Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc. - Warsaw Office
850 N. Harrison St.
Warsaw, IN 46580
The Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services, Inc., is a private not-for-profit, comprehensive community mental health center licensed by the State of Indiana Division of Mental Health. The Center has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) since 1980. Bowen Center earned JCAHO accreditation with commendation for 1994-1997 and again for 1997-2000. The Center provides quality professional mental health services to citizens in northeast Indiana through its offices in Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Steuben, Wabash and Whitley counties.
The Bowen Center has a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors consisting of three citizens representing each of the Centers core counties (Huntington, Kosciusko, Marshall, Wabash and Whitley).
The Center received official recognition as a mental health center by the Indiana Department of Mental Health in July,1977, and was successful in receiving a federal operations grant. With the expansion of services, the number of staff increased to 125 in 1980-1981.
Enrollment of clients in the "Hoosier Assurance Plan" (HAP), a mental health managed care plan created by the Indiana Division of Mental Health through legislation began July, 1996. This was the first phase of transition from traditional DMH "deficit" funding to a managed care model.
Bowen Center was a founding member of Addiction Services Providers of Indiana (ASPIN). ASPIN was created in 1996 as a partnership between selected behavioral health centers and Koala hospitals to form a behavioral health managed care network. The network continues to expand as more behavioral health centers join for strategic reasons.