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by The Joint Commission
NCBH receives the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) 2011 Safety Net Patient Safety Award for its Reducing Adverse Outcomes on Labor and Delivery initiative.
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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health Services

The Behavioral Health Service offers a comprehensive continuum of consultative, inpatient, ambulatory and emergency services for people with mental health and substance abuse disorders. The information in this section is offered to help individuals, friends and families make decisions about using our services.

These services give every patient the strength, knowledge, confidence, and hope to live a happy and productive life.

Psychiatric Emergency Department
The Psychiatric Emergency Department provides timely, high quality, effective treatment in a safe and caring environment. Emergency care is provided by a multidisciplinary clinical staff in a private and confidential setting. Services include psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, crisis intervention, psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions, medical assessment, discharge planning and linkage to community resources.

Location: 3424 Kossuth Avenue, 1st Floor, 1D-01
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours a Day
Age: 18 and older
Telephone Number: (718) 519-3030

Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Unit
NCBH's state-of-the-art inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit is the first acute inpatient psychiatry unit in the Bronx dedicated exclusively to providing specialized mental health services for the elderly.

Location: 3424 Kossuth Avenue, 12th Floor, 12A
Telephone Number: (718) 519-2072

Partial Day Hospital Program
The partial hospital program serves as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization for patients with acute psychiatric symptoms, and can also serve as a transition after inpatient hospitalization. Treatment is short-term and focused on resolution of the acute psychiatric crisis. Program staff coordinates treatment with families and community support networks.

Location:  3424 Kossuth Avenue, 11th floor, 11A
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Age:  18 and older
Telephone number:  (718) 519-2439

Adult Outpatient Services
The Adult Service is a psychiatric outpatient program for the needs of people age 18 and older that have psychiatric or emotional problems which get in the way of daily functioning. Our highly trained staff can evaluate your problems and make recommendations for treatment in a safe, confidential and respectful environment.

Location: 3424 Kossuth Avenue, 4th Floor, 4B-01
Age: 18 and older
Telephone Number: (718) 519-3440

Assertive Community Treatment Program (ACT Team) 
The ACT Team provides mobile intensive treatment and support to people with psychiatric disabilities.  The focus is on the improvement of an individual’s quality of life in the community and reducing the need for inpatient care, by providing intense community-based treatment services by an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals. The mobile multi-disciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, peer counselors, addiction counselors and rehabilitation counselors.  The program offers intensive services primarily Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, but provides crisis intervention 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Eligibility for admission into the ACT program is determined through a local Single Point of Access process (SPOA), which subsequently refers consumers to an ACT team based on their catchments area.

Harm Reduction/Recovery Program
This grant funded program specializes in reducing substance abuses and the transmission of HIV /AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases among people who are HIV infected or at high risk for infection.  Individual, group and family sessions are held in the inpatient and outpatient units throughout the Behavioral Healthcare Division. Specialized groups are formed to meet the needs of patients. The clinical staff is comprised of a psychologist, social workers, and a CASAC.

Location:  3424 Kossuth Avenue, 16th floor, 16B08
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Age:  18 and older
Telephone number:  (718) 519-3368

Smoking Cessation
The Smoking Cessation Program is designed to help individuals quit smoking. The program offers individual and group counseling, including a six week program. Proactive telephone counseling is also available to assist you in remaining tobacco-free. Pharmacotherapy recommendations are based on your complete medical history and a comprehensive tobacco questionnaire. Social support is available as part of your treatment and is an important component in helping to secure social support in your daily life.

Location:  3424 Kossuth Avenue, 13th floor, 13A12
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Age:  18 and older
Telephone number:  (718) 519-2490

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