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.
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 legal system and in the mental health treatment community.
Albany County Correctional Facility
Maureen Doorey, LCSW, Coordinator
840 Albany-Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12211
Phone: (518) 869-2683
Fax: (518) 869-2704
The Assertive Community Treatment program (ACT), implemented by the Albany County Department of Mental Health, is the first such program in the state to be licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health.
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.
Program Coordinator ACT Team
175 Green Street
Albany NY 12202
Capital Region Health Connections-Health Home Care Management Services ia a freestanding program that provides services to seriously mentally ill adults. The focus of the HH program is on those recipients with extensive Mental Health histories.
Jennifer Dalton, LCSW, Coordinator
175 Green St.
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 447-4569
Fax: (518) 447-4661
The Integrated Clinic is a program of the Albany County Department of Mental Health. The program is designed to provide comprehensive outpatient mental health and substance use treatment to the residents of Albany County with a serious mental illness and substance use disorders. The multi-disciplinary team provides assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, medication management, treatment planning, crisis support, community linkages, and discharge planning services.
Richard Moffitt, LCSW, Clinical Director
ACDMH Integrated Clinic
260 South Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12202
Phone: (518) 447-4555
Fax: (518) 447-2661
Put together by the Suicide Prevention Education Committee (SPEC), a group of community service providers in Albany County seeking to help the existing network of services provide support to people considering suicide and families and friends grieving the loss of someone to suicide.