Admissions to Williams House or 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. Our adult assessment and residential programs, Sibcy House and Williams House offer the ideal settings for individuals seeking mental health and addiction assessment and treatment. Our world-class staff specialize in the mental health needs of adult patients 18 years and older. These services 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 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, guests should be prepared to participate in a comprehensive schedule.

Guests will begin daily programming immediately. Though daily schedules will vary, guests are typically scheduled for most of the day. A focus on symptom reduction and clinical skills building are an integral part of each patient’s 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.

10-Day Substance Use Disorder Detox and Evaluation

Individuals (18 and older) suffering from a primary substance use disorder can receive medical support through detox, an evaluation, stabilization, and an individual compass to guide them on the journey to recovery.

Discover more about how our premier assessments and residential programs can help identify your individual needs, and how our exceptional world-class staff can help.

Contact Admissions:  513-536-0537, 1-888-537-4229, Fax 513-536-0409.

What to bring for a residential stay:

Below is a general list of items to bring and to leave at home. If there are items not included on the list
that your loved one wants to bring, ask the admissions staff or social worker.

Please pack essential items including:

Personal toiletries: At the Sibcy House, we offer travel size toiletries, but encourage each client to bring their favorite personal hygiene products such as shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant.

Comfortable clothing: Clients are encouraged to pack and wear comfortable clothing. Please be mindful of the expectation to wear appropriate clothing, i.e. nothing graphic, offensive or revealing. A 7 to 10-day supply of clothing is recommended. You also should pack clothes and shoes appropriate to wear while using our exercise room and gym.

Cell phones: Clients may have cell phones, however, cell phone use is permitted during select times as to not interfere in treatment and will be placed in a secure charging cabinet when not in use.

Personal electronics: Tablets, laptop computers, E-Readers, MP3 players, and iPods are allowed. Use of internet connected devices are permitted during select times. During all other times, personal electronic devices must be locked in the charging cabinet. TVs are not permitted in client rooms. TVs are available in community rooms. Desktop computers are not permitted.

Don’t over pack: Keep in mind that storage space is limited to one closet for each client. Please limit personal items to those that can be stored in a bedroom (with one dresser and one desk).

What NOT to Bring:

Furniture: Rooms are fully furnished, and there is little room for extra pieces.

Cash and Valuables: Small amounts of cash can be secured on their person (no more than $20 each week you plan on staying with us). Valuable jewelry, other items of value and large amounts of cash should not be brought to the Lindner Center of HOPE.

Alcohol and Drugs: Clients are not allowed to have alcohol, street or non-prescription drugs in their possession (this includes cannabis and any derivatives) on Lindner Center of HOPE property.

Prescriptions, OTC Medicines & Supplements: Please bring your current medication list. All medications or supplements must be approved by our psychiatrist and administered by the RN. This includes over the counter medication, vitamins, prescription medication, eye drops, ear drops, and ointments.

Weapons: Weapons of all types including firearms are not permitted anywhere on Lindner Center of HOPE property or in Lindner Center of HOPE vehicles.

Linens: Lindner Center of HOPE provides towels and sheets. Clients may choose to use their own bed linens if they prefer. Our beds are queen size.

Appliances: Space heaters, coffee makers, hot plates, microwaves, toaster ovens, and other kitchen or cooking appliances are not permitted.

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Laundry: We provide washers, dryers and detergent for residential client use. Clients are responsible for washing their own clothes. Laundry baskets are provided. Fresh linens are provided for clients to change their bedding.

Smoking: Sibcy House and Williams House have a designated outdoor area for smoking and tobacco use. If bringing cigarettes, the package must be new and sealed. Please bring adequate supplies for length of stay. Only cigarettes are permitted on Sibcy and Williams House. All vapes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc. are prohibited.

Settling in

At Lindner Center of HOPE 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.

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 admissions 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 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 at the Center 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).

Frequently Asked Questions

Download list of FAQs

What should I pack for my 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 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.

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What takes place during the Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment, if that is part of my stay?

Diagnostic testing, which typically takes place during the first 7-10 days, includes a full battery of psychological and neurological tests. Determining your diagnosis is a highly individualized process. A mental health diagnosis is complex and takes a team approach. In addition to the nurse, psychiatrist, psychologist and social worker there are other professionals who may, as needed, be involved in your assessment including a neuropsychologist, neurologist, addictions specialist, and eating disorder specialist. A medical assessment will also be administered by an internist and will include a full lab work-up.

Is there a passing or failing grade?

There are no correct or incorrect answers to any of the tests you will be taking. All test results, along with all other information regarding your diagnosis and treatment, will be shared with you and kept strictly confidential.

When will I know my diagnosis?

You will receive ongoing feedback from your treatment team as it becomes available. Before discharge, we will give you a comprehensive explanation of your diagnosis and treatment plan. You are encouraged to ask questions at any time during your stay.

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What will my schedule look like?

Your daily schedule will vary but will typically include individual and group sessions which run from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 or 6:00 p.m. Your weekly schedule will include cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies as well as group sessions that cover nutrition, substance abuse, anxiety, trauma, living skills, relapse prevention and spiritual enrichment. Since maintaining a regular exercise program is important to well-being, fitness activities (including yoga) will be offered as a part of your schedule.

What can I expect during a group therapy session?

In group therapy, most often led by psychologists, you will have the opportunity to support other guests in a confidential environment. Many find it comforting to hear that others are facing similar difficulties or have already worked through problems you may be experiencing.

You should feel free to contribute but will not be pressured to do so. During group therapy you’ll learn many new skills that will be beneficial to you after you leave.

How often do I see the psychiatrist and have therapy?

You will meet the members of your multi-disciplinary treatment team, including a psychiatrist and a therapist during your first few days. After an initial assessment, you will typically see a psychiatrist a minimum of 2 times a week at the start of the stay, but as your stay extends it will be determined by clinical need. During the first 10 days, you will also receive three sessions with an individual therapist. Based on your diagnosis, you will also have access to consultations with specialists representing various areas of expertise.

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Do I have therapy with other patients in other parts of the Center?

No, all of your group therapies will take place on unit.

What can I expect after my stay?

Every guest has a unique life experience related to their struggle with mental illness and they come to our program at various points in their personal journey. As such, our clinicians approach each person individually, offering the newest and most promising diagnostic tools and treatments. The results of your comprehensive diagnostic assessment will be factored into a highly individualized treatment plan. During your stay, you will begin to implement your treatment including medication management, individual and group therapies. Our goal is for you to leave with the tools you need to progress to the next level of care.

How much experience do the psychiatrists have in dealing with my issue?

A nationwide search was conducted to hire psychiatrists, psychologists and other treatment team members who have national and international reputations in their individual fields. You will be working with these outstanding clinicians.

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What access will I have to family and friends?

Family and friends are welcome to visit. Recommended visiting hours are between 6:00 p.m. and
9:00 p.m. Visitors will be asked to check in at the Welcome Center where they must provide an access code that you provide to them. Visitors will be asked to put purses or handbags in a secure locker provided for them. Once on the unit, they will need to check in with the main desk to have any items they’ve brought with them approved.

How long can visitors stay?

A visit of longer than two hours should be discussed in advance with the treatment team. Visitors should be kept to a number that does not disturb others. If the visit is moved into a patient’s room, the number of visitors should be kept to four or less, and we require that the door to the room be kept open. At times it may be necessary to limit visitation to maintain unit safety. Visitors under 18 will be supervised by a responsible adult. This includes being within view, and in listening distance, of all conversations.

Will I be able to leave for a few hours in the evening?

You are permitted to leave the facility but please discuss your plans in advance with a treatment team member to make certain it won’t interfere with your schedule. You will be given an access card for your return.

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May I receive mail?

Mail is distributed on the patient care unit daily: Monday through Friday. Packages and special delivery items will be delivered to you as quickly as possible. Please address mail to:

Lindner Center of HOPE
(Unit Name)
(Patient Name)
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, Ohio 45040

What are meals like?

You’ll make your own selections from our menu items. A dietician is available to assist you with specific dietary requirements or requests. Snacks are available but food cannot be eaten or stored in your room. Food or drinks brought into the units must be approved by a treatment team member.

Are visitors able to eat with me?

Yes. Visitors may eat with you.

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What about smoking?

Guests may smoke in a designated area which we will show you upon request. If you would be interested in initiating a smoking cessation program during your stay we would be glad to assist you. Only cigarettes are permitted on Sibcy and Williams House. All vapes, e-cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, etc. are prohibited.

Will someone introduce me to the other patients?

Yes, we will introduce you to our other guests. You will also get to know them during group sessions and meals. We find that the guests are very supportive of one another.

How much free time will I have?

Prepare to be busy. Your daily schedule will include five to 10 minute breaks between therapies. The bulk of your free time will occur in the evening; after your last therapy of the day when you will have time for visiting with friends and family (on and off the unit), journaling, working on homework assignments and exercising in the gym. Weekends provide more free time and opportunities or therapeutic leave. While participating in other activities, guests are encouraged to practice the skills they have learned while in treatment.

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Can I watch my favorite TV shows, contact my friends, and talk on the phone?

We will make every effort to make your favorite shows available. You will also be able to talk privately on our guest phone. You may keep your cell phone at our main desk for your use when needed. Phone use, including texting, should be limited to break times and evenings. Taking photographs or videos with your cell phone is strictly prohibited.

What happens if I need to leave early?

Your stay will be most effective if you complete diagnostic assessment and have a treatment plan in place. If you need to leave early, please discuss this with your treatment team.

What happens if I need to stay longer?

If you stay longer, you will have more time to dedicate to individual and group therapies. Regardless of your length of stay, if you feel a longer stay would be beneficial, we will work with you to determine if an extended stay is needed, appropriate and possible.

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How am I discharged?

When it is time for you to return home, your treatment team will provide you with a discharge plan including instructions for ongoing care. If you do not have a psychiatrist, therapist and support group in place, we will help you with this and make certain all of your appointments are scheduled before you leave. We will also make certain that the treatment plan started here will be continued in the outpatient setting. Before you leave we will also give you any needed prescriptions.

Once I’m home, what do I do to stay well?

We want you to leave here feeling you have the skills to remain well and to live a fulfilling and productive life. While being treated here, you will learn relapse prevention techniques, including medical management and coping skills, to help you prepare for moving to the next level of care or returning home. Please feel free to call us, if you have any questions or concerns.

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Financing Options

Lindner Center of HOPE understands that financing options may be useful to patients and families as they consider how to manage diagnostic and treatment expenses. To that end, Lindner Center of HOPE evaluated some financing options that may be able to assist patients and families. Below are two lending companies, that have experience in assisting families in need of mental healthcare and addictions services. Lindner Center of HOPE provides information about each company, strictly as a resource for patients and families and is not affiliated with and/or endorsing either company.

Prosper Healthcare Lending

Prosper HealthCare Lending is the premier financing company in the behavioral health industry. With over $3 Billion borrowed and over 250,000 people empowered, this is a name and a program you can trust.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive with a loan from ProsperHealthcareLending:





  • Immediate decisions for loans under $35,000
  • Longer terms for lower monthly payments
  • No collateral required
  • No prepayment penalties
  • Fast & easy loan inquiry process
  • 100% Confidential

*Please note that Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates (LCOHPA) does not work with Prosper Healthcare Lending.

M-Lend Financial

M-Lend Financial has served the Medical Community for 20 years.

  • 0% APR for at least 12 months for qualified applicants
  • No required payoff or back accrued interest charges
  • Financing up to $50,000
  • No pre-payment penalties
  • Pay off your balance at any time
  • Keep other credit lines available for emergencies or other important expenses

Apply online at:

Call:  888-474-6231