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:
Our treatment team includes:
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.