As the major provider of behavioral and mental health services in New York City, HHC has a cadre of expert and compassionate health care providers who believe in the full potential of prevention, provide mental health care with the same urgency as any other health condition, and work toward recovery and a better quality of life for all patients. Our approach to mental health care is based on the latest research, encourages patient and family participation and is sensitive to our patients various backgrounds, cultures and religions.
Mental Health Care in New York City
HHC public hospitals and community health centers in every borough offer a wide array of mental health services to help with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and other more serious conditions such as psychosis, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The approach to excellence in mental health care at HHC focuses on integrating your mental and physical health needs to improve your overall health.
HHC offers affordable mental health services that include:
- Mental Health Care for Children, Adolescents, Adults and Seniors – Our comprehensive in-patient and out-patient programs are offered in an environment of respect, using evidence-based approaches. Patients and their families are engaged in treatment planning, as well as rehabilitation and recovery opportunities.
- Emergency Psychiatric Services – Our emergency teams offer specialized care for the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric crises, including suicidal or aggressive behavior for children and adults.
- WTC Environmental Health Center – HHC’s Center of Excellence dedicated to the assessment and treatment of WTC-related conditions. The Center provides medical and mental health care with no out of pocket costs to residents, students, workers, or passersby who may still be sick from 9/11.
Substance Abuse and Dependence -- Many patients suffer from both a mental illness and a chemical dependency disorder. HHC staff is equipped to recognize and treat these disorders when they both exist.
Find an HHC healthcare center near you. Learn more about our Alcohol and Drug Dependency programs.