Location: 246 Northland Drive, Suite 100, Medina, OH 44256 Phone: (330) 723-9642 Fax: (330) 723-9643 Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
WHAT DOES THE MEDINA COUNTY ADAMH BOARD DO? The Board of Directors for the Medina County ADAMH Board is a public body made up of 14 county citizens who are appointed to the Board by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the County Commissioners. The ADAMH Board provides oversight and direction to multi-faceted, behavioral healthcare community programs and services. The Board's providers offer treatment, prevention and education. In order to do this, the ADAMH Board identifies needs, funds, monitors, and evaluates mental health and substance abuse services. These services are available to all citizens of Medina County, regardless of their ability to pay. With information provided by the community and agencies, the Board determines the direction of mental health and substance abuse services and contracts for these services through private, non-profit service providers. The Board provides full or partial funding to these agencies from federal, state and local funds.
WHO APPOINTS THE BOARD MEMBERS? The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services is responsible for appointing six members to the ADAMH Board, while the County Commissioners appoint eight members.
MEET THE MEDINA COUNTY ADAMH BOARD OF DIRECTORS
WILLIAM J. LAUX Board Chairperson
MELANIE KASTEN-KRAUSE Vice Chairperson
KENT W. PATTERSON Secretary/Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairperson
DENNIS HANWELL Board Member
TOM MILLER Planning Committee Chairperson
LORI R. SOLARO, MD. Board Member
LAURA D. NEMETH Board Member
STUART W. ROOT Board Member
TOM L. LOCKARD Board Member
SHARON TAHAJOD Board Member
DENNIS S. LANGDON Board Member
FOR IMMEDIATE HELP CALL THE CRISIS HOTLINE: (330) 725-9195
WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM THAT THE BOARD USES TO CONTRACT FOR SERVICES? Monies come from both federal and state sources (the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) as well as our own local county commissioners). Medina County is one of 5 counties in the state that does not have income from a levy.
WHAT DOES THE MONEY THE BOARD RECIEVES GO FOR? Simply put, the Board's legal mandate is to provide measured financial support to those persons who could not otherwise afford care. The Board system is sometimes known as the "public system."
WHEN DOES THE BOARD MEET? The Board meets on the third Thursday of every month (except December and July) at 5:30 p.m. Its Finance and Planning Committees meet on Tuesday evening of the week prior to the Board meeting at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively. Times and dates are subject to change. All changes will be posted in the newspaper.
WHAT IS THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THE BOARD'S RESPONSIBILITY? Medina County
DOES THE BOARD HAVE ANY SERVICE PRIORITIES? Yes, with respect to Mental Health, the Board's highest service priority is to serve those individuals who are living with severe and persistent mental illness. With respect to Alcohol, and Drugs, the Federal government identifies priority populations. Ohio Revised Codes 340.032 and 340.033 will both become effective on 7/1/2017. The first code requires all counties to establish a community-based continuum of care for alcohol and drug treatment services. The second code sets a standard for opiate and co-occurring drug addiction treatment and support services. It sets a continuum of care that must be offered, including ambulatory and sub-acute detoxification, non-intensive and intensive outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment, peer mentoring, residential treatment services, recovery housing, and twelve-step approaches. These support services must be available within the service district of each board of alcohol, drug addiction and mental health services, except that sub-acute detoxification and residential treatment services may be made available through a contract with providers located in other service districts. The following is a list of populations that are board service priorities for substance abuse, that with the exception of pregnant women and individuals involved with the child welfare system, are in no rank order: • Pregnant Women • Individuals involved in the child welfare system • Women • Injecting drug users • Clients at risk for tuberculosis • Children and adolescents • Individuals involved in the criminal justive system • TANF recipients (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)