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Akron Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron - Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC)
The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC) answers questions from family members or other adults associated with children or adolescents experiencing emotional and behavioral health problems. In addition, PIRC staff conducts preliminary risk assessments for children and adolescents in crisis who are considered to be high risk. PIRC is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and can be reached at 330-543-7472 or toll-free 1-866-443-7472

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accordion-arrowBehavioral Health Counseling and Therapy

Counseling and therapy services are provided by licensed clinicians. Treatment is of varied duration and uses individualized treatment plans.

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accordion-arrowPharmacological Management

Pharmacological Management services are provided by psychiatrists and advance practice nurses. Services include diagnosis and treatment, prescribing medication, on-going monitoring, and health screening.

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accordion-arrowIntensive Home Based Therapy

Intensive Home Based Therapy provides tailored counseling, community support services and crisis assistance to children and families experiencing a level of mental illness related distress that makes family disruption or placement of a child outside the home an imminent possibility. Immediate access to service at all times and multiple contacts per week are important aspects of this level of care.

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accordion-arrowFIRST Episode program

This specialty program provides early identification and treatment of individuals experiencing first episode psychosis between the ages of 15 and 40. The collaborative program partners Child Guidance & Family Solutions with Community Support Services and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) to support resiliency training, medication management, individual counseling, CPST and family education. The program goals are to improve employment / employability, reduce hospitalizations, complete educational goals, and decrease substance use and legal involvement.

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accordion-arrowIntensive Outpatient Treatment

Intensive Outpatient Treatment provides an intensive, comprehensive, structured goal oriented treatment service for persons struggling with an acute period of difficulty.

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Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)

The following facilities provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for people diagnosed with an opioid use disorder. OTPs must be certified by SAMHSA and accredited by an independent, SAMHSA-approved accredited body. 

  • New Season of Ohio, LP New Season Akron Treatment Center: 1900 W Market Street; Akron, OH 44313 (234-901-2590)
  • BrightView, LLC OTP Akron: 999 N Main Street; Akron, OH 44310 (513-834-7063)
  • Community Health Center, CHC Addiction Services: 725 E Market Street; Akron, OH 44305 (330-434-4141)
  • Pinnacle Treatment Centers OH, LLC, Akron Treatment Services: 87 Conservatory Drive; Barberton, OH 44203 (234-334-4203)


Mental illnesses and alcohol and drug addiction disorders are very common. National estimates are that about one in five adults will experience a mental illness or addictive disorder at some point in their lives. Two out of every three Ohioans are impacted by a friend or family member with an addiction or mental illness.

When this happens to you or your loved one, services and supports are available in our community to get you on the road to recovery. We believe and expect that anyone can recover and/or manage their conditions successfully.

With help comes hope, which is the foundation of recovery.

Recovery starts here.

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