24-hour access: 812-537-1302
Toll free crisis: 877-849-1248
24-hour access: 812-537-1302         Toll free crisis: 877-849-1248

About CMHC

Community Mental Health Center, Inc., founded in 1967, is a provider of comprehensive mental health services, addiction services, and physical health services, offering inpatient, outpatient, home-based, school-based, and community-based programs to individuals and families in Dearborn, Franklin, Ohio, Ripley, and Switzerland counties in Southeastern Indiana. CMHC is a Trauma Informed Organization. CMHC offers services at 19 facilities located in Lawrenceburg, Batesville, Brookville, St. Leon and Vevay.

About 4% to 6% of the residents of the approximately 116,000 residents of service area utilize the services of CMHC, Inc., each year.


Description of the Community

Southeastern Indiana is considered to be a rural culture. Great variation exists within the region. Dearborn County is primarily considered a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio, yet is mostly a rural county overall. Franklin and Ripley Counties are also mixed suburban and rural communities based on their proximity to Interstate 74. Ohio County and Switzerland County are both primarily rural.


Licensing and Accreditation

CMHC is licensed as a psychiatric hospital by the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, and is certified as a community mental health center, psychiatric hospital, residential services provider, managed care provider for seriously mentally ill adults, seriously emotionally disturbed children and adolescents, and as a provider for substance abuse services. Additionally, CMHC is endorsed by the Division as a provider of compulsive gambling services.

CMHC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), an international, non-profit accreditation organization.