About Zepf Center
Mission Statement: Creating hope & recovery through integrated person-centered services.
Zepf Center first started in 1974 by Elizabeth A. Zepf, who was very active in local Mental Health Services development. In 1977, the center added a second location and has been expanding ever since with over 500 doctors, nurses, social workers, AOD counselors, and other support staff. Today, Zepf Center continues to operate as a non-profit in Northwest Ohio.
Zepf Center offers a very wide range of services including, mental health, addiction services, job coaching and vocational, medical assisted treatments, and other services for youth and adults. The center’s success lies in their continuum of care and ability to refer patients across their agency. Their strength comes from the expertise of Zepf Center’s employees and the innovation of the treatments they provide.
Migrating Data from an Electronic Health Record
In 2011, Zepf Center implemented an Electronic Health Record (EHR) that was not built for Behavioral Health. As such, the agency learned to adapt their programs to fit the EHR, but those programs weren’t always fully supported. Because of this, many of their operations were forced to develop processes inside and outside the system. Finally, they made the decision to transition away from the original EHR to a platform geared more towards the range of services that Zepf Center provides.