835 North Locust Street, Ottawa, OH 45875 | Email: pathways@pathwaysputnam.org | Phone: 419-523-4300 | Fax: 419-523-6188
835 North Locust Street
Ottawa, OH 45875
Phone: 419-523-4300
Fax: 419-523-6188
Email: pathways@pathwaysputnam.org


The Behavioral Health assessment is a process of gathering information to learn about a person’s needs and ability to function in order to determine the best treatment for them. The assessment includes questions about the presenting problem, an evaluation of their current mental status, and the creation of a diagnostic impression. The outcome is to determine the need for care and recommend appropriate services and/or treatment.

All assessments are handled through our Open Access program. You may walk in any time listed on the Open Access card on the Home Page. If you need to see a psychiatrist you will need to first come through our Open Access Program.

Program Objective:

• Diagnostic Assessments shall be scheduled within 10 working days of the initial contact. We can usually see you within 5 days.

• Levels of Care, Wellness Surveys, and Treatment Protocols shall be utilized as a guide for referrals to appropriate service environments.

• Pathways will ensure that counselors with specialized training in assessments are the primary assessors.

• The short phone interview with support staff will help determine proper and timely scheduling of the Diagnostic Assessment.