The Ohio State University at Lima

Mental Health Referral Information

Free Counseling Services Available in Columbus

The Ohio State University at Lima does not provide counseling services on campus for faculty or staff. Counseling services are available to all OSU students (including those attending the Lima campus) in Columbus. Students are entitled to as many as 10 free counseling visits per academic year at the Office of Counseling and Consultation Services on the Columbus campus. The location and contact information for the center is listed below. For psychiatry service/consultation, you should expect a $15 copay if you have OSU health insurance. If you have private insurance, you should contact the center to determine costs associated with psychiatric services.

Office of Counseling and Consultation Services
Younkin Success Center, 4th Floor
1640 Neil Avenue
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone (during regular hours): (614)292-5766
Website information:

Local Referral Information

Whenever possible, students should consult with their local physician for guidance in making a mental health referral. Students should inquire with each agency about fee schedules, policies regarding scheduling and canceling appointments, insurance/copay/reduced-fee options, and transportation assistance, if necessary. Additional providers can be obtained from local hospital referral networks.

For local emergency/crisis intervention, call: 1-800-567-4673

The Family Resource Center in Lima provides mental health and drug and alcohol recovery services. They use a sliding fee scale based on family income and the number of individuals within the home. To schedule an appointment, call: (419)222-1168

Lutheran Social Services in Lima provides mental health counseling for adults. (419)229-2222

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255

(Information compiled by J. Green, Feb. 1, 2006, in consultation with the Office of Counseling and Consultation Services)