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Christina Nicholas, LMSW


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Christina Nicholas is a social worker with more than 20 years of professional experience providing mental health and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) services for children, adolescents, and adults. She has presented at numerous professional conferences, as well as providing community presentations and trainings related to substance misuse and treatment.

Christina’s outpatient and residential treatment services, along with her clinical supervision experience exemplifies her extensive background in the behavioral health field. Currently, Christina is the Administrator of Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Services for one of Michigan’s ten pre-paid inpatient health plans (PIHP), Oakland Community Health Network. In this role she manages all publicly funded SUD treatment and prevention services in Oakland County which includes over thirty substance abuse service agencies.


ZixCorp Secure Message Portal of OCHN

E-mail by default is NOT a secure means of communication. E-mail message and transferered over the public internet much like CB communications go over public radio waves. They can be intercepted and read.Therefore, Federal HIPAA law requires that any E-mail containing Patient Healthcare Information; (PHI) MUST be encrypted.

OCHN and its provider agencies use Zix Corpoartion Secure E-mail products to meet the HIPAA Standards.
The link below will take you to the Google Message Encryption Portal by ZixCorporation.  From this SECURE portal you can self register or will be required to register the first time some one sends you a secure E-mail.  This portal allows you to send/receive secure E-mail with anyone from anywhere without any software to install or purchase.  You can also send attachments.  Core provider agencies that have ZixVPM or ZixMail do not nee to use this product as their E-mails come encrypted direct to us

Closing Alert

Oakland Community Health Network's administrative office in Troy and Access Office in Pontiac are are closing at 2:00 p.m. today, Friday, May 25, 2018. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.

For emergency crisis services related to mental health or substance use disorders please contact the 24 hour Resource and Crisis helpline at 800-231-1127.