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History of Southeast Healthcare

Southeast Healthcare, a comprehensive provider of community mental health, primary care, dental, alcohol and drug, vocational, housing and homeless services, began its operations in Franklin County (Columbus, Ohio) in 1978. Today, Southeast serves over 15,000 people in eight counties of Ohio. We are dedicated to providing affordable, quality programs and services, especially for people who need treatment and support to live healthier lives.

Our mission states:

“With the belief that all people have the capacity to grow and change, we provide our services to people of all ages, cultures, races, religious preferences, genders, and sexual orientations in order to enhance wellness and recovery, thereby improving families, workplaces, and communities.”

Southeast is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) provider, and has a history of serving hard-to-engage, vulnerable populations. Southeast is accredited by The Joint Commission in Behavioral Health and Ambulatory Care, certified by The Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home (PCMH) and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Community Shelter Board.

Southeast provides comprehensive primary and integrated behavioral healthcare services in Franklin County in central Ohio and Belmont, Harrison, Monroe, Tuscarawas, and Carroll counties in eastern Ohio. Southeast also provides employment services in Delaware County and housing, shelter, and residential programs for people with a variety of needs in Franklin County. Southeast provides primary care as a Federally Qualified Health Center in Franklin, Belmont and Harrison counties. Dental services and physical therapy services are provided in Franklin County as essential health components of our FQHC.

  • 2017

    Since early 2017 with funding and support from the Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board and to meet the needs of the growing Delaware community,  Southeast Healthcare became a provider of an array of behavioral health treatment and services in Delaware and Morrow Counties.

    Southeast continues to work with individuals, families, and communities to create more effective programs and services.  We remain committed to our mission of making a positive difference in health, wellness, and recovery for the people we serve.

  • 2014

    The agency received a SAMHSA (partnered with HRSA) Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration grant to expand primary healthcare to Belmont, Harrison, Monroe, Tuscarawas, and Carroll counties.

    In July of 2014, Southeast acquired the Center of Vocational Alternatives, or “COVA,” which provides a wide range of vocational services and support programs related to employment.  Vocational services serves youth and adults with significant challenges to employment, and helps people develop employment skills, find jobs, and build careers.

  • 2011

    Southeast established a Community Health Center in Columbus through a Healthcare for the Homeless grant award from HRSA. Shortly after, Southeast was awarded a community health center award for everyone. Southeast now offers primary healthcare for people with low income and other challenges, such as homelessness, mental health, and addiction issues. Southeast integrates primary and behavioral healthcare to improve the quality of care and manage cost more efficiently.

  • 2009

    Southeast expanded to Belmont, Harrison, and Monroe counties when it acquired the Community Mental Health Services organization. Southeast provides behavioral healthcare to about 3,000 people each year with offices in St. Clairsville, Martins Ferry, Cadiz and Woodsfield, Ohio.

  • 2006

    Southeast acquired Friends of the Homeless in Columbus in 2006, including a 130-bed men’s shelter and the New Horizons transitional housing program for adults who experience mental health and addiction challenges and chronic homelessness. The goal of Southeast’s housing and shelter programs is to resolve housing crises quickly and move people to permanent housing within the community. Over 1,600 people utilize these safety net programs each year.

  • 2005

    Southeast acquired Cornerstone Support Services in New Philadelphia in April of 2005, and provides primary and behavioral healthcare for people with short-term needs in Tuscarawas and Carroll Counties. Behavioral healthcare services include psychiatry, case management, psychiatric nursing, and counseling services in New Philadelphia and Carrollton, Ohio.

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