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OhioGuidestone Collaborates with Whitehall City Schools and Licking County to Expand Access to Care in Central Ohio

Later this spring, Whitehall-Yearling High School, located just outside of Columbus, will open a first-of-its-kind, school-based health clinic. OhioGuidestone will provide onsite mental health services at the facility.

The clinic is part of a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and an expansion of the services OhioGuidestone already provides to the Whitehall City School District. A part-time supervisor and part-time therapist will be based at the high school’s clinic to oversee school-based therapists in this district. Through the clinic, OhioGuidestone can provide services to students and community members who carry private insurance, broadening the agency’s reach and impact. This partnership exemplifies the kind of access to care that can be achieved through collaboration, trust and planning.

OhioGuidestone has also been chosen to provide addiction peer recovery coaches and related services in Licking County. Thanks to nearly $74,000 in funding from Licking County Job and Family Services, OhioGuidestone is using the project to offer additional mental health and substance use disorder treatment services throughout the region. This opportunity also helps to foster and build important partnerships for the agency, as OhioGuidestone works with social services, the faithbased community, and private and government sectors.