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Mental Health Care

As part of the largest municipal health care system in the world, NYC Health + Hospitals’ public hospitals and neighborhood health centers offer a wide variety of excellent mental health services to foster recovery from mental illness of all kinds. We help patients rediscover their strengths and abilities, as well as overcoming the stigma of mental illness.

How We Care For You

We offer a wide range of affordable and compassionate mental health services and programs for Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors.

Acute Inpatient – Our hospital-based programs includes psychiatric, medical, nursing, and social services for those who cannot be adequately served in the community.

Specialized Acute Inpatients

  • Extended Care
  • Geriatric
  • Language/Culture Specific
  • First Break
  • Young Adult
  • Forensic Service – providing assessment and treatment of Correctional Health patients
  • Bellevue – Male units
  • Elmhurst – Female unit
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Unit (IDD) at Kings County
  • Dual-Diagnosis at Bellevue

Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP) – Extended observation for children, adolescents, and adults who need emergency mental health services. Hospitals that offer CPEP services are:

Bellevue is the only CPEP dedicated to children and adolescents in New York City.

Psychiatric Emergency Services – Emergency teams offer specialized care for the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric crises, including suicidal or aggressive behavior in children and adults. Psychiatric emergency rooms are located at:

Outpatient Clinics – Our Outpatient Mental Health programs for adults, adolescents, and children provide an array of treatment services including individual and group therapies.

  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)
  • Integrated Outpatient Services (IOS)
  • Specialty clinics and services
    • Geriatric
    • Language/Culture Specific
    • LGBTQ
    • Developmental Evaluation Clinics
    • School based
    • Domestic and gender-based violence
    • Tele-mental health
    • Psychiatric evaluation/consultation for general hospital patients

Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care – Collaborative Care treats commonly occurring mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety in the primary care setting.

  • Collaborative Care to Children under 12
  • Adolescent Collaborative Care
  • 321 IMPACT- This program engages families in the prenatal period and help them transition seamlessly into pediatric primary care.

On-Track – An innovative treatment program for adolescents and young adults who have had unusual thoughts and behaviors, or who have started hearing things that others don’t. This program is offered at Bellevue, Elmhurst, and Kings County.

Program for Survivors of Torture at Bellevue – Assists individuals and families who are survivors of torture and human rights abuses. The program provides culturally sensitive medical, mental health, social, and legal services.

Assertive Community Treatment – Support services for people that have been diagnosed with serious mental illness (SMI). Services are provided by a mobile, multi-disciplinary team in community settings.

Partial Hospitalization Programs – Short-term treatment for adults or adolescents designed to stabilize acute symptoms. PHP services are offered at Bellevue, Elmhurst, Kings County, North Central Bronx, and Queens.

Mobile Crisis Teams – Short-term mental health services for people who are unable or unwilling to access care in the community.