FCHC Behavioral Health

Two Locations:

Older Adult Inpatient, Adult and Older Adult Intensive Outpatient
725 South Shoop Avenue • Wauseon, OH 43567  •  (419) 337-8661

Adult Outpatient
495 South Shoop Avenue • Wauseon,  OH• (419) 330-2790

FCHC Behavioral Health

Since 1981 the professionals at the FCHC Behavioral Health have been helping clients deal with many behavioral and emotional life problems. Formally known as the FulCare, FCHC Behavioral Health offers solutions to those struggling with emotional life challenges Your mental health is just as important as your physical health -one can often affect the other. At FCHC Behavioral Health, we can help. We provide a wide range of mental health services that address the stresses and difficulties life brings, as well as more acute and chronic psychiatric problems. Over the years, the staff at the FCHC Behavioral Health has remained dedicated to offering quality comprehensive behavioral and emotional health care to Fulton County and the surrounding area. Today, as always, help is just a phone call away by calling 419-337-8661.

Services Offered


FCHC Building

FCHC Behavioral Health Outpatient Program moved to their new location at 495 South Shoop Avenue in Wauseon in March 2021.  The program provides comprehensive outpatient care for adults 18 and over.  Some of the Outpatient Program features include:

  • Comprehensive Psychosocial Evaluation
  • Individual Counseling
  • Interdisciplinary Treatment Approach
  • Family Counseling
  • Personalized Therapeutic Care
  • Medication Management
  • Coordination of Treatment with Family Physician or Mental Health Provider

Our outpatient staff are available Monday through Thursday 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. The Outpatient department can be reached by calling 419-330-2790.

Adult and Older Adult/Geriatric Intensive Outpatient


For many years, those who sought help for support and treatment of depression, stress or anxiety had to choose between inpatient hospital care or outpatient services. To help bridge the gap between inpatient and traditional outpatient we developed a  two track Adult and Older Adult/Geriatric Intensive Outpatient Program program.  Each program is designed to provide intensive treatment while allowing the client to continue with normal daily activities.

In the Adult Intensive Outpatient Program, participants come to our unit from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM a.m. Monday through Thursday.  Participants in the Older Adult/Geriatric Intensive Outpatient Program meet on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 3:00 PM.  Individuals participate in group and individual therapy activities and counseling sessions. In each program, members return to their home environment each day, without interrupting their family life structure. The program is voluntary and length of participation varies according to each individual’s needs.

The program provide intensive individualized treatment while allowing clients at times, to maintain normal home and work schedules. Both the adult and Older Adult/Geriatric  Intensive Outpatient Programs provide a full range of services including:

  • Comprehensive Evaluation
  • Interdisciplinary Treatment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Treatment
  • Treatment supervised by a Psychiatrist

Older Adult/Geriatric Inpatient Services

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The Older Adult/Geriatric Inpatient Program is a service offered to adults age 55 and older for those suffering with severe emotional life problems. Inpatient Services are provided 24 hours a day 7 days a week in a safe comfortable atmosphere.

Patients who are admitted to the inpatient program have the assurance they are receiving effective, focused treatment. Every patient who comes into the inpatient program has a complete psychiatric evaluation by a psychiatric nurse practitioner in collaboration with a staff psychiatrist. Treatment is individualized for each patient’s needs that may include:

  • Therapeutic Milieu
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Patient and Family Education
  • Family Therapy
  • Medication Management

As a patient improves, specific follow-up plans are made with each patient to assure a continuous smooth transition back into their normal environment.Care 2

FCHC Behavioral Health Patient Portal

As we continue in our efforts to provide our patients with the highest quality of care, we are constantly looking for methods of working together with you to ensure that you are not only aware of, but also involved in the management and improvement of your health.

We are proud to inform you that our patient portalOlder Couple Researching Behavioral Health Options offers the opportunity to use the electronic health record to track the most important aspects of your healthcare.

To access our Patient Portal, patients are given secure User IDs and passwords, enabling them to access the Portal to view their personal health record, to see their appointments and examine their current and past statements all from the comfort of their home, whenever it is convenient for them. To access the portal, click here

Getting Started

Through the years thousands of people have received care from FCHC Behavioral Health. Our staff can help you through what may seem to be an unbearable situation. And it all begins with a simple phone call.

Accessing Services

To find out if you or someone you know may benefit from one of our programs, call us at 419-337-8661, then select option 1 to schedule a free initial consultation. Referral for treatment can be made by individuals, family members, physicians, medical professionals, clergy, mental health professionals, employers, co-workers or friends.

Who are the Staff?

The members of the Geriatric treatment team include our psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, other therapists and specialists as needed.

Where is the program located?

The Inpatient and IOP programs are located on the fifth floor of the Fulton County Health Center at 725 S. Shoop Avenue in Wauseon, Ohio. The FCHC Behavioral Health Outpatient Department is located at 495 South Shoop Avenue on the Northwest corner of the Fulton County Health Center campus

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