Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for Central Ohio

Northwoods Clinic is a multi specialty behavioral health clinic that includes individual therapists, couple and family therapists and psychiatric services. The clinic (and therapists) are members of The Ohiohealth Group's Clinically Integrated Network. Therefore, all members of the clinic are panel providers for those insurance companies that have contracted with the OhioHealth Group and Health4. Those include the following:

Ohiohealth's Healthy Med Plan (managed by Optima)
Aetna (*note: not Aetna through the State of Ohio-they use UBH for mental health. Please examine your card carefully)
Beech Street PPO
Confinity (formerly PPOM)
First Health (Includes Coventry Health Care)
Great-West Healthcare
Medical Mutual of Ohio/SuperMed
Ohio Health Choice
Stratos (Includes OPN-Ohio preferred Network, NPPN, Coalition America, and 4MOST)

Please note that Northwoods is NOT on panel for United Healthcare/UBH, Anthem Humana, Medicaid, Caresource, Medicare etc. That does mean if you have one of these plans, each service would be paid for at the time of the visit and you would seek reimbursement from your insurance company, if available from them. Reimbursement, if available from your plan/contract is usually paid at what they deem a " usual and customary" fee, which is usually lower than the fee charged. Please see your individual plan for details.

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Please talk to your individual therapist or provider about specific fees if you are paying out of pocket for services. If you have an insurance that the clinic is on panel with, you would be expected to pay copays or coinsurance and any other fee designated contractually with the clinic, including (but not limited to): paperwork, phone consultation, missed appointments, etc.

How to arrange for the intake appointment

  • First, read all the information on this page and assure this practice is a good fit for you.
  • Go to Schedule Appt. Page A from should pop up on the page. Complete the form and submit your information.
  • Go to the Paperwork Page and download the appropriate forms to complete before your appointment. Bring those with you to the meeting, There is no need to send ahead of time unless you would like to.

That's it! Someone will contact you to arrange for your initial session straight away.

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