Mental Health Resources – Summer 2017

List of Mental Health Resources for Summer 2017

All Cincinnati Public Schools are open through the month of June and will reopen August 1, 2017.  Each school’s mental health partner is accessible during school operating hours and can be reached by contacting the school directly.  Contact The Cincinnati Public Schools Customer Help Department at 513-363-0123 if assistance is needed during the month of July.

  1. MindPeace Cincinnati


A local organization, with the mission of advocating for access to high quality mental health services for children. Their website ( contains a searchable database of mental health providers, partnerships, and resources related to mental health.


  1. PIRC
    The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located within Cincinnati Children’s, is the admission and evaluation center for all psychiatric services.


  1. University Hospital and Mobile Crisis
    Psychiatric emergency services at University Hospital.  They can also connect callers to the mobile crisis unit trained to respond to mental health emergencies.
  2. Lighthouse Crisis Center
    The Youth Crisis Center provides a safe haven for youth ages 10-17 who are physically or sexually abused, neglected, or for some other reason believe they can’t safely be in their own homes.
  3. Drug and Poison
    The Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a 24-hour emergency and information telephone service for anyone with concerns about poison or drugs.
  4. Hamilton County – 281-CARE
    Call 513-281-CARE (2273) or 
text 4HOPE to 839863 for help
    Emergency phone lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, offering crisis intervention, information, and referral services.
  5. Mental Health Access Point (MHAP)


Mental Health Access Point (MHAP) exists as the front door to the Hamilton County public mental health system. MHAP, a division of Central Clinic, provides assessment, support, and connections for children and adults residing in Hamilton County who are in need of mental health services.