The Cuyahoga DD provides financial support and partners with select local hospital programs that provide unique or specialized services to people with developmental disabilities.
Intellectual Disabilities Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
The Department of Psychiatry at University Hospitals operates an intellectual and developmental disabilities outpatient psychiatry clinic serving adults ages 18 and older. The clinic is staffed by psychiatrists, psychiatric fellows, residents, and advanced practice nurses. These staff have specialized knowledge and experience in working with adults with developmental disabilities who also have psychiatric needs and/or behavioral problems and their families and caregivers.
There are two clinic locations:
- EAST- UH Cleveland Medical Center (Suite 1165, First Floor, W.O. Walker Center, 10524 Euclid Ave. Cleveland)
- WEST- Suite 214, 4065 Center Road, Brunswick, OH 44212
MetroHealth Medical Center
Comprehensive Care Clinic
The Comprehensive Care Clinic employs a medical home model that gives coordinated medical care to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Care is given across a variety of specialties and throughout the patient’s lifespan. In addition to physicians, nurses and other professionals, the clinic employees nurse care coordinators who work closely with families and their medical providers to help ensure that the patient has a coordinated plan of care and can manage any potential barriers to receiving that care.
The Department of Dentistry at MetroHealth Medical Center provides both routine dental services and those which may require general anesthesia. General anesthesia is sometimes needed for individuals who are otherwise not able to tolerate the process of dental work.
Children with Medical Handicaps Program
The Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH) Program is a health care program within the Ohio Department of Health. It links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payments for services their child needs. CMH supports the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) where primary care providers and families work together to improve health outcomes and quality of life for children and youth with special health care needs and their families.
How to enroll?
In order to enroll in CMH, a Medical Application Form must be submitted by a CMH-approved physician. Local health department public health nurses can provide a referral to start the enrollment process.
For more information reach out to:
Ohio Department of Health
CMH - Children with Medical Handicaps Program
246 North High Street
P.O. Box 1603
Columbus, OH 43216-1603