Rapid Access Service
A barrier to the delivery of quality mental health care services is the lack of rapid access to service. Waitlist times to see an outpatient psychiatrist for an initial session can exceed 12 weeks or more, leaving patients and families in need of treatment in urgent situations with few alternatives for care.
Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates Rapid Access Services (RAS) is an outpatient service for patients 18 and older, open Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This service enables patients in need to have a scheduled appointment, within days of the call. The appointment includes a thorough outpatient assessment with a psychiatrist and social worker, a care plan, recommendations with referrals and a written after-visit summary. In addition, when needed subsequent bridge appointments may be scheduled with the psychiatrist. RAS enables patients to quickly get outpatient help with symptoms and concerns.
Call 513-536-0639 for an appointment.
Acute Inpatient Care Available
For patients needing the highest level of care and crisis intervention delivered with compassion and respect, Lindner Center of HOPE has private rooms available for acute hospital stays. Patients may require inpatient care if symptoms are severely disabling or there is risk of harm to self or others.
Initial Appointment, scheduled for 2.5 hours
|Initial Appointment, scheduled for 2.5 hours
•40 to 60-minute visit with a social worker
| Bridge Appointments
•Provides continuity of care
|•30-minute screening completion||•Scheduled with a psychiatrist|
|•45 to 60-minute meeting with a psychiatrist||•Up to three may be scheduled|
|•Presentation of a plan of care with recommendations
|•Not restricted to RAS time, but rather
mutually agreeable time for a psychiatrist
|Fee: $595 including deposit (A $100 non-refundable deposit is
required at the time the appointment is scheduled..)
|Fee: $300 per appointment|