Counseling provides individuals with an opportunity to actively pursue emotional healing and personal growth, in a safe and non-judgmental environment. Although our difficulties are unique, we all face trials of many kinds. Facing these trials, with the support of a counselor, can be an empowering experience.
Outpatient Counseling Services include:
- Therapy for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Anger Management, relationship issues, grief, and more
- Diagnostic assessments
- Case management
- Individual counseling for all ages
- Play therapy for children
- Substance Use Disorder counseling for adolescents and adults - including Medication Assisted Treatment
- Addiction Recovery Support Group - Details Below
- Telehealth therapy services
*NOTICE: By signing your name electronically and submitting the form(s), you acknowledge your electronic signature has the same legal validity as your manual signature.
Intake Packet: Fillable Intake Paperwork
Spanish Intake Packet - PRINT ONLY (papeleo de admisión de pacientes - IMPRIMIR SOLO): Versión en Español - todos los servicios
- Payment is due at time of service.
- A sliding fee schedule is offered to all patients.
- Minimum payment for self-pay patients is $10 for counseling services.
- If patients do not have health insurance, a sliding fee schedule at 200% above federal poverty guidelines is offered to all patients who are eligible. Need help getting coverage? Visit HealthCare.gov for easy steps to get health insurance.
- Health Center staff can also assist patients with enrolling in health insurance or Medicaid if they qualify.
- We accept all Ohio Medicaid Plans, private insurance plans, and self-pay.
- Patients are expected to pay the full sliding-fee-scale amount at the time of their appointment.
- At the time your appointment is made, you will be told how much you can expect to pay. If for some reason we need to do a procedure that was not planned, and you cannot pay in full, a statement will be given to you. The remaining balance will need to be paid before another appointment can be scheduled.
- KCCHC protects its patients from surprise medical bills for services and items provided by KCCHC through a combination of:
- compliance with requirements established under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act and
- provision of Good Faith Estimates as outlined in Section 27966B-6 of the Federal No Surprises Act.
Appointments and Cancellations
- If you cannot make a scheduled appointment, please notify us by phone, at least 24 hrs. in advance of the appointment. There is usually a waiting list of people needing an appointment, so if you can’t make yours, we would like to be able to offer the appointment time to someone else.
- If you do not call 24 hrs. in advance to cancel an appointment, it will be considered a “missed” appointment and could delay or prohibit future appointments.
- A missed appointment is any appointment in which the patient does not show up or call in advance to cancel or reschedule the appointment.
Knox County Community Health Center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).
Addiction Recovery Support Group
No matter what your addictive behavior, SMART Recovery can help. Free Tuesday evening support groups will help people learn self-empowering tools and members will provide support for each other in recovery.The goal of SMART Recovery is for you to achieve a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle so you can conquer new challenges when you feel confident your addictive behavior is behind you.
Groups are held at the Knox County Community Health Center - Mount Vernon, Ohio location (Health Department) in the Conference Room on Tuesday evening at 6 pm. This group meets for about an hour and is open to anyone, no matter where they are at in their journey to recovery. There is no need to pre-register, and there is no fee to attend the support groups.
Meet your SMART Recovery Support Group Facilitator
Paul Hart Ruthenbeck is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor III and a member of the Knox County Community Health Center counseling staff. He has been with the Center for more than a year and has a focus on helping adults and adolescents with a substance use disorder. Paul has many years of past experience, having worked as a Special Education Teacher, Youth Ministries, Activities Coordinator, and Job Placement Support for individuals with developmental disabilities. He is excited to offer this new resource to the Knox County and hopes to provide confidence and healing to families and community members.
Commonly Asked Questions
How does SMART Recovery work?
SMART Recovery uses tools based on scientifically-proven methods for addiction recovery such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy and motivational interviewing. Learn more about local SMART Recovery groups using this LINK.
What makes SMART Recovery Different?
SMART Recovery advocates choice, so that those seeking recovery can choose what works best for them from a variety of options. The SMART Recovery goal is for you to achieve a healthy, positive and balanced lifestyle and to “graduate” when you feel your addictive behavior is behind you, not to remain a permanent participant in the program. Upon graduation, many SMART participants volunteer as meeting facilitators or in another capacity to help “pay forward” the gains they achieved.
What if I have trouble with transportation getting to and from the group?
No problem! Since our group is a program of the Knox County Community Health Center, we are able to provide transportation to and from the group and no charge! Just call the Health Center to set up your ride: 740-399-8008.