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The Adult Inpatient Service is comprised of two designated units with a total of 49 beds. The staffing of this service includes four full-time psychiatrists, two full-time clinical psychologists, one full-time nurse practitioner, three full-time social workers, three full- time activity therapists and a complement of nursing staff.
Upon admission to the Psychiatric Service, each patient is assigned a treatment team consisting of a psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, primary nurse, and activity therapist. This team oversees every aspect of patient care and, in collaboration with the patient themselves, assumes responsibility for developing an individualized treatment plan. The plan is formally reviewed and revised as goals are met.
A psychiatrist evaluates each patient and formulates the recommended treatment. All patients are evaluated medically and any medical issues are addressed.
Patients are also provided with group and milieu therapies. Groups typically focus on helping patients cope with their illness, and assisting them in reducing their potential for relapse. Patients may receive individual psychotherapy as appropriate.
The discharge planning process is an important aspect of treatment, and is begun as soon as a patient is admitted to the psychiatric service. We involve each discipline in this process. The primary goal of discharge planning is the development of a safe and appropriate discharge plan that maximizes the individual’s ability to function as independently as possible in the community and reduce the patient’s potential for relapse. This goal is accomplished by ensuring that each patient is referred for appropriate follow- up and aftercare services to help them cope with their illness and life stressors. For many of our patients, these services are provided by SBH Behavioral Health.
The Consultation-Liaison Service performs psychiatric evaluations on any patient admitted to all other clinical services (medicine, surgery, pediatrics, etc.) and to the Emergency Department (which is divided into separate pediatric and adult emergency units with a combined census of 100,000 visits/year).
The Outpatient Behavioral Health Service is a comprehensive outpatient program that serves Bronx residents in one center and three public schools. There are three outpatient programs within one physical location: SBH Health System Behavioral Health 260 188th Street, Bronx, NY 10458.
Here is a look at our programs:
Adult Outpatient Clinic (AOC) and Community Recovery Service (CRS)
These programs are committed to providing comprehensive and culturally sensitive mental health services to adults. Individual, group, family psychotherapy and psychopharmacological services are provided to adults, 18 years of age and
older. Services are provided by licensed social workers, mental health workers, an RN and psychiatrists. Treatment is based on the individual needs of the patient after a thorough assessment and evaluation.
Some of the conditions treated include:
- Anger issue
- At-risk behaviors
- Domestic violence
- Family conflicts
- Marital difficulties
- Mood disorders
- Poor socialization skills
- Substance abuse
Child, Adolescent and Family Service Program (CAFS)
The CAFS program is dedicated to enhancing the individual, family, educational and community stability of children, adolescents and young adults, while actively collaborating with parents, caregivers and community organizations.
Serving children, adolescents and young adults between the ages of 5 and 21 and their families, the program is committed to the improvement of patients’ lives by providing comprehensive mental health and related services that promote their overall well- being. Individual, group, and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention and psychopharmacological services are provided by our team of licensed social workers, mental health workers and child psychiatrists.
This includes services for children who attend P.S. 85. Treated are such conditions as:
- At-risk behaviors
- Family conflicts
- Oppositional behavior
- Physical and sexual abuse
- Poor social skills
David Casella Children’s Services (DCCS)
DCCS offers individual, group, family psychotherapy and psychopharmacological services to those between the ages of 5 and 21 and their families, including children who attend PS 32 and 205. It works with patients with conditions similar to the CAFS program.
Referrals: Our Centralized Intake Program accepts referrals from all hospitals, the community and agencies throughout the Bronx. Referrals may be made via telephone, fax and/or walk-in.
The program is located at 260 East 188th Street, 2nd floor. Telephone: 718-960-3071. Fax: 718-960-3002
Initial Evaluation: The initial evaluation for all patients consists of one appointment to complete a Comprehensive Psychosocial Assessment. After the initial assessment, the patient is referred to one of our programs to be evaluated by a psychiatrist, if needed, for medication management and a clinical social worker for ongoing psychotherapy.
Treatment: Following the initial evaluation, patients receiving care will be engaged in a treatment planning process.
Each patient will work with the treatment team to identify goals of treatment, with a treatment plan created – incorporating evidence-based psychopharmacologic care and psychotherapy – to achieve these goals.