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Mental Health Center

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The Mental Health Center (MHC) is a 28-bed, acute-care inpatient psychiatric unit. The center is certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health and is authorized to accept voluntary, involuntary and emergency adult admissions. Additionally, the center offers outpatient psychiatric services and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

We provide a safe and comfortable environment where confidentiality and privacy are maintained. Our goal is to assist each individual in returning to the community as soon as possible with increased self-confidence and coping abilities.


Referral to the MHC may be made by a psychiatrist, or primary care physician, or by family members, friends, social workers, law enforcement agencies, schools or the patient.

Once a patient is admitted to the MHC, the treatment team will evaluate him or her to determine diagnosis, treatment interventions and discharge planning. The evaluation includes:

  • Psychiatric assessment.
  • Physical examination.
  • Nursing assessment.
  • Social history.
  • Family involvement.
  • Collaboration with community providers.

Treatment team

Our treatment team includes:

  • A personal psychiatrist who focuses on the total treatment needs, including diagnosis, medication, treatment team planning and discharge.
  • A treatment coordinator who is a registered social worker or registered nurse. The treatment coordinator conducts individual and group therapy and ensures that each patient is receiving the services he or she needs from admission to discharge.
  • A psychoeducational coordinator who provides each patient with opportunities to explore his or her potential through social, physical, educational and creative outlets. These include a full range of education programs in addition to exercise, arts and crafts, stress management, and relaxation techniques.
  • Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and mental health workers who are available 24 hours a day to assist patients.

Financial responsibility

Mental health services are covered by most medical insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. The MHC will not deny access to services based on ability to pay.