Community Health Center in Akron, OH

Overall Rating

(4.3 of 5)
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725 East Market Street
Akron OH 44305

Community Health Center Philosophy

Community Health Center is committed to enhancing the quality of life. We are a leader in providing effective services for compulsive and addictive disorders, health care, life skills development, prevention, housing, wellness and rehabilitation. We believe chemical dependency is a progressive, fatal illness that is highly treatable.

Areas of Specialization

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
    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.

  • Residential Treatment
    Residential treatment programs provide housing (food and meals) in addition to treatment for substance abuse. Some facilities offer only short-term residential treatment, some offer only long-term treatment and others offer both, ranging from a few days to many months, based on patient needs.

Facility Highlights

Animal Assisted Therapy

Group Counseling

Individual Counseling

Meet the Staff

Robert Stokes

Chief Executive Officer

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Bob Stokes joined Community Health Center June 2013. He brings over 25 years of experience in healthcare management and treatment services to the agency, including hospital administration at Akron Children’s Hospital and 7 years of executive management, leading regional behavioral health and substance abuse treatment agencies.

Nancy Jones Keogh, PhD

Clinical Director

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Dr. Nancy Jones Keogh joined Community Health Center in 1996 and serves as the Clinical Director overseeing all behavioral health programs. Her areas of expertise include psychological assessment and diagnosis, treatment of anxiety disorders and addiction treatment. In addition to her duties at CHC, she is in private practice and is a member of the medical staff at Akron General Medical Center and is an adjunct clinical faculty member at The University of Akron. 360 Guide

Review by Contributors


Community Health Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers detoxification, residential, and outpatient services for adult men and women dealing with substance abuse. Additionally, medical care, educational seminars, and housing options are offered along with outpatient services for adolescents. Medication management like Suboxone and methadone treatment is available.


Community Health Center believes that addiction is a disease and provides individualized treatment plans. A holistic assessment plan is given at the beginning of treatment which includes individual, group, and family counseling, health care, and educational seminars.

The center also offers vocational assistance, housing, case management, childcare services, and medical services.

The residential program lasts between 90 to 120 days. Sober-living facilities are available to women and women with children who completed the residential program.

Adolescent treatment includes individual and group therapy, animal assisted therapy, and a group for teen girls. Detoxification will last 3 to five days, followed by Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP), which offers evening hours.

Detoxification may include Suboxone and methadone treatment.


Community Health Center employs master’s level counselors, a medical director, and a clinical director.


The center accommodates 28 beds. The only alum polled by to date rated four out of five stars for accommodations and meals.


The only alum polled by wrote that they couldn’t think of any weaknesses of the facility and indicated that they’d recommend it. “Kind understanding people who did not make you feel judged and offered a lot of support,” the anonymous alum wrote. The alum gave four out of five stars for staff’s experience, overall effectiveness, counseling options, and treatment for co-occurring disorders. They gave two stars for holistic options but praised the emotional support the staff provided and the comfort allowed through the detox program.

On Google, nine reviewers gave an average 3.9 stars. Staff recieved mixed reviews on the site. “The Community Health Center offers tremendous service to many avenues of treatment,” wrote one reviewer. “They take care of the mind and body with counseling, testing, case management, specialized women's services, trauma-competent care, childcare…”

“Staff is not on the same page when it comes to rules,” wrote Dana. Reviewer Kathleen called staff “knowledgeable and available” while alum Todd simply wrote: “wonderful.”[1]


The only staff member responding to a poll gave mostly positive feedback. The reviewer, Maureen, gave five out of five stars for staff experience and training and indicated that she’d recommend the facility for treatment. She wrote: “Excellent clinical staff. Clinical and medical staff are well versed in evidenced based practice and have been offering specialized treatment for women.” However, she noted that while the facility was okay for “psych education” it was “not great for therapeutic groups.”


Community Health Center will treat clients regardless of ability to pay. According to the facility’s brochure, Community Health Center accepts Medicare, Medicaid, and most major insurance plans.


Published on June 2017

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Kind understanding people who did not make you feel judged and offered a lot of support. I liked that they kept you as comfortable as possible with the withdrawal by giving medication that helped with the symptoms and then weaning you off and you got the same when it came to emotional support plenty of counseling and group meetings to help get you through some of the toughest days of your life

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Excellent clinical staff. Clinical and medical staff are well versed in evidenced based practice and have been offering specialized treatment for women. Medication-assisted program combined medical and clinical components to offer comprehensive care. Most clinical staff are licensed in Chemical Dependency and Mental Health. Support groups, out-pt, IOP and residential services, transitional housing and permanent housing are available. Ok for psych education, not great for therapeutic groups.

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