coordination of services for children and youth who are involved in two or more county system.



MHAP is located at Central Clinic’s historic Logan Hall at 311 Albert Sabin Way, on the campus of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. For directions and information, please click the link below.

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