Our Mission
The Cleveland Department of Public Health Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse’s (OMHSA) CenterPoint treatment program and Prevention Services program provide abstinence-based substance abuse advocacy, education, treatment and prevention activities that support individuals, groups, and the community in taking steps toward healthier lifestyles.

Our Programs

The Cleveland Department of Public Health’s Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse (OMHSA) provides two programs. The first is an Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) treatment program called “CenterPoint.” CenterPoint currently has two treatment locations: CDPH’s J. Glen Smith Health Center** at 11100 St. Clair in the Glenview neighborhood, and the Cleveland House of Corrections (HOC) which is in Northfield, OH. While services at HOC will be ceasing operations in September of 2010, a new CenterPoint branch, to be open to the public, will commence services on the near west side shortly thereafter. Watch this space for further details!....etc

OMHSA’s other program is its Prevention Services program. Its office is also located at the J. Glen Smith Health Center. While some services take place at this location – especially during the summer – the majority occur in locales and venues such as high schools and K-8 schools; community centers, recreation centers, libraries, and on the premises with community groups from the locales where they’re based. Prevention Services works directly with youth at the direct-service level, and with coalitions and community groups that work with youth and others to assist them in building the capacity to continue serving them.

Both the CenterPoint treatment program and the Prevention Services program are licensed to operate by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, or ODADAS. Both OMHSA programs are strictly abstinence based.

Click here for the CenterPoint brochure. Click here for the Prevention Services brochure.

**The J. Glen Smith Health Center is a public health clinic operated by the Cleveland Department of Public Health. In addition to CenterPoint and Prevention Services, it is home to other programs and services such as childhood immunizations; women’s health issues including pregnancy testing; an STD clinic; walk-in HIV testing. A MetroHealth Primary Healthcare practice is located on premises; and various other medical and community services take place on site.