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The Nord Center

6140 South Broadway, Lorain, Ohio, 44053
Our mission is to provide comprehensive behavioral healthcare services that are culturally competent and evidence-based, and that promote recovery, dignity and well being for our clients, their families and the community we serve.

Facility Highlights

  • Crisis Stabilization Unit - short stay, 12 beds
  • Mobile Crisis Team - provides on-site evaluations
  • Partial Hospitalization Program - provides high-intensity clinical care


  • Dual Diagnosis/Co-occurring Disorders Treatment

    These two terms describe a person who is not only addicted to drugs or alcohol, but also has a mental or emotional illness, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc. Facilities that treat patients with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders provide psychiatric treatment in addition to drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.
  • Intensive Outpatient

    Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Facility Settings

  • Residential Neighborhood

Financial Details

  • Up to 100%

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Offering “prevention, treatment, and advocacy,” The Nord Center is a comprehensive behavioral and mental health facility that serves children, adolescents, and adults in greater Lorain County, Ohio. For clients struggling with substance abuse, the organization provides outpatient-based care, dual diagnosis treatment, and aftercare.

Although The Nord Center's addiction services do not include medical detoxification or residential treatment, it conducts a residential services option that secures supportive housing. Among treatment facilities in Ohio, The Nord Center is among 77.3 percent of treatment facilities that are private nonprofit and 57.2 percent that provide an intensive outpatient program (IOP). In addition, Nord Center is among the 47.9 percent of Ohio treatment facilities with special programs for clients with co-occurring disorders.


To start the process at The Nord Center, potential clients may call the intake line to schedule an appointment from Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Walk-in appointments also are available, if clients arrive before 9 a.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Nord Center offers two levels of substance abuse treatment programming: an IOP and a standard outpatient program (OP).

According to the facility's website, substance abuse treatment at The Nord Center is evidence-based and includes individual counseling, pre-treatment engagement groups, group counseling, family education and therapy, as well as aftercare sessions and/or aftercare planning.

The dual diagnosis program is designed to integrate treatment for mental health disorders with treatment for chemical dependency. Clients may receive ongoing medication management, as well as counseling and educational classes.

Utilizing the facility's other services, clients also may be referred to receive vocational assistance and homelessness prevention services. Treatment is available in other languages, and the facility offers culturally sensitive services for African Americans.


At The Nord Center, the treatment team consists of advanced nurse practitioners, therapists, substance abuse counselors, pharmacy technicians, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals.


At the time of this writing, three former clients who reviewed The Nord Center for Rehabs.com submitted mixed opinions: two highly positive, one negative. One alum wrote: “It was great,” whereas the other shared: “Love it.” However, the negative reviewer rated treatment effectiveness only one out of five stars and wrote: “They don’t care for patients who don’t use major mental illness as an excuse not to achieve in life.”

On secondary sites, The Nord Center received favorable feedback, on average to date: 3.1 out of five stars based on 23 reviews on Google; and 3.5 stars based on the opinions of 44 people on Facebook, which the organization may manage. [1] [2]

Many reviewers praised the staff, the counseling and care they received, and the life-changing results they achieved, such as Theresa on Facebook, who wrote: “The help I’ve gotten from my counselor and my psychiatrist with the Nord center has saved my life. I’m so thankful for their services and their financial aid.”

Comments from negative reviewers concerned disorganization, rude and judgment behavior, and lack of caring and responsiveness.


The two loved ones who reviewed The Nord Center for Rehabs.com to date submitted conflicting impressions. One loved one wrote: “VERY PROFESSION AND HELPFUL.” The other reviewer, however, reported a negative experience. “If you truly want to be helped, avoid this place at all costs," they wrote. "Their only goal is to label you with a diagnosis so they can medicate, medicate, medicate. As far as counseling? Complete joke.”


On secondary site Glassdoor, current and former employees of The Nord Center provided moderately positive views to date: 3.1 out of five stars based on 13 reviews. [3] Staffers appreciated the mission of the organization, their coworkers, and the supportive environment. In a representative review, an employee wrote: “Amazing mission and service to the community.”


At the time of this writing, The Nord Center accepts most insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, and self-pay, which is available based on a sliding scale and household income.

[1] GoogleReviews

[2] https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheNordCenter/reviews/?ref=page_internal

[3] https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/The-Nord-Center-Reviews-E1153240.htm

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