Admissions to Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE

We commend you on taking the first step to improve your well being or the mental health of someone you love. Sibcy House offers the ideal setting for individuals seeking mental health treatment. Our world-class staff specialize in the mental health needs of adult patients 18 years and older. All services at Sibcy House are offered on a self-pay basis.

Internationally recognized for progressive programs and exceptional skills, our clinicians and support staff look forward to assisting you in your journey toward a healthier and more fulfilling life.

We understand that participation in one of the proven treatment programs at Sibcy House represents a serious commitment to your health and well-being. We are here to make your transition as smooth as possible as you renew your spirit and move toward restoring mental health.

With the goal of recovery and remission in mind, Sibcy House guests should be prepared to participate in a comprehensive schedule.

Beginning with diagnostic testing, which typically takes place during the first seven to ten days, individuals participating in the Sibcy House program will receive a full battery of tests. The diagnostic process includes psychological and neurological tests as well as a medical assessment.

Sibcy House guests will begin daily programming immediately, even before tests and assessments are completed. Though daily schedules will vary, Sibcy House guests are typically scheduled from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. A focus on symptom reduction and clinical skills building are an integral part of each patient’s Sibcy experience.

Once a guest begins his or her treatment plan, much of the daily programming consists of individual and group therapies, including cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, as well as group sessions that cover nutrition, substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, living skills, relapse prevention and spiritual enrichment. Regular exercise is also incorporated into daily activities.

For information on treatment with Sibcy House, contact us from 9 am to 7 pm EST. Discover more about how our comprehensive diagnostics can help identify your individual needs, and how our exceptional world-class staff can help.


What should I pack for my Sibcy House stay?

Please pack essential items including:

  • Five to seven changes of casual, comfortable clothing (Laundry facilities are available for use.)
  • Five to seven changes of undergarments and socks
  • Shoes (including a pair of gym shoes)
  • Pajamas, slippers and a robe
  • Sweater
  • Grooming items

Items that are not permitted include:

  • Any items restricted by law including weapons and ammunition
  • Items containing alcohol, resembling alcoholic beverages or which advertise alcohol as well as mood-altering chemicals or controlled substances
  • Clothing that is torn, revealing or imprinted with inappropriate messages related to drugs or alcohol, or that contains words or graphics that could be considered offensive
  • Inappropriate reading material or videos with ratings higher than PG-13
  • Candles or lanterns that would have open flame

What should I do with personal items?

  • Glasses and hearing aids should be kept in a case when not being worn. Please put your name on your case and keep it in your desk.
  • Dentures and other dental appliances should be stored in a plastic cup or case and kept in the bathroom when not in use. Please do not place them on bed linens or on a food service tray.
  • Valuables such as jewelry, watches, money and credit cards should be sent home or secured in the hospital safe.

Personal Electronic Devices:

Personal electronic devises are permitted but use is restricted to specific times.  When not in use items will be locked in a secure storage area.


Settling in at Sibcy House

At Sibcy House your comfort is important to us. Though you should feel free to call us with any specific questions you may have, we hope the following helps you prepare for your first few hours at Sibcy House.

Our 36-acre, private, wooded-setting is located in Mason, Ohio just outside of Cincinnati. To enter our campus, you will proceed down a half-mile drive across open fields with majestic, tree-lined paths. As you proceed down the drive, Lindner Center of HOPE will come into view, a lodge-like building nestled in a rolling terrain. Turn right and follow signs to the Sibcy House entrance.

Enter the lodge-style entrance. Our staff will be expecting you so please introduce yourself. The Sibcy House coordinator will meet you in the lobby and escort you to your room. Staff will assist you with luggage. Depending on the time of your arrival, we’ll ask you to make your lunch or dinner selections. Family members are welcome to stay or may leave at this time. If you have any medications with you, please give them to your family to take with them. We’ll provide all of your medication needs during your stay and make sure you leave with any needed prescriptions.

Once you’ve settled in, a staff member will review our patient handbook with you. You’ll be asked to sign a patient consent form which will allow the staff to begin your diagnostic testing and treatment. Your photograph will be taken (for our identification purposes only) and will be worn on a wristband for the duration of your stay. Your individualized treatment will begin with a private conversation with a member of the Sibcy House treatment team. During this initial conversation, which should take about 40 minutes, we’ll discuss your symptoms and treatment goals. A nurse will continue the admission process by taking your vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, respiration, height and weight) and initiating lab work.

During your assessment, a Sibcy House mental health specialist will review the contents of your luggage. Some grooming items, especially lotions or gels in glass containers, may be kept for you by the staff. You may check them out as you need them each day. After you have been at Sibcy House for about 24 hours, you may talk to the treatment team about keeping certain items and belongings in your room. If a diagnostic test or treatment is not scheduled, you are free to watch television, read in the library, get to know others in the community area, or unwind in your room.

Local Amenities

Whether you arrive for treatment early or family members need convenient accommodations while you are in treatment, this information offers a basic guide for accommodations, dining, and entertainment choices in the Greater Cincinnati area. Most of these suggestions are located within approximately three miles of Lindner Center of HOPE (Exit 19 off of I-71).


Admission information:

Contact Kathleen Neher, LISW-S

513-536-0537
1-888-537-4229
Fax 513-536-0409


Interventionist and Educational Consultant Referral Packet


Admissions FAQ

Sibcy House FAQ