As the front door to the Hamilton County public behavioral health system, Central Connection’s primary mission is to provide a standardized entry to a system of care that ensures that services are available, accessible, and of high quality. Central Connection staff are available 24/7/365 to answer calls and connect consumers to appropriate services.
Central Connection’s primary function is to assess, authorize and connect individuals and families to the appropriate behavioral health services. Clinicians can provide assessments, transitional case management and transitional medication management services, coordinate referrals, provide housing assessments, and application assistance for Medicaid and Social Security enrollment.
Location: 311 Albert Sabin Way, Cincinnati OH 45229
Phone: 513.558.8888 24/7
Family Access to Integrated Recovery (FAIR)
Family Access to Integrated Recovery (FAIR) is a program developed from a collaborative effort between the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, the Children’s Services Division of Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS), and Central Clinic Behavioral Health. FAIR is responsible for assessment, referral for services, and care management of the behavioral health needs of children and family members who are involved with Children’s Services. FAIR provides an entry to mental health and/or alcohol and drug services, and also monitors the service to ensure the child welfare goals of safety, permanence, and well-being are incorporated into treatment.
HOPE for Children and Families (HOPE) is a program of Mental Health Access Point. HOPE is a multi-system collaboration between the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (HCMHRSB), Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS), Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) and Hamilton County Juvenile Court. The primary functions of HOPE include intensive care coordination, referrals and connection to community services, consultation with multiple system partners, and assessment for non-traditional services that may be beneficial to the success of the youth enrolled. Hamilton Country residents under the age of 18 who are involved in two or more of these systems may be eligible for HOPE.