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Premier Comprehensive Assessment and Residential Treatment Programs at Lindner Center of HOPE

Lindner Center of HOPE’s exceptional assessment programs for mental health and addictions are set in a serene therapeutic environment and staffed by impressive treatment teams. We go beyond other programs with in-depth assessment and prepare patients for their next level of care.

COVID-19 Update:  Lindner Center of HOPE’s assessment and residential treatment programs are accepting admissions. Universal testing of patients and other safety precautions have allowed us to maintain a safe therapeutic environment for all patients and staff. The core of these services have remained intact, despite safety modifications.

Diagnosis makes the difference

Struggles with mental health and addiction issues can be so complex and complicated that typical acute inpatient and outpatient treatment options often can’t get to the root of the issues.

That’s because finding clarity in diagnosis is essential to receiving proper treatment and achieving wellness. Making a decision before you know what you’re actually trying to treat can send you down a long road toward the wrong solution and even do more harm than good.

To address this issue, our programs meet patients and families where they are and work with them to reach success.

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.

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Start Your Journey with Lindner Center of HOPE


Comprehensive diagnostic assessments and evaluations in comfortable, residential and intensive outpatient settings


Safe and professionally staffed environments with 24 hour nursing in residential programs


Onsite full-time, highly trained and credentialed high level clinicians and dedicated treatment team with specialties in Mood Disorders, Addictive Disorders (including internet addiction,) OCD/Anxiety, ADHD, Thought Disorders and Complex CoMorbidity


Evidence-based individualized and group therapy sessions in residential programs


Thoughtful time saving and cost saving treatment planning with appropriate treatment recommendations in collaboration with referring professional


Learn more about how residential treatment centers help those struggling with mental illness reach recovery by providing 24-hour care and support alongside therapeutic services.


Lindner Center of HOPE offers three assessment programs, each designed to best meet the unique individual needs of clients.

Williams House
Sibcy House
Outpatient Comprehensive
Diagnostic Assessment
Patient Age
Ages 18+
Ages 18+
Children Adoloescents
Ages 6 to 17, 18 if in high school.
Length of Stay
10 to 28 days
10 to 90 days
3.5 Days (families from out of town stay in a hotel, at their expense)
Varying Extensions Available

10-day Stabalizing Evaluation

10-day Detox and Evaluation

Add-on Neuropsychological
Testing and/or Treatment Initiation

10-day Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment – Neuropsychological Testing, Psychiatric Assessment, Sub-specialty Consult and Assessment, 24-hour Observation, and Feedback with Recommendations

Treatment Initiation – Individual and Group Therapy with foundation in Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Assessment and Intensive OCD Treatment

Substance Use Disorder, Internet Addiction and/or Secondary Eating Disorder Consultation

Treatment Extension – Ongoing Individual and Group Therapy

Special: Coping with Crisis Program: 5-day therapeutic restart

Intensive Comprehensive Assessment by Neuropsychologist, Psychiatrist, Specialty Clinician and Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Early and Accurate Diagnosis to Ensure Proper Treatment

90-minute Feedback with Treatment Team

Assistance in Coordinating Next steps in Recommended Treatment

Detailed Written Assessment on Day of Discharge

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Offers an intimate and stabilizing residential environment for adults, suffering with co-morbid mental health and addiction issues, who may benefit from psychiatric evaluation, cognitive work, medication adjustments/compliance, detox, observation and treatment initiation. The clinical team applies their expertise to facilitate stabilizing evaluation and next level of care recommendations.

A specialized and enhanced therapeutic residential environment for individuals suffering with complex, co-morbid mental health and addiction issues. A renowned, multi-disciplinary clinical team uses state-of-the science technology, evidence-based treatment modalities (including DBT and ERP) and clinical expertise to accurately diagnose patients, create individualized treatment plans, and provide intensive treatment through individualized and group therapy to improve overall treatment trajectory.

A skilled and experienced diagnostic team focuses on intensive assessment over 3.5 days working with the patient, family and other treatment partners, considering genetic, psychological and social factors affecting well-being and functioning. A clear and accurate diagnosis creates the foundation for an effective treatment plan.

  • Stabilization/Detoxification
  • Evaluation
  • Foundational Treatment
  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment
  • Observation and Evaluation
  • Intensive Individual and Group Therapy
  • Comprehensive Diagnostic Assessment for Patient
  • Parent Assessment
  • Expert Clinical Feedback
Next Step Recommendations
Typical Next Level of Care
Testing and/or Residential Treatment
Extended treatment or return home with lower level of care and supports
Individualized next steps coordinated by clinical social worker
Financial Information


*Families are connected with a health insurance advocate to help manage claims and advocate for the patient and family.


*Families are connected with a health insurance advocate to help manage claims and advocate for the patient and family.


This program is not covered by insurance.

Additional Information

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Why Choose Us?

We are proud to say that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the most well-known academic and treatment facilities in the nation. Also, our leaders are globally renowned for their work in the field of psychiatry.

What sets us apart

Our patients receive in-depth clinical attention from physicians and doctorate level professionals in a safe, warm environment that offers the utmost discretion and confidence. Sibcy House and Williams House both truly offer a unique and effective therapeutic experience.

Internationally recognized for progressive programs and exceptional skills, our clinicians look forward to working with you to help your patient achieve lasting wellness and a healthier, more fulfilling life.

A unique process

At the Lindner Center of HOPE, we believe that an accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of successful treatment. Often, patients arrive at our program with multiple diagnoses and a history of treatment attempts. Because emotional issues can be so complex, we work very hard to arrive at a conclusive diagnosis before beginning treatment.

Our clinicians use proven methodologies to diagnosis and create each patient’s individualized treatment plan. From there, we use a comprehensive approach to care, including research based treatment, nutritional education, individual therapy and group therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectal Behavioral Therapy and daily mental health specialist groups on topics relevant to the patient. Our programs are designed to ensure our patients’ success.

When a patient is finished with our initial program, we make sure they have the continued support they need. That may mean continuing their stay on a week by week basis. At the very least, a summary of diagnostic results and treatment recommendations are provided upon discharge.

With the consent of the patient, we provide a blueprint for continued treatment to referring professionals and continuing care providers to provide continuity of care long after a patient leaves the Lindner Center of HOPE.

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We treat a variety of disorders, as well as complex, co-occurring disorders. Our program is built to dive deep into the heart of these issues and treat disorders both individually and together. Here are the disorders we diagnose and treat.

Our record of excellence

Our team of clinicians, along with internationally recognized research and state-of-the-science technology can helps each patient reach long lasting positive outcomes.

We are proud to say that we stand shoulder to shoulder with the most well-known academic and treatment facilities in the nation and our leadership is globally renowned for their work in the field of psychiatry.


Recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® for achieving excellence in performance on its accountability measures during 2012 for Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services.

Joint CommissionAccredited by The Joint Commission for Hospital and Behavioral Health Care

Licensed as a Private Psychiatric Hospital by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS)

Certified for Mental Health and Addiction Services by Ohio MHAS


Lindner Center of HOPE is a charter member of an elite group of hospitals and universities in the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC).

We are dedicated to the transformation and acceleration of the understanding and treatment of depressive and bipolar disorders by developing an integrated network of leading Depression Centers The Center joins Columbia, Duke, Harvard and Johns Hopkins, among others.

Lindner Center of HOPE is one of 22 members of the NNDC and was invited to join within three months of opening. Learn more about our affiliations here.

Our team

Our clinicians not only have access to the most current evidence on which to base their treatment, but the ability to implement innovative treatments into its clinical practice years ahead of general practice.

Paul E. Keck, Jr., MD, Lindner Center of HOPE’s CEO, and Susan L. McElroy, MD, Chief Research Officer, are among the top 10 most cited scientists publishing in psychiatry and psychology every year since 1996.

Learn more about the Williams House team here and the Sibcy House team here.

Patient satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction is very high. In all areas, we rank 4 or greater on a scale where 5 is excellent. Some of our highest areas of satisfaction are:

  • “My comprehensive diagnostic assessment was beneficial.” (4.44 out of 5 strongly agree)
  • “I was treated with dignity and respect” (4.61 out of 5).
  • “I would recommend Sibcy House to someone else.” (4.5 our of 5).

Of the center, former patient, J. Greg Bragg has said, “I’m not just living again, I’m flourishing.” For more about our patients’ experiences, read some of our patient success stories.

Research and clinical trials

Research and clinical studies are extremely important to our work. This research provides new methods to better prevent, diagnose and treat common mental illnesses in adolescents, adults and seniors.

Research studies and the advances they lead to are closely integrated into the evidence-based treatment programs provided at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Historically, there has been a 17-year lag time before research findings are integrated with the diagnosis and treatment of patients. However, at Lindner Center of HOPE, research informs patient care each and every day.

Find out more about our researchers or clinical trials.

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Our team

Lindner Center of HOPE offers an experienced, high-functioning, and cohesive treatment team working together to provide clear, detailed diagnostics and highly personalized treatment recommendations for our patients and their families.

Learn more about the Sibcy House Team here and the Williams House Team here.

Happy, Healthy, and Joyful Life


Emma, a Sibcy House client, attributes her healing success to the Sibcy House Program at Lindner Center of HOPE.

My life had spun out of control.  After fifteen years of struggling with an eating disorder and after the trauma of four years of sexual abuse I was no longer able to care for myself.  I was no longer able to shower, dress or sleep.  I was afraid of everything.  I hit rock bottom on Christmas Eve when I found myself alone and wandering the city streets at midnight.  It was then that I knew I had to get help.

Although I had received treatment at many other treatment centers this was my first time at the Sibcy House program at the Lindner Center of Hope.  I arrived at Sibcy House broken, exhausted and ready for help.  The Sibcy House program saved my life and put me back together again for the first time since the sexual abuse.  It was the first treatment center I had been to that actually worked.

Everything – from the groups to the individual meetings with my treatment team – was of the highest quality.  The staff was exceptional.  I trusted and loved my psychiatrist and psychologist and was able to receive spiritual care during my time at Sibcy as well as psychological care.  The psychological assessments were thorough and for the first time I received the diagnosis I needed to get on the right medications.

I started to sleep again as the medication started to work.  The groups helped me learn coping skills and techniques for dealing with my fears and anxieties.  My individual appointments with my psychiatrist and psychologist were the best appointments I have ever had with those two types of practitioners.  My team worked hard with me to conquer my fears and anxieties and with the help of the DBT skills I was learning in the groups I started to shower, sleep, and take care of myself again.

When I entered Sibcy House I did not fully believe I could ever be better again.  Now, almost two years after my time at Sibcy, I am well and truly thriving.  The Sibcy House program saved my life and put me on the road to live a happy, healthy and joyful life.

I will forever be indebted to the excellent care I received at Sibcy House.  I learned that recovery can happen if you have the right diagnosis and are blessed with the high quality care that Sibcy House provides.  Thank you, thank you, thank you to the outstanding doctors and staff who make Sibcy House the excellent center of healing that it is.  I am so blessed to have been through your program.

“Everybody’s Favorite Miracle”

We are writing to express, briefly, our most sincere thanks for the gift of hope and life given to our daughter as a result of her stay at Sibcy House last February.

Anna had suffered for 16 years, beginning with a sexual trauma and betrayal by a friend, which she kept hidden from us for 2 years, at the age of 16.  She developed a severe eating disorder, which almost killed her and which lasted for most of these years of suffering.  During that time, however, her mental health spiraled down dramatically, and by the time she was admitted to Sibcy House, she was diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, mood disorder, and the eating disorder, and probably more than that.

We are certain that her healing is a miracle resulting from two powerful sources – unceasing prayer…..and…..modern psychiatric medicine and treatment and the outstanding care she received at Sibcy House.  We will never be able to adequately express to you how grateful we are for the part that LCOH/Sibcy House has played in Anna’s transformation to life.

Going from a person plagued by all of the above to the consistently happy, grateful, goal-oriented, independent young woman that she is today is nothing but a miracle.  Those who were closest to her in her last downward spiral before Sibcy House just sit and stare at her in amazement –  they just cannot get over the change, which has lasted now for almost 9 months!  There seem to be no ups and downs at all – she is just consistently steady, prospering and full of joy!  She jokingly refers to herself as “everybody’s favorite miracle”!

We thank God, from Whom all gifts and goodness flows, for the wonderful and skilled people He put in her life at the perfect time (although it was such a long time for us to wait, watching her suffer for all those years, suffering along with her).  We thank everyone at Sibcy House who worked with Anna and we’d love them to know how well she is doing.  Anna is now living on her own in D.C. (with our financial support at this time), working M-F (walking dogs, of all things!) and is applying for grad school in fine arts.

Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sibcy House staff and benefactors, for your integral, life-saving work in the restoration of our daughter!

A Parent’s Perspective:


When recapping the experience of when mental illness enters a family, where do you start?

The adoption process? The sweet baby child 6 months old from a foreign country?  The always smiling and laughing little boy? The losses he experienced in high school of his uncle, grandpa and friends (several friends died from drug overdoses) that contributed to a downward spiral? Or the problem child at puberty who grew silent and sullen, easy to anger, non-communicative and slipping into alcohol and drug use?

The story of Adam is one of extreme contrasts, and how his life went from joy to depression…and all the associated behaviors that this brings.

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How a Young Man Overcame Severe Anxiety to Reconnect With His Family and a

Life He Enjoys

“I’m not just living again, I’m flourishing.”
– J. Greg Bragg

Exactly one year prior to the time this article was written, J. Greg Bragg, now 37 and living in Alabama, set foot into Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE for the first time. Ten years prior to that, he began experiencing panic attacks. At that time, there was a lot going on in his life and he resorted to self-medication with alcohol.

After three years of using alcohol to manage his panic, Greg went into treatment for his addiction in Atlanta, Georgia. But his panic attacks went unaddressed. He has maintained his sobriety since that time. “My world just kept shrinking and shrinking. Eventually, the most I could do was go to work and come home,” Greg said.

By this point, Greg had a wife and two children. His anxiety took control and he could not bring himself to take his wife out for dinner, attend one of his children’s activities or even visit a construction site being managed by his business. He began to research other treatment options and found Lindner Center of HOPE’s Sibcy House Program. His Aunt, a psychologist, thought it would be a good fit for him. Both were particularly impressed with the Center’s relationships with Mayo Clinic and University of Cincinnati. His decision

was made, but the next hurdle was to get to the Center. What could have been a six hour trip from Alabama to Cincinnati, ended up taking three days with panic attacks forcing Greg to stop frequently.

Beyond Expectations

“When I got here (Lindner Center of HOPE), it was a lot different from what I expected – in a good way,” Greg said. “It was really hard to come in the door, but everyone treated me with such respect. I’ve never seen a place with people with hearts that big. Their kindness and gentleness was overwhelming.”

Greg was at Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE for five weeks, participating in the customized OCD/Anxiety track. Though he participated in groups that would benefit him, largely his treatment consisted of exposures. (Exposure and response prevention (ERP) is a treatment method available for a variety of anxiety disorders. In essence it is a controlled way for a person to confront their fears.)

First exposures were completed side-by-side with staff, then Greg was given the flexibility to complete exposures on his own.

When Greg would feel his anxiety coming on, he would get sensations in his feet that felt hot and tingly. As an exposure, staff had purchased the feet warmer packets from a local sporting goods store and instructed Greg to wear them all day. The goal was to help desensitize him from that feeling that signified his anxiety.

His family visited Ohio while Greg was on a weekend pass, the visit was an exposure for Greg as he stayed at a nearby indoor waterpark with his wife and children.

Greg’s exposures also included driving. Dialectical Behavior

Therapy skills were critical in preparing him for his drive home after discharge.

Putting in the Work

Now Greg says, “I’m not just living again, I’m flourishing.”

Greg works with an outpatient therapist in Alabama. “It’s a long road,” he said. “You can’t expect just weeks to undo 10 years of panic attacks.”

“You get out of something, what you want to put into it. I was super motivated when I got to Lindner Center of HOPE. You have to be open and trust the professionals,” Greg stated.

After eight years without enjoying an evening out for their anniversary, Greg took his wife out to eat in Atlanta this year.

“Your Intervention was … a God Wink”

It was good to be able to call earlier, but unfortunately, I got emotional toward the end of our conversation and did not get to finish the purpose of my call properly.  I am sorry.  This has been a struggle for me and I am doing the best I can.

I intended on calling, providing a status and most importantly, to thank you Anne, Dr. Cummings, Dr. Spencer and Dr. Wilcox for the gift you provided my family.  The assessment that (our son) undertook with your team of professionals, was a turning point in our lives.  It is hard to express my gratitude for what you and the assessment team did to establish a clearer picture of (our son’s) mental health and to set a path forward for his treatment and care.  I believe your intervention was, as I have stated, a “God wink” where my family was blessed by someone looking out for us and allowing us to cross paths with you at this point in our lives.  I also believe that without your help, my worst fears could be realized, and I can’t comprehend what or how I would do.  Quite frankly, the work you did will save my son’s life. Dramatic? No, just true. Thank you.

Thank you again for being there for us.  I won’t be able to forget you.


(father of the patient)

Evidence-Based Treatments

We offer a variety of evidence-based treatment methods, including DBT, RO-DBT, CBT, ERPT, The Maudsley Approach, and many more.

Clinicians at Sibcy House at Lindner Center of HOPE are dedicated to bringing the latest treatment methods to patients and families. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT), Cognitive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERPT) for OCD and Maudsley Treatment for eating disorders are commonly used in the Sibcy House program. Intensive treatment and clinical skills development are largely based in DBT, but enhanced by other evidence-based treatment models.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of psychotherapy intended for those who exhibit a more chronic form of emotional instability with numerous coexisting problems. More recently, DBT has been shown to be effective with individuals who are suffering from mental illnesses that include behaviors such as suicidal ideation, and addictive disorders. DBT is a form of psychotherapy that asks the individual to look at their problems and behaviors and find a different, more effective way to resolve them.DBT focuses on the “here and now” and breaks situations into manageable steps toward a long lasting and more positive outcome.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT) is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy developed by Dr. Thomas R. Lynch for disorders of emotional over control. Though self-control is often highly prized and rewarded by our society, too much self-control can create a host of difficulties, including social isolation and poor interpersonal relationships. RO-DBT is designed to focus on building flexible responding, authentic emotional expression, self-enquiry, and ability to manage unexpected or challenging feedback. The primary treatment targets in RO-DBT focus on improving social signaling, enhancing receptivity and openness, and increasing interpersonal connection.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment that focuses on patterns of thinking that are maladaptive and the beliefs that underlie such thinking. The goal of CBT is to train patients to become their own therapist. Those in CBT learn skills that help them to make changes in their approach to situations by evaluating how they can modify their own behaviors and thoughts to better manage outcomes. Studies of CBT have demonstrated its usefulness for a wide variety of problems, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, addictive disorders, and psychotic disorders.

Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERPT) helps the brain recalibrate, greatly reducing any anxiety or distress caused by OCD. With ERP, the patient, guided by licensed psychotherapists, learns to face obsessions while reducing or eliminating compulsions to neutralize their anxieties.

The Maudsley Approach is more commonly known within the scientific community as Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents. However, it is not traditional family therapy. Within this approach, the eating disorder is seen as an illness and the family is seen as the solution to the problem. The Maudsley approach only deals with problematic family patterns inasmuch as these patterns interfere with the elimination of the eating disordered symptoms and the reestablishment of normal adolescent development.

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Advanced Medicine Healing the Mind

Sibcy & Williams Houses lie within the walls of Lindner Center of HOPE. The Center is built on an innovative, scientifically-based model and provides a complete continuum of mental health services.

Here, the components of a mental health care center of excellence – state-of the-science technology, extensive diagnostic evaluations, individualized treatment, internationally recognized research and renowned physicians – are integrated into a facility where patients, families and clinicians work in synch to create long-lasting solutions.

Sibcy & Williams House patients benefit from a robust offering of treatment modalities, ensuring the treatment plan most compatible to their individual needs.

The menu of available treatment modalities includes:

Psychological Approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

Somatic Approaches:
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Diagnosis/Protocol Driven Approaches for:
Eating Disorders
Substance Use Disorder
OCD (Exposure and response prevention)’
Impulse Control Disorder
Sexual Addiction

Other Modalities:
Dietary Therapy
Physical Acvtivity
Supervised Exercise
Expressive Therapies
Recreational Therapies

In addition, each patient benefits from access to Lindner Center of HOPE’s comprehensive mental health services, latest research, and large specialty staff dedicated to treating mental illness and addictive disorders

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Recreational Therapy at Lindner Center of HOPE

Recreational Therapy is a daily part of inpatient and residential care at Lindner Center of HOPE. Recreation therapy groups and activities focus on leisure skill development, coping skills, relaxation, stress management and more. These skills enhance independent functioning and improve quality of life.

Recreational Therapy at Lindner Center of HOPE

Spiritual Care at Lindner Center of HOPE

Our Spiritual Care Professionals compassionately affirm the dignity and value of each individual and honors the right of each faith group to embrace its ideals and traditions, including religious diversity.

Uniquely designed to seat up to 32 people, the Faith Center offers a tranquil atmosphere to enhance the essential spiritual care we provide for our patients and their families. The Faith Center includes a piano and a meditation garden.

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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.

Health Insurance Advocacy for Residential Services

For patients and families accessing Lindner Center of HOPE’s residential services, Lindner Center of HOPE has a relationship with SJ Health Insurance Advocates . SJ works directly with families to maximize residential insurance benefits that may be available to them.

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

A Story of HOPE