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About the Department


OSU Harding Hospital

1670 Upham Drive 
 OSU Harding Hospital

In 1847 in Columbus Ohio, Dr. Samuel Smith became the first Chair of a Department of Psychiatry in an American Medical School. By 1951, a separate Department of Psychiatry was established at The Ohio State University.

A new, $15 million Neuropsychiatric Facility opened in 1994, housing state of the art clinical inpatient, outpatient, partial, and research facilities. We have over 100 full and part-time clinical faculty members.

The Department of Psychiatry's mission is to improve lives through behavioral health CARE--clinical care, advocacy, research and   education:

  • Provide the finest behavioral health care currently available to patients;
  • Train pre- and post-doctoral students from medicine, psychology, nursing, social work and related fields to work collaborativley on inter-professional teams and to become excellent health care providers for diverse patient populations accross a broad spectrum of practice settings and patient populations;
  • Conduct basic and applied research to advance our ability to effectively prevent, assess and treat mental disorders.