Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

NPR Affiliate Radio Ad in Support of 2017 Mental Health Awareness Month

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NPR Affiliate Radio Ad in Support of 2017 Mental Health Awareness Month

Central Clinic Awarded Multiple Grants From The Andrew Jergens Foundation!

We are excited and humbled to announce these awards. Please see the attached PDF for more information.

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Dr. Maria Piombo Receive SAMHSA-HRSA Grant!

Central Clinic is pleased to announce that Maria Piombo, EdD, PCC-S, the Clinical Director of the Child and Family Treatment Center, has been chosen to participate in the Addressing Health Disparities Leadership Program through the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions. Dr. Piombo’s grant focuses on addressing barriers to mental health services for Latino children and their families in Cincinnati. Please read the attached link for more information on this vital SAMHSA initiative.

You can view the full announcement in PDF format here.


For the second year in a row, Central Clinic was named as one of the top work places in Cincinnati. This year Central Clinic ranked 12th among the medium-sized companies in Cincinnati. The companies included in The Enquirer’s 75 Top Work Places were selected based on an exhaustive survey of employees measuring qualities such as company leadership, compensation and trainin, workplace flexibility, and diversity. The rankings and overall results were showcased in the Top Work Places special section, published in The enquirer on June 17, 2012.

Central Clinic was founded by United Way (then Community Chest) and is the oldest community mental health agency west of the Alleghenies. Dr. Raymond Walter, then president of the University of Cincinnati, worked out a plan to move the clinic to the UC medical Campus to provide training and community-wide services. Today, our programs impact 12,000 to 15,000 people a year.

Congratulations to the entire Central Clinic staff for this outstanding accomplishment.

For our link on the Top Workplaces website, please click here.

Central Clinic Keeps You Informed with Facebook, Twitter And A New eNewsletter!

Central Clinic has joined the social media revolution at full speed! You can now discover up to the minute news, events and useful tidbits of information about our fantastic agency!

We are thrilled to launch these new media outlets and we hope you find it useful and informative. We have also launched our Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as our new eNewsletter and we encourage you to subscribe via email, “like” us or “follow”us for immediate news updates. We want you to know exactly how Central Clinic is making a difference with the mental health needs of the people of Greater Cincinnati!

On Twitter, you can follow us by clicking here.

On Facebook, you can like us by clicking here.

For email, you can subscribe to our newsletter by clicking here.

Thank you for continuing to support Central Clinic!

Central Clinic Named Top Workplace!

From the President and CEO of Central Clinic, Dr. Walter Smitson:

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Central Clinic Group ranked #9 as a Top Workplace Company out of 25 mid- size companies. Overall 40, companies submitted results.

As President and CEO it is very rewarding to know that all our collective efforts to make our work places healthy and enjoyable have created this result. Having positive work environments greatly enhances our mission of providing behavioral health care services to people of all ages. We now have seven work sites, three in Butler County and four in Hamilton County. In addition our Forensic Center covers six counties. Congratulations to everyone for this outcome. Thanks to Lisa Hart for coordinating this effort. Meanwhile we will continue our commitment to make all places even better in the future.

For more information, please click on the link: Cincinnati’s Top Workplaces – Central Clinic

For a PDF selection from the original article, please click on the link: Central Clinic In Top Workplaces

Taylor Academy is a WINNER!

Dr. Walter Smitson is happy to announce that Ethel M. Taylor Academy is the winner of the 2011 Community Schools National Awards of Excellence.

This is an award given by the Coalition for Community Schools. We are very excited as this is a NATIONAL honor. Only 3 schools are picked out of the entire country. The letter from the Coalition for Community Schools is attached.

Central Clinic is the lead agency at Taylor. The Clinic provides the Resource Coordinator, After-School Program and it’s Coordinator. A huge thank you goes to Annie Bogenschutz and her entire team at Taylor. If you have any questions about the award or the programs, feel free to contact Annie, the Resource Coordinator, at or 513.310.5539.

Taylor Academy Award Letter from The Coalition for Community Schools

Central Clinic Renews National Accreditation

Central Clinic has been accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a period of three years effective May 2009. This accreditation, which extends through May 2012, is the third successive time Central Clinic has received a three year accreditation by our national accrediting body.

All Central Clinic sites, services and programs are covered by this accreditation decision.

As stated in the CARF award letter, “This achievement is an indication of your organization’s dedication and commitment to improving the quality of lives of the persons served. Services, personnel and documentation clearly indicate an established pattern of practice excellence.”