Columbia County Department of Human Services (CCDHS)

Columbia County Department of Human Services (CCDHS)
325 Columbia Street, Suite 300, Hudson, NY 12534

Phone: (518) 828-9446 Fax: (518) 828-8098
Website:
www.columbiacountymhc.com/
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Columbia County Mental Health Center

Objectives: To develop and maintain a coordinated integrated continuum of services which permits all individuals to reach their personal potential and live their lives with dignity and independence.
Services provided: See below.

Mental Health Clinic (with satellite locations throughout the county)
Phone: (518) 828-9446 Fax: (518) 822-8096

Services provided: Individual and group therapy for the residents of Columbia County. In addition, we offer psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Children and family services provided at satellite locations throughout Columbia County. Contact the Mental Health Clinic for additional satellite information.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday: 8 am – 5 pm.; Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm; Crisis Line – 24 hours: (518) 828-9446.
Target population: Ages 5 and up.
Eligibility criteria: Must be a resident of Columbia County.
How to apply for services: Call 828-9446 and ask to schedule an intake assessment.

Mental Health Center Care Coordination Services
Contact: John Lyons, Child and Adult Care Coordination Services Director
Phone: (518) 828-9446 ext. 2246; Fax: (518) 828-9450;
Email: jlyons@columbiacountyny.com

Services provided: Comprehensive Case Management, Care Coordination and Health Promotion, Comprehensive Transition Care, Patient and Family Support, Referrals to Community and Social Support Services.
Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Friday: 8 am – 5 pm.
Target population: Adults and children.
Eligibility criteria: Adults: serious mental health condition or HIV/AIDS or two chronic conditions including physical, mental health or substance use disorders. Children: mental health needs.
How to apply for services: Contact the Child and Adult Care Coordination Services Director

 

CCDHS Single Point of Access (SPOA)-Children
Contact: Susan Whittaker, Children’s Single Point of Access (SPOA) Coordinator
Phone: (518) 828-9446 ext. 1230; Fax: (518) 822-8096;
Email: susan.whittaker@columbiacountyny.com

Services provided: Facilitate a Level of Care meeting with the SPOA Team, which is made up of case management representatives and family support agencies, family members and the identified youth, if age appropriate. Determine if case management is appropriate and what level of care would be helpful.
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm.
Target population(s): Youth with a mental health diagnosis (also having behavioral problems) which is interfering with their success at home, at school or in the community.
Eligibility criteria: Mental health diagnosis.
How to apply for services: Contact SPOA Coordinator for an application.

CCDHS Single Point of Access (SPOA)-Adults
Contact: John Lyons, Adult Single Point of Access (SPOA) Coordinator
Phone: (518) 828-9446 ext. 2246; Fax: (518) 822-8096;
Email: john.lyons@columbiacountyny.com

Services provided: The Adult SPOA Program helps connect specially identified applicants to the most appropriate residences and services. The goal is to remove barriers to successful community living for adults with serious mental illness.
Hours: Monday — Friday, 9 am — 5pm.
Target population(s): Adults with serious mental illness who need assistance accessing residential and community services.
Eligibility criteria: Adults with a serious mental illness.
How to apply for services: Contact SPOA Coordinator for an application.