There is a supply and demand crisis in mental healthcare in Lancaster County, especially for youth and children. A shortage of mental healthcare providers leaves parents frustrated and primary care providers desperate for training and referral options to help patients. Here’s our focus for creating solutions.



Our Focus

For two decades, LOHF has provided a community benefit to Lancaster County, Pa., as a result of the sale in 1999 of Community Hospital (an osteopathic hospital).


In 2014, we commissioned an in-depth assessment of mental and behavioral health needs of children and adolescents in Lancaster County and refined our focus to meet the needs.


Two Big Questions

The focus of our current strategic plan is to tackle two big questions:

“How will we become more sharply focused on building the talent pipeline in behavioral healthcare to help us elevate the mental well-being of youth and children in Lancaster County?” and, “How will we improve access to behavioral healthcare for youth and children?