Central Clinic Behavioral Health Celebrates 100 Years

What a difference 100 years makes! What began in 1923 has evolved over the past 100 years into an award-winning behavioral health services organization serving nearly 18,000 people per year – Central Clinic Behavioral Health.

Established in 1923 with a five-year, $30,000 investment from Community Chest (now United Way), Central Clinic Behavioral Health (CCBH) was the first mental health nonprofit organization in the State of Ohio and one of the only community clinics serving both children and adults. Central Psychiatric Clinic, its original name, received national attention because it provided community-based mental health services for children — a different approach for treating patients at that time. The uniqueness of CCBH is evident in every service delivered – every patient/client experiences hope. Services are accessible, individualized, effective, consum- er-oriented, recovery/resiliency-based, and trauma-informed.