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Who We Are

We take your care seriously. With our trained and experienced clinicians, we respond to crises with empathy and understanding.

More than a crisis center.

Established in 1972, Netcare Access is Franklin County’s 24-hour mental health and substance abuse crisis intervention and assessment services for adults and those with developmental disabilities. Netcare is your connection to the county’s Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health (ADAMH) system, providing referrals to other ADAMH agencies for treatment services.

We help people in a mental health or substance use crisis. We help the courts and community agencies by providing professional evaluations and assessments for those that need them.

Netcare Values

Caring

We contribute to the welfare of those whom we serve.

Excellence

We go beyond what is expected.

Accountability

We are responsible to our clients, to our funders, to other stakeholders, and to the general public.

Respect

We treat everyone with dignity about who they are or the circumstances of our involvement with them.

Collaboration

We work with other interested parties and stakeholders to contribute to the betterment of behavioral health systems and programs in the community.

Trauma Sensitive

We understand, anticipate, and respond to the needs of those who have experienced trauma, by providing a comforting and safe treatment environment, promoting self -empowerment of the client.

Cultural Awareness and Relevancy

We understand and address the role of race and implicit biases toward people of other cultures; how these can affect client and staff behaviors, attitudes, and responses; and how these can impact staff interactions with clients and with each other.

Netcare Senior Staff

 

King Stumpp

President/CEO

 

Pablo Hernandez, MD

Forensic Medical Director/Medical Director

 

Allan Brown, SPHR

Director of Human Resources & Facilities 

 

Rebecca Benedetto

CFO, Director of Fiscal Operations

 

Terry Kukor, Ph.D., ABPP, Forensic

Director of Forensic & Specialized Assessment Services

 

Jessica Lilly

Director of Development & Public Relations

 

Michele Perry, LISW-S

Director of Crisis & Assessment Services

 

Jocelyn Scott, RHIA

Director of Quality Improvement

 

Carrie Wirick, LPCC-S,LICDC

Director of Community & Residential Services

Netcare Corporation
Board of Directors

 

Patrick A. Devine

Chair | Ice Miller

 

Sid Geller

1st Vice Chair | Sid Geller & Associates LLC

 

Kitty Wilcox Soldano, Ph.D.

2nd Vice Chair 

 

Maureen Delphia, MD

Immediate Past-Chair

 

Candy Carr

The P.E.E.R. Center​

 

Anahi Ortiz, M.D.

Franklin County Coroner’s Office

 

Shirley Rogers-Reece

SR & Associates, LLC

 

Lee Shackelford, MD

Psychiatrist 

 

Tim Tullis

Corporate Counsel | Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter

“Because of the care I received, I am able to write you this today. Without your services, I would not be here today. Thank you for all your help and patience. I am headed in the right direction. I am headed towards a positive future.”

 

Netcare Access Client

The Netcare Foundation

Incorporated in 1982, the Netcare Foundation is a 501(c)(3) fundraising organization that raises funds to benefit the programs, clients and staff of Netcare Access.

In addition to raising funds through individual donations and grants, the Foundation hosts two key fundraising events each year, which bring together sponsors, friends and supporters of Netcare.

 

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Annual Golfing Tournament

The annual Netcare Foundation Golf Tournament gathers together golfers and supporters of Netcare Access each year for a fun day of golf, food, prizes and a few surprises.

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Community Awards & Recognition Dinner

This event is a celebration of Netcare Access’ supporters, advocates, first responders, community leaders and staff that have made an impact on the lives of the individuals in our community, struggling with mental health and addiction.

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Netcare History

Netcare Corporation was originally known as the Southwest Community Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, Inc. It was founded in 1972 and was located at 854 West Town Street in Columbus. We’ve since grown into a comprehensive network of crisis and assessment services. The following timeline represents key elements in Netcare’s existence and growth through the decades.

1972

Following its incorporation, the Board recruited and hired executive director, James O. Gibson, who was given responsibility for program development and hiring of staff and leadership for ongoing community planning. Early in 1972 a full range of outpatient services including specialized services for children was established at five locations throughout the catchment area. In December, 1972, the facility opened 24-hour emergency services.

1973

Under special contract with the Franklin County Mental Health and Retardation Board and the Ohio Department of Mental Health, established a county-wide program for Forensic Psychiatry. The service included pre-trial investigations, competency evaluations, and emergency services to the county jail.

In 1973, Netcare also implemented the first adult day treatment program and five essential services (Inpatient, Outpatient, Day Treatment, Emergency Services, and Consultation and Education).

1977

The citizens of the Franklinton area neighborhood elected to have their primary health care facility administered by Netcare Access  and the current facility was constructed at 199 S. Central Avenue.

1979

During 1979, two additional residential homes were opened to provide the final phase of residential programming before the client’s return to independent living. The program served 55 individuals through five residential homes. Miles House, which is still operating today, opened.

1980

The Center changed its name from Southwest Community Mental Health and Retardation Center to Southwest Community Health Centers, Inc. after expanding into neighborhood healthcare. The Franklinton Health Center initiated new family planning, prenatal and obstetrical services. The Community Center for the Deaf began providing specialized services for the deaf and hearing impaired including interpreting, counseling, case management and consultation and education. A community emergency response team was formed which has the ability to respond immediately to community emergency situations such as fire, accident or family death and to provide counseling services to the victims of these crises. They are now referred to as the Community Crisis Response Unit (CCR).

1982

The Governing Board initiated incorporation of the Netcare Foundation. Established as a support organization to the Netcare Corporation, to provide financial support for services through a variety of fundraising events, investments and other activities.

The Foundation Annual Golf Tournament was established.

1983

CCD began operating a very successful and long-lived volunteer-staffed BINGO program to help fund services to the deaf community.

The Southwest governing Board announced a change in corporate structure and identity. The Board chose the name “Netcare Corporation” and rebranded the organization.

1986

The Franklin County Mental Health Board began the restructuring of the entire mental health system through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant. Netcare leadership changed after its first President, James O. Gibson, retired. The Board of Trustees selected Bobbe Fulton as president.

1988

Netcare played an active role in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant. As a part of the restructuring of the mental health system, Netcare provides a comprehensive assessment of all clients entering community treatment and will be responsible for assigning clients to appropriate treatment teams.

1989

Netcare was designated by the Franklin County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board to carry out their authority and responsibility for probated mentally ill clients in Franklin County and to operate the Systems Chief Clinical Office.

Grayce M. Sills Scholarship Fund for employee education is created.

1991

Eight-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) opened at 199 S. Central Avenue.

Joint operation of Older Adult Mobile Assessment unit begins.

1993

Netcare Access is certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services to provide substance abuse treatment and services.

1994

Reach Out Program (now called ROW ONE) transferred to Netcare Access from the city of Columbus.

1996

ADAMH names Netcare as Franklin County’s “front-door”, forming Netcare Access, with responsibility for county-wide crisis intervention, assessment and referral services and two 24-hour crisis and assessment centers are opened. 

The 276-CARE, Emergency Response Service (ERS) is established

2004

Mr. Allen R. Mosser appointed Netcare Corporation’s third President/CEO.

Addition of a full-time MR/DD Clinical Specialist to work in crisis and assessment services.

2008

ADAMH funds expansion of eight additional crisis beds at 199 S. Central Avenue location: 27 total Netcare crisis beds.

2010

Netcare Manager, Kay Werk, is awarded first OSU ‘Faces of Resilience’ STAR Award in recognition of her outstanding leadership and contributions to the psychological trauma field.

2011

Austin King Stumpp is named Netcare President and CEO, as Allen R. Mosser retires.

2012

Netcare celebrates its 40th Anniversary, and the Netcare Foundation Annual Golf Tournament celebrates 30 years!

2018

The Mobile Crisis Response Unit begins in partnership with the Columbus Police Department to respond to mental health and suspected substance abuse in the community to de-escalating situations on the scene to avoid hospitalization or incarceration and Netcare partners with the Community Shelter Board to answer calls for the Homeless Hotline to connect individuals and families to housing resources in the community.

2019

Netcare President and CEO, King Stumpp, is awarded OSU’s ‘Faces of Resilience’ STAR Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contributions to the psychological trauma field.

Netcare partners with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department to implement a Community Intervention and Diversion unit to respond to mental health and suspected substance abuse calls in the community.