Welcome to Worthington Consultation & Behavioral Medicine (WCBM)

where Caring is our business…

Worthington Consultation is a small psychiatric addiction medicine practice with a personalized comfortable feel. We are open on Friday afternoons and by appointment only.

I am not your typical psychiatrist; I believe that humor is an integral part of the healing process. I practice a traditional form of supportive psychotherapy and medication management where I look at the whole person in every life dimension. I have over 30 years of experience.

Services:

Treatment of adult patients age 18 years and older. I work in an outpatient setting only, no hospital privileges.

I specialize in the treatment of mental health disorders and addictions including Depression, Mood swings, Anxiety and Hyperactivity & Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). My practice is not capable of managing patients with psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions) commonly seen in Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorders.

I am sub-specialized in addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry. I treat people with Substance Use Disorders (Drug Addictions) and prescribe medications for  addictions to Opiates (heroin, fentanyl, pain pills) and Alcohol use disorders including Buprenorphine (Suboxone), Naltrexone (Revia) and Acamprosate (Campral).

My initial in-person evaluations are usually 60-90 minutes and my follow-up visits are 25-30 minutes versus the typical 10-15-minute medication checks. At Worthington Consultation and Behavioral Medicine our typical patients tend to be more difficult and take more time due to their co-occurring disorders i.e. they have both addictions and mental health issues that needs to be addressed.

I provide Pain Medicine Consultation, evaluations and treatment recommendations for patients followed at Pain Management practices.

I also provide evaluations and treatment recommendations for professionals at the request of The State of Ohio Nursing Board, The State Medical Board of Ohio (physicians) and the Supreme Court of Ohio (attorneys).

Fee Schedule:

Worthington Consultation and Behavioral Medicine is a Fee-for-Service Behavioral Health practice and is not part of any insurance plan, we accept Cash, Mastercard, Visa and American Express. Payment for service is expected prior to the start of each visit.

Scheduling an Evaluation (Initial visit)
A $100.00 non-refundable fee is charged prior to scheduling an initial visit for an evaluation. The $100.00 is subtracted from the cost of the initial evaluation once completed.

Cancellation Policy (as of February 7, 2019)
We allow one cancellation per calendar year with no charge providing a 7-day notice is given. Cancellations otherwise are $150.00 per incidence

Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment – $300

Professional Evaluations – $475

Pain Medicine Evaluation – $475

Concierge service, Urgent and off site visits – $475 per visit

Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment – $175

Professional Evaluations – $175

Pain Medicine Evaluation – $175

Concierge service, Urgent and off site visits – $475 per visit

Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment – $300

Professional Evaluations – $300

Pain Medicine Evaluation – $300

Concierge service, Urgent and off site visits – $475 per visit

Registration Forms

Please complete the following forms and fax, mail or bring them with you to your first appointment.
DO NOT Email the forms due to the potential exposure of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Alvin D. Pelt, MD, FASAM

(Fellow with the American Society of Addiction Medicine)​

Dr. Pelt is a well-known and respected addiction psychiatrist in the Central Ohio area where he began his practice in 1989. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University and Wayne State University School of Medicine. 

Dr. Pelt is Board Certified with the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry, with additional certification in Addiction Psychiatry; he is also a Diplomate of the American board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). He has active memberships with the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatrist (AAAP) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA).

Dr. Pelt has current affiliation with Ohio University as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and formerly with The Ohio State University as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry. 

In 2002, Dr. Pelt was part of the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN) that conducted the initial human trials for Buprenorphine, a medicine use for the treatment of opiate addiction. He has over thirty years of experience in treating addictions; with specialization in alcohol and opiate addiction-recovery.

Dr. Pelt is currently the Behavioral Health Medical Director for Buckeye Health Plan, a Centene Corporation Affiliate. He maintains a private practice, Worthington Consultation & Behavioral Medicine, that specializes in treating patients with Co-occurring disorders. He also consults and contracts with local Substance  Use Disorder treatment programs. 

Dr. Pelt has previously served as Medical Director for several addiction treatment programs in Central Ohio. 

Coming Soon:
The Pelt Clinic for Addiction & Mental Health Recovery

The Pelt Clinic will serve patients with Public (Medicaid) and Private (3rd party) Insurance primarily through Telehealth, an Internet Video Chat format. The initial evaluations may be in-person with the follow-up visits taking place over the Internet.

The Pelt Clinic initially will provide Diagnosis, Psychiatric Consultation and Medication Management for both Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders (Addictions) including Buprenorphine (Suboxone) and Naltrexone(Revia).

Future services will include in-person residential and outpatient treatment for addictions and mental health disorders.

Location

Worthington Consultation & Behavioral Medicine

134 Northwood Blvd, Suite B-1
Columbus, OH 43235

Our hours

Wednesday: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

(By appointment only)
Friday:        2:30 pm – 6:00 pm 
Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 

Contact us

Office: (614) 846-6611
Secure Fax: (614) 846-6662