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What Happens After Diagnosis?

Once a diagnosis has been decided upon, you and your OSU Harding Behavioral Health team will:

  • Discuss your diagnosis and possible elements of your care plan
  • Decide upon level of care, location and treatment options that are best for you
  • Develop your personalized care plan
  • Help you transition into your Ohio State care plan

Care Programs

Adult Inpatient Care Harding Hospital

The adult program at OSU Harding Hospital can provide you with emergency stabilization related to:

You will receive treatment in a caring and supportive environment. We will help you as you work to return to independent living and family participation. People seek inpatient care at OSU Harding Hospital for treatment of:

Adult Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient Care Harding Hospital

Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs at OSU Harding Hospital offer quality therapeutic treatment without an overnight hospital stay.

The Adult Partial Hospitalization Program at OSU Harding Hospital can provide you with treatments such as therapy, medications and education without an overnight stay. This program helps with goal setting and relapse prevention. It is open weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Patients often participate for 4-7 days.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program can help you transition from Partial Hospitalization to community or family living. This program helps with symptom management and education.  It is open weekdays from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Patients often participate for 12 days.

Evening Intensive Outpatient Program can help you with symptom management and skills development. It is open Monday-Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Patients often participate for 12 days.

Aftercare Support Group is designed to help you after you complete Partial Hospitalization or an Intensive Outpatient Program. It provides general support and acts as a refresher to cognitive behavioral therapy. It meets the third Wednesday of each month from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Child and Adolescent Care Harding Hospital

The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at OSU Harding Hospital offers emergency stabilization for those who are preschool through high school with problems including:

The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at OSU Harding Hospital has specialty programs for:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Learning Disability Assessment
  • Mood Disorders (including Family Services)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Psychological Assessment

Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

OSU Harding Behavioral Health is now accepting referrals to its Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This program is for youth, ages 13-18, who are having difficulty managing the symptoms of their mental illness at home, school or in their community. IOP is designed to treat patients more aggressively in an outpatient group therapy setting as a step down from inpatient care or a step up from weekly outpatient sessions that are not effectively addressing symptoms.

The IOP offers structured daily group therapy aimed at helping each young person develop a cognitive-behavioral symptom management plan. For 3 hours daily over a 12-day curriculum, the clinical team will help young people and their family members learn or refine the tools and skills they need to more effectively manage symptoms and move forward in their lives. For information, call 614-293-9560.

Drug and Alcohol Care Talbot Hall

The caring staff of Ohio State's Talbot Hall offers the proven treatment that can help you achieve and maintain sobriety. Since 1974, the staff of Talbot Hall have led thousands of Ohioans to recovery and an improved physical, mental, behavioral, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Ohio State staff offers these adult services in its 25-bed Talbot Hall facility:

Inpatient Detoxification – An intensive, medically managed program in which patients are prescribed medication to facilitate a safe and comfortable withdrawal from chemicals. Detoxification typically requires 3.5 days for alcohol dependency and 4 days for opiate dependency. Once the person is stabilized, education, skills training, counseling and participation in a 12-Step program are offered and encouraged.

Partial Hospitalization – Structured care program for at least 5 hours during the typical 8-hour workday. This offers an alternative to more costly overnight hospitalization while offering support for those who may not be able to make a full return to home or work.

Intensive Outpatient – Three-hour sessions, offered in the mornings and evenings, allow individuals to maintain family and work responsibilities while moving forward in recovery. Family programming is offered and 12-Step participation is stressed. Upon completion of this program (typically 18 sessions), the person is offered continuing care group sessions for one year, free of charge.

Outpatient – Individual or group therapy that is approximately one hour per week to help you learn and practice skills to manage your disorder.

Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Care at Talbot Hall – For young people (ages 12-18) who have become involved with alcohol or substance abuse or show signs of chemical dependency, Talbot Hall offers these services:

  • Assessment
  • Outpatient individual counseling
  • An evening family-centered program

Family-centered Recovery Care Talbot Hall

Your family members can be an integral part of your recovery. It is not necessary to have a family member in a treatment program at Talbot Hall in order to participate in certain groups. In fact, family members sometimes join a group before the person with the dependency seeks help.

Family programs provide opportunities to:

  • Understand the interpersonal dynamics of substance dependency and how to support the recovery process
  • Learn about Al-Anon, Nar-Anon and other support groups
  • Work through the personal issues created by the dependency

Family Services at Talbot Hall include:

  • Individual sessions for family members alone or combined family/patient sessions
  • Structured group therapy for all outpatient programs
  • Weekly lecture and education groups for family members only and also for patients and families together

The Family Education Group meets Thursday evenings at Talbot Hall, 6 - 8 p.m. It features a lecture-discussion group for family members and significant others only. This six-week education group addresses: the disease of chemical dependency, effects on the family, relapse and recovery. No sign-up is necessary.

Women's Behavioral Health  

Ohio State's Women's Behavioral Health is a reproductive psychiatry center for women, which provides specialized evaluation and care to help ensure behavioral and sexual well-being.

Women's Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) - Our Women's Integrated Sexual Health team has particular expertise in the sexual and emotional health needs of cancer patients and survivors. This program provides:

  • Help for cancer patients and survivors coping with sexual difficulties
  • Individual consultation and education as well as individual and group psychotherapy
  • Psychological intervention designed to prevent or reduce the sexual difficulties and stress that can follow cancer diagnosis and treatment

To schedule an appointment with Ohio State's Women's Integrated Sexual Health (WISH) program, call 614-293-9600. Specify that you would like an appointment with WISH or Kristen Carpenter, PhD. You may also contact Dr. Carpenter by email at Kristen.Carpenter@osumc.edu.

Maternal-Fetal Psychiatry (MFP) - Ohio State's Maternal-Fetal Psychiatry program provides care to women experiencing distress or emotional disorders in association with childbearing. This includes women receiving assisted reproduction or who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. We also offer comprehensive education and treatment planning for women with a history of psychiatric illness during preconception planning, pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Our expertise includes:

  • Pre-Conception Evaluation and Counseling: Assistance for women who have a history of psychiatric illness and are considering starting their families
  • Pregnancy Evaluation and Treatment Planning: Ongoing care during pregnancy and timely decision-making for the best outcomes for mother and baby
  • Postpartum Prevention: Assistance for women with a history of postpartum depression or other psychiatric illness, who are at increased risk for significant emotional distress following delivery
  • Postpartum Onset Illness: Effective, safe and expedient treatment of postpartum depression
  • Pregnancy Loss: Supportive care for women who experience a miscarriage or other pregnancy loss
  • Infertility: Support to help women cope with the challenges of infertility

To schedule an appointment with the Maternal-Fetal Psychiatry (MFP) program, call 614-293-9600. Specify that you would like a Maternal-Fetal Psychiatry appointment and that you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, have recently delivered or have recently experienced a pregnancy or infant loss.

The Level of Care

Your level of care is determined based upon your individual needs:

  • Inpatient – 24-hour treatment in a safe, structured hospital setting
  • Partial Hospitalization/Intensive Outpatient – intensive therapy several hours per week but without an overnight hospital stay
  • Outpatient – individual or group care during a day or evening appointment

Treatment Options

Your OSU Harding Behavioral Health team will work with you to develop an evidence-based program of medical care that offers you the best opportunity for success. Evidence-based care integrates the discoveries of advanced research with the insights of our clinical experts and your unique condition and needs.

This evidence-based plan may include: