THESE USEFUL ONLINE TOOLS WILL HELP YOU STAY IN TOUCH WITH OUR OFFICE BETWEEN VISITS. HERE YOU CAN REQUEST A FOLLOW UP APPOINTMENT-MESSAGE DR. ZIMMER-REQUEST MEDICATION REFILLS
Get In Touch By Phone
if you prefer, you can reach us by phone. We have a voicemail system that will direct you through options to get your question answered. Our office coordinator can handle many questions and scheduling issues.
Mon-Thurs: 9am-5:00pm. Fri 9 am-12 noon
Finding a therapist/psychologist:
Many psychologists use Psychology Today to provide potential clients with an online profile, describing the types and age range of clients they are able to accommodate.
Mindpeace has a searchable database of medical professionals, allowing you to enter age, preferred zip code, insurance information, and diagnosis to narrow down options. The website provides advice about the process of finding a psychologist and how to check with your insurance to find in network providers.
MHAP is a division of Central Clinic, provides assessment, support, and connections for individuals and families in Hamilton County who do not have insurance but need mental health services. MHAP does not refer patients who have Medicaid or private insurance.
Cincinnati Children’s list of books for mental health concerns, by topic:
Trusted Child Development and Behavior Websites:
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
AACAP provides consumer-friendly definitions, answers to frequently asked questions, clinical resources, expert videos, and abstracts from the JAACAP, Scientific Proceedings and Facts for Families relevant to each disorder.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. They supply resources to advance their mission of increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Our teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.
A parenting website backed by 67,000 pediatricians is founded by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is available in both English and Spanis.h This website provides many articles covering a wide spectrum of emotional struggles.
Trusted website for basic educational materials and information about health, behavior, and development from birth through the teen years.
Mental Health America
A nationally recognized nonprofit promoting the impact that mental health has on one’s overall health by providing ample amounts of resources.
National Alliance on Mental Illness
This foundation is dedicated to building better lives for millions of Americans affected by mental illness focusing on education, advocacy, and support. Support and advise on a wide range of mental health concerns is available here.
Eparent is a trusted resource endorsed by many professional organizations, providing special needs parents with information and educational resources to help navigate school, behavior, and life transitions
Working with Schools to accommodate your child’s disability:
Sample letter requesting evaluation for suspected disability
Guide to Ohio parents’ rights for special education services
US Department of Education
Ohio Department of Education Special Needs Scholarships
Southwest Ohio Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC): Guiding Questions When Considering Educational Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders
A document that provides questions to ask as part of an educational identification of a student with an autism spectrum disorder.
Download Document (PDF)
Parents Guide to Autism Spectrum Disorders