Announcing New Scholarship for College Students

Announcing New Scholarship for College Students Community Partners of Shawnee Mental Health Center is offering a scholarship for college students that are pursuing a degree that will enable them to work within the mental health field. This is the first year that Community Partners has offered this scholarship. Two recipients will be awarded a $500.00 for the 2017-2018 school year.

Announcement of Board Elections 11-16 thru 10-17

The Board of Directors of Shawnee Family Health Center held its annual election of officers for the November 2016 through October 2017 term. Elected were: Jared Jenkins, Chairperson; Jeff Gaskin, Vice Chairperson; Barry Rodbell, Secretary; and Nancy Elkins, Treasurer.

Crisis Intervention Services Contract

Shawnee is pleased to announce that the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental health Services Board of Adams, Lawrence and Scioto Counties has awarded us the contract to provide after-hours and during business hours crisis intervention services for our three counties. Since we were already certified by the Ohio Mental Health and Addictions Services Department , there will be no disruption in this service for the agencies and clients needing it. John Bowman will serve as the clinical supervisor of this service and Shawnee will contract with qualified mental health professionals as needed to ensure crisis coverage for each of the three counties that we serve.

Shawnee Offers Support Group

Health Information Exchange

Shawnee Family Health participates in a statewide health information exchange called Clinisync. This means that our patients' health care providers at Shawnee can use this electronic network, or exchange, to securely gain access to their health records. This gives us a better picture of our patients' health needs and can help eliminate the need for duplicate testing. For example, if a patient had a blood test while in a Columbus hospital, your provider at Shawnee can access the results of those tests, which may eliminate the need for the same testing being done. We are excited to have this resource at our finger tips designed to enhance continuity of care.
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Shawnee has new No Show policy

Shawnee Family Health Center No Show and Cancellation Policy Effective March 3, 2014, if you do not come to a scheduled appointment or do not call us at least 24 hours prior to the appointment to cancel then you will be listed as “not showing” for the appointment or as a failed appointment.

Examples of failed appointments include:

Shawnee now has new Web Portal for clients

Beginning the first week of October the new PatientPortal for Shawnee will be available. The portal allows the client and/or parent or guardian access to their medical history, list of medications and more. It also allows you to schedule appointments instead of having to call in. The only thing needed to sign up is just your email and a sign up token that you can get when you come in next. The website for the portal is www.nextmd.com

Shawnee board elects officers, recognizes retiree

Portsmouth, OH – November 14, 2013 - The Board of Directors of Shawnee Mental Health Center, Inc. held its annual election of officers for the November 1, 2013 through October 31, 2014 term. Ronald B. Lynch was elected to serve as Chairperson. He is a resident of Adams County and is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Paige Robbins was elected to serve as Vice Chair. She is a resident of Scioto County and is the Director of Scioto County Department of Job and Family Services. Jeff Gaskin was elected to serve as Secretary. He is a resident of Lawrence County and is an EMT with Lawrence County EMS and served on the South Point Village Council. Linda “Lou” Carter was elected to serve as Treasurer.

Shawnee Mental Health selected as one of the first health homes in Ohio

Shawnee has been designated as a Medicaid health home by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. A health home is composed of teams of professionals working together with the client and family to help people with mental illness achieve optimum health.

Studies show that people with mental illness have a shorter life and die on average approximately 25 years earlier than people without serious mental illness. Physical health conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, are common for people with serious and persistent mental illness and are factors related to this early mortality. These conditions, often worsened by medications taken to treat mental illness, are preventable when care providers treat the whole person instead of a particular illness.

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