Wingspan Care Group

Sustaining and Strengthening Our Partner Affiliates

Wingspan Care Group is a nonprofit administrative and management organization that provides a united, community-based network of services so member agencies can focus on mission-related goals and operate in a more cost-effective and efficient manner.

Founded in 2002, Wingspan was formed in response to the growing financial crisis in the health care and social services fields. Our innovative model is designed to promote sustainability and advancement among its partner agencies by streamlining operations and eliminating redundancies – resulting in improvements to the delivery of direct service operations. With an aggregate size larger than most nonprofit organizations, Wingspan is able to leverage both its size and expertise to positively affect each of its member agencies. The formation of Wingspan Care Group and the subsequent affiliation of its subsidiary agencies is an innovative step in providing solutions to respond to the urgent need to generate more revenue for both nonprofit and for-profit entities.

Wingspan Care Group is an OhioRISE
Care Management Entity (CME) in Lorain and Medina Counties.

This new, specialized Ohio Medicaid managed care program

for children and youth with complex behavioral health and

multisystem needs launches July 1!

Wingspan Care Group by the Numbers




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Our Affiliates

Through our current member agencies and over 1, 205 employees, we offer a variety of treatment, education and prevention programs and services for youth and families including residential treatment, school-based counseling, outpatient therapy, foster care and adoption programs, and autism services. We invite you to learn more about them.

Why Wingspan

Affiliate Advantage

The experts at Wingspan Care Group have familiarity with the majority of licensing and auditing authorities, having successfully navigated the creation of new programs and the recertification of existing ones. Wingspan affiliates have the advantage of learning from one another and the sharing of best practices. All of this equates to operational efficiencies that hit the bottom line and improve the delivery of service.

Financial Security

At Wingspan, our Finance team offers a breadth and depth of service from accounts payable to receivables to auditing expertise. Wingspan agencies collect over 90% of receivables, far ahead of the industry standard. And, importantly, our size enables our affiliates to weather the uncertainty of cash flow often found in the health care sector.

Always Innovating

Wingspan Care Group prides itself on being innovative, entrepreneurial and forward-thinking. That means that we operate with an eye to the future, focusing on staying ahead of the curve. For our affiliates, this means that we are at the forefront of Medicaid and other industry reforms. Our systems, from staffing profiles to information technology to marketing, are ready to adapt to changes ahead. We are prepared to address the introduction of managed care into the Medicaid environment and work closely to ensure that our affiliates are appropriately positioned as well.

Experience and Expertise

Size matters. So does experience and expertise. Wingspan offers all three and that is critically important during times of uncertainty and reformation.

Maintain Independent Status

Wingspan affiliates maintain independent status and governance structure yet can use a collective voice to advocate at the local, state and federal level for funding or legislation impacting service delivery. Wingspan is able to leverage its size, five agencies, 1,205 employees and nearly 50,000 covered lives, to ensure a significant presence in the marketplace. Whether it is to advocate for public policy, rate setting or local contracts, the collective voice of Wingspan resounds.

Our Commitment

The Wingspan Care Group and its partner agencies are committed to delivering Behavioral & Primary Healthcare, Education, Prevention, Social Services and Advocacy in order to enhance the emotional, physical and intellectual wellbeing of the children, youth and family members of our community.

All staff and volunteers of the Wingspan Care Group community prioritize individual dignity and strive to promote a culture of diversity, inclusivity and equity in a supportive consumer and work environment.

Every individual using our services and their family, as well as our employees and volunteers, deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and professionalism.

We are committed to creating a community that recognizes and embraces diverse backgrounds, identities, and lived experiences. We will not tolerate or condone discrimination.

We are also committed to delivering services in a manner that respects diversity, inclusivity and equity with the full intent of ensuring an optimal consumer experience and achieving better health and lived experiences outcomes for all.

Our Commitment is to Current and Future Generations.