Albany County Department of
175 Green Street | Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 447-4537 | Fax: (518) 447-4577
Stephen J. Giordano, Ph.D., Director

Department of Mental Health


The Department of Mental Health offers a wide range of services to Albany County citizens, including treatment for mental illness and substance abuse.

It is our 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.

You can also call us at (518) 447-4555, or fax (518) 447-4661.

In cases of psychiatric emergency, 24-hour services are available from the Mobile Crisis Team at (518) 549-6500

Albany County Reentry Resources

The goal of the Albany County Reentry Task Force is to address the needs of formerly incarcerated individuals and help them successfully return to their communities. Learn More

Community Services Board

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 (MRDD), and Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.