Woodside Receiving Hospital

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Woodside Receiving Hospital
Opened 1945
Closed 1996 (State Operated)
Demolished 2013
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Location Youngstown, OH
Alternate Names
  • Youngstown Receiving Hospital
  • Lincoln Behavioral Center


In 1945, an act of the legislature established a statewide system of receiving hospitals for the treatment of people in the early stages of mental illness who might respond to early and intensive treatment. Woodside Receiving Hospital in Youngstown opened that year, while facilities in Cleveland and Cuyahoga Falls opened a year later. After closure by the state, it re-opened as Lincoln Behavioral Center, a privately run facility for juveniles with mental illness. Their funding ran out & was closed in 2008.