NY SAFE Act
The Rockland County Department of Mental Health is licensed by NYS Department of Health, NYS Office of Mental Health and NYS Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. The Department provides behavioral health services to the citizens of Rockland County. Emergency services are available to anyone in need on a 24-hour basis. All services are coordinated with other behavioral health, health and social service agencies as required.
The Department is responsible for the planning, coordination, administration and budgetary oversight of a comprehensive and integrated system in which County, State and voluntary not-for-profit agencies deliver mental health, developmental disability and chemical dependency services.
The Department of Mental Health shall ensure and oversee delivery of high quality, comprehensive, person-centered and recovery oriented mental health services, developmental disability services and chemical dependency services. These services will be provided in an ethical, courteous, timely, safe, culturally competent and cost effective manner.
How to get Help
24 hours a day 7 days a week.
|For more information or to schedule an appointment:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
The Rockland County Department of Mental Health accepts a full range of insurance coverage, including managed care plans, Medicaid and Medicare. If you don't have insurance, fees are based on your ability to pay.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) (Kendra's Law)
Following the enactment of Kendra's Law in August 1999, the Department of Mental Health established a procedure for Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT). The law establishes a process to mandate treatment for individuals with serious mental illness who refuse to comply with their treatment plan. This law is important in that it allows individuals to be ordered into treatment without ordering them into a hospital. For more information or to make a referral, please contact the AOT Coordinator, Tami Schonberg, at 364-3691.
Community Support Center Continuing Day Treatment Program
The Community Support Center, located in Building F, is an outpatient program that provides psychiatric rehabilitation and treatment for adults who have a serious mental illness or severe emotional problem. Many recipients have a history of mental illness and may also struggle with issues of substance abuse. Call 364-2150 for an appointment.
The Consumer Advocate is available to ensure Department of Mental Health consumers' rights are respected. The role of the Consumer Advocate is to respond to complaints related to consumer care. When complaints are filed the Consumer Advocate works with consumers to obtain a resolution to their complaint. In addition to responding to concerns, the Consumer Advocate provides information on services and resources available to consumers and their families. You may reach the Consumer Advocate, Tami Schonberg, at 364-2340.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
For Rockland County Employees
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP), located in Building F, is available to all Rockland County employees and their families. It is a confidential program designed to offer help to employees who need assistance with personal problems or concerns that are affecting their work performance. The EAP program can offer help at an early stage to avert more serious job performance issues. The program offers a confidential assessment and referral for further treatment, if necessary. For more information or to make a referral, call 364-2300.
Methadone Substance Abuse Treatment Program
The Methadone Substance Abuse Treatment program, managed by Lexington Center for Recovery Services and located in Building D, provides medication and treatment to adults addicted to opiates and opioid drugs. The program goals are for participants to establish abstinence from mood altering drugs, resume work and family life, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Call 364-2252 for an appointment.
Outpatient Mental Health Clinics
Pomona Clinic & Rapid Stabilization Short Term Clinic
The outpatient mental health clinics offer primarily short-term and problem-focused treatment through individual, family and group therapy psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring. Common problems treated include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD). The Clinics also offer health assessments and referrals for medical follow-up. Services are available for children, adolescents and adults. The Pomona Clinic is located in Building F. The Rapid Stabilization Short Term Clinic is located in Building D. Call 364-2150 for an appointment.
Psychiatric Inpatient Unit
The Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, located in Building D, is an inpatient hospital designed for short-stay crisis stabilization for adults age 18 and over in an acute episode of mental illness. To make a referral, please call the Crisis Service at 364-2200.
SPOA (Single Point of Access) Committee - Adults
The SPOA Committee for adults reviews all referrals for housing, case management, and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team. Chaired by the Department of Mental Health, the committee brings together residential, case management and other service providers and advocates to screen applications for eligibility and arrange for timely assessments and interviews. For more information call the Adult SPOA Coordinator, Jennifer Clark, at 364-2399 or fill out the Adult SPOA Application.
SPOA (Single Point of Access) Committee - Children and Adolescents
The SPOA Committee for children and adolescents reviews all referrals for case management services. Chaired by the Department of Mental Health, the goal of the committee is to identify and address the needs of children with serious emotional disturbance, many of who need access to services from multiple systems. Case management services are provided to each identified child to address their needs and to maximize their strengths. For more information or to obtain an application call the Children's SPOA coordinator, Kim Bacon, at 364-2627 or fill out the Childrens SPOA Application.