Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services is an established provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services. A full spectrum of mental health and alcohol and other drug treatment services is available to help your transition through a time of crisis to a place of healing and recovery.

A licensed professional will guide you through a complete assessment to help identify the most challenging problems and then work with you to create an individualized plan to help work through those problems.

Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services began providing Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) services in November 2014. Currently, SBIRT is providing services at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Family Health Services of Erie County, Sandusky Family Practice, Firelands Physician Group Urgent Care, and Huron County Public Health. Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services is able to provide SBIRT services through a grant received from The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services. The program is available in Erie and Huron Counties with plans to explore expansions in other areas in the future.

Outpatient Counseling and Recovery Services

The caring mental health professionals at Firelands counseling and recovery services help people deal with their emotional problems and maintain control of their lives. A complete range of mental health services is available for children, adolescents, adults and older adults, including:

  • Firelands Counseling and Recovery Plus Program integrates behavioral health and primary health care for individuals with severe mental illness.
    • Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services Plus integrates primary care and behavioral health within one location. The medical staff works closely with caregivers from Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services to coordinate primary health care and behavioral health care for the individual. The Plus Program staff includes: a nurse practitioner, care manager, and qualified health home specialist, who work together to meet the needs of persons with serious mental illness and chronic health care conditions. Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services Plus is available in Erie, Huron and Sandusky Counties.
  • Individual, group, family and marital counseling
  • Partial hospitalization services
  • Community psychiatric support treatment services (case management) for people with a severe mental illness
  • Psychiatric services
  • Hotline and crisis services
  • Services for Spanish-speaking people and other populations
  • Services for the hearing impaired
  • Mental health education—presentations and workshops available to the community on a variety of mental health issues
  • Critical incident debriefing services to assist community agencies, organizations and other service providers in coping with a trauma event
  • Consultation and education services

Outpatient Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Services

More than 10 million Americans have alcoholism or other forms of drug addiction. Unless properly treated, drug or alcohol problems can lead to a loss of family, job, health, friends, money, self-esteem and even life itself. The professionals at Firelands counseling and recovery services provide a complete continuum of treatment services to help individuals and families establish and maintain abstinence from alcohol and other drugs. Services are available for adults, adolescents and their families.

Alcohol and other drug treatment services are based on the 12-step model of recovery supported by Alcoholics Anonymous. Services offered include:

  • Assessment and individualized treatment planning
  • Individual and group counseling
  • Continuing care
  • Driver intervention programs for adults
  • Community and professional education
  • Awareness programs
  • Hotline and crisis services
  • Case management
  • Family sessions and family support
  • Referrals to residential and detox services

Inpatient Psychiatric Services

The interdisciplinary staff composed of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, mental health therapists and recreational therapists treats patients with acute emotional problems. The program is designed to help participants reach an improved level of functioning and resume their normal activities at home and in the community. The unit treats adults and geriatric patients and has a special care area for patients needing a more intense level of care.

Patients’ Bill of Rights for Inpatient Behavioral Health

Emergency Services

The most important service Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services can offer is first-line support for people facing a crisis related to mental health, drugs or alcohol. Firelands offers 24-hour access to emergency services through the hotline at 800.826.1306.

Access to crisis intervention services is available through Firelands Counseling and Recovery Services outpatient offices during business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) Monday through Friday. These services can also be accessed through the Crisis Hotline at any time.