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Scioto County Clinic
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM-12:00PM


Adams County Clinic
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM-12:00PM


Lawrence County Clinic (Carlton Davidson and Lane Street)
Monday-Thursday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Friday 8:00AM-12:00PM (Carlton Davidson)

News
Shawnee has new No Show policy
Shawnee Family Health Center No Show and Cancellation Policy Effective March 3, 2014, if you do not come to a scheduled appointment or do not call us at least 24 hours prior to the appointment to cancel then you will be listed as “not showing” for the appointment or as a failed appointment.

Examples of failed appointments include:
• Appointment is at 3:00 PM but you call to cancel the same day
• Appointment is at 3:00 PM and you do not show for the appointment but call later to cancel

Shawnee is limiting the number of failed appointments to two (2) in a 6 month period.
To help keep clients engaged in treatment, we will contact you by phone after each no-show or late cancelled appointment,. If we cannot reach you by phone we will send you a letter.

If you no show (or do not call 24 hours in advance to cancel) for two appointments in a 6 month period, we will not be able to reschedule an appointment for you or your family member. Instead, we will send you a letter explaining the need to develop an alternative scheduling plan. If after receiving the letter you do not contact us within 10 days to discuss a plan, then we will assume that you are no longer interested in services of any kind and will close your file.

Alternate Scheduling Options Include:
• Same-day appointments – you can call and ask to see the service provider that day and if the provider has an opening we will give you the opening. If the service provider has no openings that day, then you would simply call us the next day to check availability.
• Level of Care Change – you and your provider can negotiate a change in level of care and needed services.
• Stopping services – you may no longer be in need of the services we offer.
• For instance, ongoing weekly therapy may no longer be needed so you may change your treatment plan to meet with your therapist less frequently and continue seeing the doctor or nurse practitioner, or
• You may only need to receive medical appointments because your symptoms have improved – this will be determined by you and your provider
• Stopping services – you may no longer be in need of the services we offer. No Show Policy


Shawnee board elects officers, recognizes retiree
Portsmouth, OH – November 14, 2013 - The Board of Directors of Shawnee Mental Health Center, Inc. held its annual election of officers for the November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014 term.  Ronald B. Lynch was elected to serve as Chairperson.  He is a resident of Adams County and is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.  Paige Robbins was elected to serve as Vice Chair.  She is a resident of Scioto County and is the Director of Scioto County Department of Job and Family Services.  Jeff Gaskin was elected to serve as Secretary.  He is a resident of Lawrence County and is an EMT with Lawrence County EMS and served on the South Point Village Council.  Linda “Lou” Carter was elected to serve as Treasurer.  She is a resident of Scioto County and is a Commercial Accounts Banker with PNC Bank.

The Board also said goodbye to Leslie Morton of Scioto County who leaves the all-volunteer board after six years of exemplary service.  During her tenure, Mrs. Morton served on the personnel, program and nominating committees and held the office of Vice Chair of the board.   Cynthia Holstein, CEO of Shawnee, expressed her appreciation for Mrs. Morton’s support and guidance, stating, “Leslie has kept our long-standing mission of ‘health, hope and healing’ in the forefront.  Without community leaders like her we could not maintain a strong organization.”

Shawnee Mental Health Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that has been providing comprehensive behavioral healthcare services to adults and children in Adams, Lawrence and Scioto Counties in Ohio since 1973.

More recently, Shawnee has expanded its services to include providing primary healthcare to adults and children at its Portsmouth, Coal Grove and West Union, Ohio clinics.  Also, through the establishment of Southern Ohio Vocational Services, Shawnee is providing vocational services to adults with disabilities in 13 Ohio counties.
                                                                                               

For more information about Shawnee and its services, contact Cynthia Holstein, CEO, at 740-355-8686 or c.holstein@shawneemhc.org, or visit our website at www.shawneemhc.org.

Shawnee Mental Health selected as one of the first health homes in Ohio
Shawnee has been designated as a Medicaid health home by the Ohio Department of Mental Health.  A health home is composed of teams of professionals working together with the client and family to help people with mental illness achieve optimum health.

Studies show that people with mental illness have a shorter life and die on average approximately 25 years earlier than people without serious mental illness. Physical health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, are common for people with serious and persistent mental illness and are factors related to this early mortality. These conditions, often worsened by medications taken to treat mental illness, are preventable when care providers treat the whole person instead of a particular illness.


Designation as a health home will enable Shawnee Mental Health Center to move toward treating the whole person and not just address mental health only.  Staff at Shawnee are excited about this opportunity to better serve the community and enhance the health of people in Adams, Lawrence and Scioto Counties.

For more information about health homes and Shawnee’s designation, please contact the county clinic director.

Adams County = George Staker  937-544-5581
Lawrence County = John Bowman 740-533-6280
Scioto County = Jim Haas 740-354-7702