Admissions to Williams House at Lindner Center of HOPE

Reaching out for help in the face of mental health and addiction issues is a positive step toward healing. Williams House offers the ideal setting for individuals seeking thorough mental health diagnosis and treatment that prepares the individual and family for the next level of care. Our world-class staff specializes in the mental health needs of patients ages 11 to 17. All services within Williams House are offered on an upfront, 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.

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

A 14-day core assessment focuses on the diagnostics, evaluation and an extensive array of assessments and tests, individualized based on the patient’s presenting symptoms.

Throughout this period the patient meets with their multidisciplinary treatment team. The goal is to form trusting relationships, which helps them work together to complete the assessment process. The treatment team works together to develop the right course of testing and strategy that maximizes the patient’s stay at Williams House.

Additional treatment weeks can enhance the core assessment program at Williams House. A patient can use these weeks prior to the diagnostic period or post diagnostic period, depending upon individual need and the diagnostic question. Additional treatment weeks allow the treatment team to meet the patient and family where they are with a customized approach.


What to pack?

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.
  • 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.

Settling in at Lindner Center of HOPE

The comfort of our patients is important to us. Though patients and family members should feel free to call us with any specific questions they may have, we hope the following helps you prepare for your first few hours in Williams House at Lindner Center of HOPE.

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. Admissions staff 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 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 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 on the unit 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.

We hope this information helps and we look forward to meeting you!


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


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