Connections - Health - Wellness - Advocacy


Connections Mission:
Connections: Health*Wellness*Advocacy (“Connections”) is committed, in a spirit of partnership, to enhancing individual and community behavioral health through the delivery of a comprehensive, cost effective, integrated system of behavioral health care that promotes, in a culturally competent manner, wellness, healing and quality of life.

Connections is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services in northeast Ohio. We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, and advocating on behalf of clients and their families. Annually, Connections provides care for more than four thousand individuals. Our staff of 200 employees includes psychiatrists, registered nurses, licensed social workers, psychologists, and counselors. Connections provides services for children, adults, and families at one of our four locations in Cuyahoga County.

Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative
The Cuyahoga County Fatherhood Initiative(CCFI) seeks to strengthen families in our community by encouraging fathers to play a more active role in nurturing and raising their children. Please click on the link above to go to CCFI and find out more.

Connections and ORCA House Approve Strategic Partnership Collaborative Effort Will Improve Continuum of Care for Patients

Cleveland, OH (December 24, 2014) – Community behavioral health provider Connections: Health· Wellness· Advocacy, and ORCA House, a substance abuse treatment agency, are proud to announce the formation of a strategic partnership effective January 1, 2015. The partnership seeks to remove barriers to treatment by creating a continuum of patient care that ensures patients receive comprehensive substance abuse and behavioral health care services. By utilizing a collaborative approach, Connections and ORCA House will achieve a greater impact on the overall level of patient care while remaining separate organizations.
As a result of the partnership, both organizations will combine their individual board of directors to form a single board to oversee operations. Executive leadership will be transferred to one position, as Esther Pla, current President and CEO of Connections will also serve as CEO of ORCA House. Greg Uhland will continue to serve as Executive Director of ORCA House with adjusted responsibilities. Through improved operational efficiency, both agencies seek to enhance revenues while reducing overall expenses.
“The recent partnership between Connections and ORCA House is part of a growing effort by behavioral health providers to create a continuum of patient care,” states Esther Pla, President & CEO of Connections. “It demonstrates that we are capable of achieving a greater impact in the lives of patients and our communities when we collaborate and unite together.”
For more information regarding the new partnership between Connections and ORCA House, please contact Esther Pla at Connections.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Connections

New IOP treatment programs for individuals who are addicted to alcohol and/or other drugs to help break the cycle of addiction at our Beachwood and west 25th Street Locations.

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Our new West 25th Pharmacy opened on October 7th, 2014!

There has been much excitement and anticipation of expanding our pharmacy services.  On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, our W.25th Street pharmacy officially opened for service!  Similar to our Beachwood Pharmacy, this pharmacy is a full service pharmacy for Connections’ clients and staff allowing us to better serve our west side location. Our W.25th patients who had been utilizing the Beachwood Pharmacy are now able to get their prescriptions at the W.25th Street location. 

W.25th Pharmacy Hours of Operations: Monday through Friday, 8:30am – 5:00pm
W.25th Pharmacy Phone Number: 216-831-6466 and follow the prompts
W.25th Pharmacy Manager:  Greg Delluomo
W.25th Pharmacy Technician:  Sally Armitage

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