Mental Health
RCDMH Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Crisis Service and Brief Therapy Clinic
The Department of Mental Health Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, Crisis Service and Brief Therapy Clinic are closed effective April 22.  Nyack Hospital has opened a new Psychiatric Inpatient Unit effective April 22.  The Nyack Hospital Emergency Department has a separate area available for individuals in need of emergency psychiatric evaluation.  The Department's Pomona Clinic remains open for business.
RCDMH Child and Adolescent Workgroup 33rd Annual Conference
Adolescent Substance Abuse: Prevention, Identification and Treatment.
Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, Stony Point Center.
See our Conference Brochure
Commission Responsibilities Transferred to NYS Justice Center
The Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities was dissolved on June 30, 2013 and its responsibilities, programs and functions were transferred to the
New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs

You may access the Justice Center's website by going to
To reach the Justice Center by phone, please call 1-518-549-0200.

To report the abuse or neglect of an individual with special needs, call the Vulnerable Persons Central Register toll-free at 1-855-373-2122.

How to get Help

  For more information or to schedule an appointment:
Call 845-364-2150
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

The Rockland County Department of Mental Health is licensed by NYS Department of Health and the NYS Office of Mental Health.  The Department provides outpatient behavioral health services to the citizens of Rockland County.  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.

Our Fees

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.

Our Services

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.

Consumer Advocate

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.

Pomona Mental Health Clinic

The Pomona Mental Health Clinic offers 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 Clinic also offers health assessments and referrals for medical follow-up.  Services are available for children, adolescents and adults.  The Pomona Clinic is located in Building F.  Call 364-2150 for an appointment.

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 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 at 364-2627 or fill out the Childrens SPOA Application.


Mary Ann Walsh-Tozer, LCSW


Rockland County
Dept of Mental Health
50 Sanatorium Rd, Bldg F
Pomona, NY 10970

(845) 364-2378
(845) 364-2381