Albany County Department of Mental Health

Albany County Department of Mental Health
175 Green Street, Albany, NY 12202

Phone: (518) 447-4537 Fax: (518) 447-4577

Website: http://www.albanycounty.com/Government/Departments/DepartmentofMentalHealth.aspx

Mission: To ensure that persons with mental illness, substance and alcohol problems or developmental disabilities are provided a full range of services that promote stabilization, rehabilitation, and recovery for the purpose of enhancing or improving their lives.

Services Provided: See Below

Substance Abuse Services
260 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12202

Phone: (518) 447-4551 Fax: (518) 447-2046

Services Provided: Comprehensive medically supervised outpatient services to individuals of all ages. Our professional staff is specially trained in the treatment of addictions and addresses all aspects of an individual’s substance use, abuse, or dependency problems.

Community Services Board
272 Broadway, Menands, NY, 12204

Phone: (518) 482-5744

Purpose: Community residents who have an interest in services for the mentally disabled are welcome to attend meetings of the Community Services Board and its three subcommittees on mental health, mental retardation and developmental disabilities, and alcoholism and substance abuse.

Subcommittee on Alcohol and Substance Abuse:

Third Thursday of the month, 8:30-10:00 am

175 Green Street, Director’s Conference Room

Chair: Lewis Krupka

Phone: (518) 356-1012 Email: gamblenomore@talktherapy.com

Mobile Crisis Team
Phone: (518) 549-6500
Service Provided: Crisis Intervention
Target Population: All Ages

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Program
Phone: (518) 447-4668
Services Provided: The ACT Program has been developed to serve high need, high priority individuals of Albany County with a unique and comprehensive approach to treatment. A mobile team delivers flexible treatment, rehabilitation, case management and support services to individuals with severe mental illness who may have co-occurring disorders and whose needs have not been well met by more traditional service delivery approaches. The ACT team, which consists of a coordinator, psychiatrist, registered nurses, social workers, credentialed alcohol and substance abuse counselors, and a program assistant uses peer support services and local vocational rehabilitation programs as part of its service delivery. The program offers 24 -hour crisis support.

Health Home Care Management Services
Phone: (518) 447-4569 Fax: (518) 447-4661
Services Provided: Capital Region Health Connections-Health Home Care Management Services is a freestanding program that provides services to seriously mentally ill adults.

Adult Forensic Services
840 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
Contact: Jennifer Dalton, LMSW, Coordinator
Phone: (518) 869-2683 Fax: (518) 869-2704
Services Provided: The Mental Health Unit provides services to the seriously mentally ill client who is incarcerated, as well as psychiatric evaluation and consultation to the courts. The MH unit will also advocate for the needs of the inmate client in the jail, in the legal system and the mental health treatment community.

Subcommittee on Developmental Disabilities:
Contact: Bonita Sanchez, LMSW, Albany
Phone: (518) 438-5150 Email: sanchez@albany.edu Subcommittee on Mental Health:
Contact: E. Nancy Wiley, Albany
Phone: (518) 482-5744

Adult Treatment Clinic
Albany County Mental Health Center
Phone: (518) 447-4555 Fax: (518) 447-4661
Services Provided: The Adult Treatment Clinic is designed to provide comprehensive mental health treatment to the seriously mentally ill residents of Albany County. The program is staffed and directed by a group of professionals with expertise in the area of outpatient treatment of mental illness.