Mental Health Services
Behavioral Health Services provides a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient mental health services. Please call 718-818-6132 for more information about any of the following programs. Our services include:
Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program
The Psychiatric Emergency Program provides comprehensive evaluation, treatment, crisis intervention and extended observation to those with mental illness and/or substance abuse. In addition, the CPEP has as a Mobile Crisis Unit for crisis intervention and treatment.
Evaluation and Referral Services
Everyone who comes to us for care receives a comprehensive evaluation, the first step in developing an individualized treatment plan. Call 718-818-6132 for services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, either by appointment or on a walk-in basis.
Our specialized inpatient programs at RUMC serve adults, adolescents and children who need an acute level of services. A multidisciplinary staff provides individual therapy, medication management, patient/family education and rehabilitative activities. Our programs include:
General Psychiatry Unit
The program evaluates and stabilizes adult patients in an acute phase of a psychiatric illness through intensive short-term inpatient treatment.
Child and Adolescent Program
The program offers comprehensive assessment and treatment for ages 3 to 18. Disorders such as conduct disturbances, depression and psychosis are treated in a structured environment, with an emphasis on family participation in treatment. A school program, staffed by state-certified teachers working closely with the pupil's home school district, is an important component of the program.
We provide individual, group and family therapy, medication management and a variety of support services for families and caregivers. We also provide the following specialized services:
Gamblers' Treatment Center
The Gamblers' Treatment Center offers gamblers, their families and other loved ones a comprehensive clinical program aimed at achieving abstinence from problem gambling and developing a better quality of life. Services include: counseling, diagnostic and psychiatric services; vocational guidance; and information and referral services and education and training programs.
Continuing Day Treatment Program
We offer specialized services for persons dually diagnosed with mental illness and mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities.