Frequently Asked Questions

What does the Ranch do?

The Buckeye Ranch is a private, nonprofit organization with a comprehensive array of mental health treatment options for children and their families. It is our size and considerable amount of experience with youth behavioral and psychological disorders that distinguishes the Ranch. These strengths shape our approach to care, which includes the entire family working together with our clinical support teams to develop individually tailored care. Our clients are struggling to overcome serious issues including abuse, neglect, mental illness, suicidal tendencies, addictions, and behavior disorders.

Most of the Ranch's services are based in Central Ohio, but many programs are available for clients from across the United States. Currently, the Ranch serves nearly 1,200 children and families every day at six locations throughout Ohio.

What types of children does the Ranch work with?

Children in the care of the Ranch have behavioral or psychological disorders. Common issues include, but are not limited to: depression, oppositional defiant disorder, attention deficient/hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and bipolar disorder.

Does the Ranch serve girls?

Yes, the Ranch has been working with girls since the late 1980s through various outpatient programs.  Today, the Ranch provides a full array of coed services.

How do I get my child admitted to Ranch programs?

Contact the Ranch's Family Resources at (614) 384-7798 or toll free at 800-859-5665.  Staff is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you prefer, you may e-mail our Family Resources at:

What services do you offer?

The Ranch offers the following treatment options for children and their family’s needs:

•Intensive and Non-intensive Residential Treatment
•Crisis Residential Programs
•Psychiatric Services
•Treatment Foster Care
•Behavior Disorder Services
•Intensive Family-based Counseling
•Family and Outpatient Counseling
•Community Support Programs
•Case Management
•Alternative Education
•Day Treatment
•Juvenile Sex Offender Services
•Animal-assisted Therapy
•Prevention Services

How much are your services?

Fees range depending on the type of care needed.  Some service costs are offset by insurance, Medicaid, or the client's local Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board. For specific information on fees or funding options, contact the Ranch's Family Resources at (614) 384-7798 or toll free at 800-859-5665.

How soon can we get in?

Some programs offer immediate access to clients in need; however, for some programs and services, the need is so great that the Ranch is forced to place potential clients on a waiting list. Our admissions staff can work with you to try to provide the most appropriate level of care as soon as possible. For the latest information on any program you are interested in accessing, contact the Ranch's Family Resources at (614) 384-7798 or toll free at 800-859-5665.

The Buckeye Ranch provides notice that when an individual has any concerns about patient care and safety in the organization, he or she is encouraged to contact the organization’s management. If the concerns in question cannot be resolved at this level, the individual is encouraged by the organization to contact the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations at:
One Renaissance Blvd.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
phone: (630) 792-5000