Connections - Health - Wellness - Advocacy

Certifications and Accreditations

The Ohio Department of Mental Health (ODMH) works to assure access to quality mental health services for Ohioans at all levels of need and life stages. It is estimated that nearly two million Ohioans will need mental health services during their lives for problems ranging from situational stress to severe and chronic mental illness. Last year, Ohio's public mental health system provided care to more than 300,000 people, including 100,000 children.


Consumers face a variety of options when deciding what services to use and who should provide them. Accreditation is a sign of quality and is an important consideration in their decision making. They look for CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation in their choice of treatment for addiction and substance abuse, rehabilitation of a disability, home and community services, retirement living, and other health and human services.