Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is fully committed to the mission of providing a wide scope of clinical services to people needing mental health and substance abuse medical treatments. The department provides inpatient consultation liaison, emergency and ambulatory psychiatric, and adult and geriatric outpatient services. In parallel with our clinical activity and missions are our academic and research missions to train and educate students and residents in mental health and work together to provide superior clinical care.
The Consultation Liaison and Emergency Psychiatry Service at the University Hospital provides psychiatric consultations for adult medical and surgical inpatients as well as psychiatric assessment in the Emergency Department.
Downstate Mental Health Associates, Inc.
Adult Mental Health Outpatient Service 718.270.1808
Our psychiatrists and psychologists provide personalized outpatient treatment for a wide range of mental and behavioral health conditions in adults. We offer comprehensive specialized programs is mood disorders, including bipolar disorder and treatment -resistant depression, individual psychotherapy, medication management, group therapy, and crisis intervention. Services are provided in person, telephone and or virtual. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and many private insurances.
Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry Service 718.270.2003
Center of Excellence Alzheimer's Disease (CEAD) offering integrated, one-stop care for both patients and caregivers that include geriatric psychiatrists, geriatric medicine specialists, a behavioral neurologist, medical assistants, social workers, care managers, and a neuropsychologist. The service provides care for Alzheimer's disease, the most common dementia, mood disorders, depression and other neurological disorders. We provide initial comprehensive assessment consisting of cognitive, physical, neurological and psychiatric examination, and social service assessments. On-going treation and follow-up visits. Providing extensive supportive social services for patients and family members including care management. Services are provided in person, telephone and or virtual. Many of the staff are bilingual.
Referral form for inperson or telehealth evalution: Referral form.
Children's Mental Health Center (CMHC) 718.270.2039
CMHC at SUNY Downstate Medical Center views the child within their social context, including their family, their educational environment, and the laws that affect them. CMHC provides Developmental and Neuropsychological Evaluations, Individual and Family Therapy, and Educational Advocacy for children and their families. Since school-aged children need to feel successful at school, many children are experiencing intense emotional, social, and behavioral reactions to their sense of failure at school. The first step in evaluating a school age child is to assess their ability to succeed in their current school placement. This includes reviewing reports and IEPs, evaluating their cognitive and language ability, and academic achievement. Neuropsychological Testing includes the W-J IV Cognitive, Oral, and Achievement Tests, as well as NEPSY, WRAML, PPVT, etc. Children are evaluated, provided psychotherapy, and medication management. To obtain appropriate educational services, parents are referred for legal counsel when necessary. Graduates of the NICU are evaluated at on the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, the WPPSI, or the WJ IV ECAD at 12 months, 25 months, 3 years and 5 years of age.
CMHC uses a blended model. Psychotherapy is virtual while the Neuropsychological and Developmental Testing are performed in person.