What We Do

Probate Pre-Screening is an assessment to determine if an individual meets criteria for involuntary psychiatric hospitalization. Individuals that are viewed as posing an immediate danger to themselves or others, are unable to care for themselves or would benefit from treatment in a hospital due to behavior that creates an imminent risk to the rights of others are deemed qualified to be screened.

Requests often come from treatment providers or relatives of an individual who is unwilling or unable to seek treatment and who appears at risk of harm to self or others.

Netcare Access staffs licensed counselors and social workers that are specially trained as Health Officers for Franklin County and as such, have the authority to initiate the process for an involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.

Submit A Request

The Probate Prescreen department is staffed Monday to Saturday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM If you’d like to submit a request for probate pre-screening services on individuals in Franklin County, please contact the Emergency Response Services (ERS) phone triage, 614-276-CARE (2273).

Emergency Response Services


Take a Tour inside the office of the probate staff