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FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis

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FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis programs are available throughout Ohio and are committed to rapid access to the best treatment services for individuals experiencing an initial episode of psychotic illness and their families.

The Treatment

As outpatient early identification and treatment of psychotic illness programs, FIRST programs are committed to:

  • rapid access to services;
  • helping people with schizophrenia spectrum disorders set and achieve goals for the future;
  • and involving loved ones in the recovery process.

FIRST treatment services are provided in an integrated manner by a six-person team and include:

  • psychiatric care
  • individual counseling
  • family education and support
  • supported employment/education
  • case management

Early outcomes for individuals participating in FIRST programs are promising: the majority of individuals in the FIRST programs are either working and/or pursuing educational goals full-time or part-time and the rates of re-hospitalization rate are low.

FIRST Episode Psychosis Programs

View a map of the Ohio programs.

BEST Center-Affiliated FIRST Programs

FIRST Greater Lima, Coleman Professional Services, 330.541.8543

FIRST Greater Lima, Coleman Professional Services, 330.541.8543

FIRST Greater Cincinnati Area, Butler Behavioral Health Services, 513.609.7038

FIRST Greater Cincinnati Area, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, 513.609.7038

FIRST Allwell Behavioral Health Services, 740.562.3270

FIRST Cuyahoga County, Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland, 216.339.1438

TCN Behavioral Health Services, 937.374.6036

FIRST Allwell Behavioral Health Services, 740.562.3270

FIRST Greater Cincinnati Area, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, 513.609.7038

FIRST Greater Lima, Coleman Professional Services, 330.541.8543

FIRST Lucas and Wood Counties, Zepf Center, 567.686.4729

FIRST Lorain County, The Nord Center, 440.204.4200

FIRST Mahoning County, Alta Behavioral Healthcare, 234.201.2512

TCN Behavioral Health Services, 937.374.6036

FIRST Allwell Behavioral Health Services, 740.562.3270

FIRST Allwell Behavioral Health Services, 740.562.3270

FIRST Allwell Behavioral Health Services, 740.562.3270

FIRST Allwell Behavioral Health Services, 740.562.3270

FIRST Portage County, Coleman Professional Services, 330.676.6859

FIRST Stark County, Coleman Professional Services, 330.541.1877

FIRST Summit County, Child Guidance & Family Solutions, 234.788.1646

Greene County

FIRST Trumbull County, Coleman Professional Services, 330.541.1732

FIRST Lucas and Wood Counties, Zepf Center, 567.686.4729

Illinois

To find FIRST.IL Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis Programs in Illinois, please visit the Illinois Department of Human Services.

National Resources

To find Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis programs in the United States, please visit PEPPNET.

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BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

Department of Psychiatry