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Partnering to Improve Access to Mental Health Care Cincinnati Children’s and the Lindner Center of HOPE

In 2011, the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s began collaborating with the Lindner Center of HOPE (LCOH), located in Mason, Ohio. The goal of this partnership was to better develop and improve the mental health care system for children and adolescents living in Northern Greater Cincinnati communities.

The joining of these two organizations brings together the Lindner Center of HOPE’s award-winning therapeutic environment and Cincinnati Children’s strengths in programming and service management. Together, they operate a 16 bed adolescent inpatient unit and adjacent Partial Hospitalization Program for adolescents age 12 to 17 – improving access to expert mental health care providers for families throughout the region.


Cincinnati Children’s Partial Hospitalization program at the LCOH location has 20 seats available and is a comprehensive treatment option for adolescents ages 12 to 17. Partial Hospitalization can assist adolescents in transitioning from an inpatient stay to a daily routine within their home environments and can also be considered as a treatment alternative to inpatient hospitalization.


Cincinnati Children’s symptom specific inpatient treatment program offers psychiatric care. The treatment team works with each patient and family to understand the contributors and consequences of the patient’s illness and begin to develop strategies and specific skills towards taking control of the child’s mental and physical wellbeing.

Treatment for adolescents battling eating disorders is also available at the LCOH campus, through the Lindner Center’s nationally recognized Harold C. Schott Eating Disorders Treatment Team. Treatment is available for adolescents diagnosed with:

• Anorexia Nervosa
• Binge Eating Disorder • Bulimia Nervosa
• Compulsive Exercising

Because eating disorders are a form of mental illness, patients live and receive both inpatient and partial hospitalization care side-by-side with patients facing other mental illnesses. Treatment combines psychiatric management, psychotherapy, nutritional services and family engagement throughout the patient’s care.

For more information on the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Lindner Center of HOPE, please contact Sarah Sullivan by email at [email protected]

Partnering To Improve Access To Mental Health Care Cincinnati Children’s And The Lindner Center Of HOPE
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