1101 Summit Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45237
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Liz Banks, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Larry Ostrowski, Chief Clinical Officer
Barbara Valerius, Director of Nursing
Jeff Amend, Chief Operations Officer
Frederick Gaines, Client Rights Specialist
Phone: (513) 948-3600
Toll-free phone: (888) 636-4724
TDD: (513) 948-0441
Fax: (513) 948-3080
Summit Behavioral Healthcare (SBH) is accredited by The Joint Commission. Read the Joint Commission Public Notice for Summit Behavioral Healthcare. SBH is also certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Local mental health centers refer patients to Summit Behavioral Healthcare by determining whether someone meets criteria for admission. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide service for direct admissions or "walk-ins." Please contact your local mental health center for assistance.
Summit Behavioral Healthcare provides recovery-based inpatient services to civil and forensic mentally ill adults. Summit Behavioral Healthcare also provides outpatient services.
Family and Visitors
Family and friends may visit their loved ones but not bring items such as: alcohol, drugs, glass, weapons, metal cans, metal hangers, scissors, razors, electrical cords or radios / televisions (unless approved by the treatment team), tape recorders, cameras, tools, lighters or matches.
Monday through Friday, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday and Holidays, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Additional times will be added for Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter and Thanksgiving holidays.
Check in for visitation begins 15 minutes prior to the scheduled visiting times. Visitors are requested to arrive at least 30 minutes before visitation ends.
Patients are able to visit the entire visiting period or as long as their visitors can stay. Visitors are requested to visit with only one patient at a time unless the patients are related. We stress only four visitors per patient per visit.
Summit Behavioral Healthcare is a non-smoking facility. Patients, visitors and staff may not smoke on the campus grounds or in any of the buildings.
Summit Behavioral Healthcare is a State of Ohio government employer and is continuously recruiting for psychiatrists and registered nurses. Employees contribute to Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) and receive an excellent benefits package.
For career opportunities within the Department of Mental Health and other state agencies, please see the job listings on the Ohio Hiring Management System.