Evaluation & Diagnostic Assessment

What is evaluation and diagnostic assessment?

This process consists of gathering information to assess an individual’s behavioral health needs. This helps clinicians determine the best service mix of mental health, addiction, and/or employment and vocational rehabilitation services to assist in recovery.


A diagnostic assessment is a clinical evaluation provided by a licensed professional in order to gather information to determine appropriate treatment based on the initial problem, current mental status and the diagnostic impression. The clinician will share the results of the diagnostic assessment with you in order to begin treatment planning.


Common referrals for diagnostic assessment include:

  • Depression treatment
  • Grief counseling
  • Substance abuse treatment
  • Post-traumatic stress treatment
  • Mental health counseling
  • Anger management counseling
  • Anxiety treatment
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Child counseling


How does Coleman evaluate and diagnose?

To receive a diagnostic assessment at Coleman, please bring photo identification and insurance card. Sliding fee options apply to those without insurance. Arrive a half-hour prior to your scheduled appointment in order to complete health questionnaire and financial intake.


When seeking a diagnostic assessment at Coleman Behavioral Health, expect to discuss the following with the clinician:

  • Personal history
  • Initial symptoms
  • Diagnostic impression and treatment recommendations
  • Use of alcohol and/or drugs
  • Home environment/relationships with family and peers
  • Current mental status
  • Leisure and recreational activities
  • Childhood history
  • Military history
  • Financial status
  • Usual social and peep group activities
  • Family circumstances (including custody issues)
  • Vocational/educational assessment
  • Legal assessment
  • Nutritional and health status
  • Spirituality
  • Concerns of safety of self or others
  • Strengths


Coleman’s Evaluation and Diagnostic Services are available in the following counties:

Allen,  Auglaize,  Hardin,  Jefferson,  Mahoning,  Portage,  Stark,  Summit,  Trumbull

Someone from Coleman will respond to your request within 24 hours. If this is an emergency, please call 9-1-1. If you are in a crisis, call one of Coleman’s crisis hotlines.

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Coleman is proud to provide Mental Health, Crisis, Employment and Social support to those who have served our country and their families. Veterans looking for additional resources can visit MakeTheConnection.net.