The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) is a public body comprised of members who share a deep commitment for how our local community works together to meet the mental health and substance abuse needs of our neighbors, friends, and loved ones.
The Board’s function is to assess the needs, plan, monitor, fund, and evaluate services. With input from its professional staff and the community, the Board determines the direction of mental health and substance use disorder services, and contracts for these services through local providers. The Board provides full or partial funding for services, based on a sliding fee scale, utilizing federal, state, and property tax dollars for Hancock County residents.
The Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) was commissioned by the State of Ohio for the purpose of planning, monitoring, and funding mental health and alcohol/drug recovery services for the residents of Hancock County. The volunteer Board is comprised of eighteen Hancock County residents who are appointed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Hancock County Commissioners.
ADAMHS is the local mental health and substance abuse services planning authority for Hancock County. As a form of local government, ADAMHS is the County’s forum for the review and negotiation of policies and allocations that direct our community treatment and prevention system.
The most unique aspect of the care and financing system for behavioral health services is the presence of a distinct, substantial, complex, and publicly financed delivery system that serves as a safety net. Thus, public services are available for those with public insurance, as well as for those who have private insurance.