Veterans Services

Meridian’s Veterans Program serves Veterans and other individuals, that have served in the military, who are struggling with an addiction, mental health diagnosis, dual-diagnosis, or homelessness. The program provides all levels of care including case management, treatment, counseling, and/or housing – helping to get each individual the support, information and benefits that can help them physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.

 

Program and Services

Assessment

Before treatment can begin, an assessment will be conducted with you and/or your loved ones by a Master’s Level licensed counselor. The assessment process is a vital part of the beginning of treatment and ensures the right level of care.

Treatment

Meridian offers all levels of care for treatment including residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and medication assisted treatment. All treatment or counseling is individualized to meet the specific needs of each individual. Patients are also required to attend support group meetings such as Alcohol Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Gambling Anonymous, if appropriate. Primary care is also available to each individual to address any medical needs.

Mental Health Counseling

Meridian counselors are trained in evidence based therapies that can help with depression, anxiety/panic, stress, major life changes, phobias, PTSD, personality disorders, and pain disorders. By working collaboratively, the counselor and individual are able to resolve the individual’s issues and enhance his or her overall well-being.

Case Management

Each individual will have case management available to them, which includes linkage to vocational programming, life skills development, and other community resources. Meridian’s Veteran Liaison will also help them find other benefits or community vouchers they might qualify for, help with transportation needs, work with the local court systems, and other services as needed.

Housing

Meridian also maintains several types of different housing facilities to address the varying needs of our patients or residents, including permanent supportive housing facilities. The goal is to provide those in need with a safe and affordable place to live.

Family Medicine (Primary Care)

Meridian offers primary care services and runs just like any other doctor’s office. Common problems that can be treated by Meridian’s medical team include regular check-ups, cold, flu, physicals, hypertension, diabetes, hyperglycemia, thyroid issues, and asthma, along with many other conditions.

Location

Meridian Main Office
527 N Meridian Road
Youngstown, OH 44509
Meridian Veteran Liaison – 330.506.8123

Meridian’s Veteran Liaison

Michael O’Brien is our Veteran Liaison. Michael is a Licensed Social Worker who served in the United States Marine Corps in Afghanistan and Guam. He’s someone you can talk to. Here’s Michael explaining some of the issues veterans face, and relating what veterans who turn to Meridian HealthCare can expect.