2200 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
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Karen Woods-Nyce, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Alan Freeland, Chief Clinical Officer
Michael Breakwell, Nurse Executive
David Blahnik, Chief Operations Officer
Susan Cross, Client Rights Specialist
Phone: (614) 752-0333
Toll-free phone: (877) 301-TVBH (8824)
TDD: (614) 274-7137
Fax: (614) 752-0087
Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare is certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and is accredited by The Joint Commission. Read the Joint Commission Public Notice for Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare.
Learn more in the TVBH newsletter, Focus.
Local mental health centers refer patients to Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare by determining whether someone meets criteria for admission. Various court systems across Ohio also refer forensic patients 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.
We provide recovery-based, comprehensive, quality, cost-effective mental health services to adults with a severe mental illness in a secure inpatient setting. The civil hospital, Kosar, has four general acute psychiatric units with 104 CMS-certified beds and three extended-care forensic units with 72 CMS-certified beds. The maximum security facility, Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Unit, has four units with 52 beds and serves all 88 Ohio counties. The length of stay varies for each patient but generally is 10-14 days on the acute care units. Prior to discharge, we work collaboratively with the mental health centers to link patients with an outpatient treatment team or their own psychiatrist to maintain their progress in the community.
Link to Mental Health Center Information.
Family and Visitors
We have found that family involvement with the patient's treatment team, as well as other contacts, are very important and can greatly facilitate recovery. Please contact the assigned social worker to be placed on the approved visitation list prior to your first visit to Kosar. Visitors to Kosar may bring items such as personal hygiene items, batteries, electric shavers and mail. Please see links below for the Kosar and Moritz Patient Handbooks. All items will be inspected by the police officer at the visitor's desk upon arrival. For those planning to visit Moritz, please call the assigned social worker.
Kosar Patient Handbook
Moritz Patient Handbook
Columbus - Kosar Unit
Daily, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Columbus - Timothy B. Moritz Forensic Unit
Monday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday and Holidays, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
TVBH is a non-smoking facility. Patients, visitors and staff may not smoke on the campus grounds or in any of the buildings.
TVBH is a State of Ohio government employer and is continuously recruiting for psychiatrists, direct care staff, and registered nurses. Employees contribute to Ohio Public Employees Retirement System 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 or contact TVBH Human Resources Director Marcia McKeen at Marcia.McKeen@mh.ohio.gov.