Far West Center’s Mental Health Services For HIV/AIDS Patients In Lorain And Cuyahoga Counties

Far West Center has received a Ryan White grant to provide outpatient mental health services for eligible persons with HIV/AIDS living in Lorain or Cuyahoga Counties. The psychological and emotional impact of HIV/AIDS can be overwhelming. Often, the diagnosis itself triggers a host of mental health problems that worsen symptoms of the illness itself.

Far West Center is an experienced provider of specialized mental health services, including the care of persons living with HIV/AIDS. Outpatient services include evaluation, counseling, psychiatric care, medication, case management, and recovery support sessions. Through both locations in Amherst and Westlake, Far West Center is able to provide these services conveniently “under one roof.”

Individuals with HIV/AIDS in need of the Center’s services may self-refer, or be referred by health care providers from local hospitals, clinics, or the community. According to Kelly Dylag, President/CEO of Far West Center, “Our community is fortunate to have such capable health care partners as the Infectious Disease Clinic at Mercy Regional Medical Center and the Elyria City Health District, partnering with us to serve our Lorain County HIV/AIDS patients.” These providers have been instrumental in linking patients to mental health care at Far West Center.

All three organizations receive grant funding for caring for HIV/AIDS patients through the Ryan White grant administered by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

Far West Center is an award-winning community mental health center, which serves residents of Lorain County and western Cuyahoga County.

For more information, call 440.835.6212, ext. 230 or intake@farwestcenter.com.

Alicia Goodelle

Development Specialist

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