The mission of the Tompkins County Mental Health Services Department is to meet the needs of the residents of Tompkins County in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency by providing prevention and early detection, comprehensively planned care, treatment, and rehabilitation services.
(12/15/21) Tompkins County Mental Health Department is announcing that due to staffing shortages, intakes for new clients will temporarily be limited beginning December 23, 2021 until the end of January 2022. The Department will continue to accept intakes for individuals who need immediate care and treatment, such as those discharged from the hospital.
Harmoney Ayers-Friedlander, Deputy Mental Health Commissioner stated, “Due to retirements and unforeseen staffing changes, we are limiting intakes in order to ensure quality care for those already receiving our services and to meet the needs of individuals already in the referral and intake process. We are in the process of actively recruiting and hiring therapists to fill open positions. If you know anyone who may be interested, please share the position announcements available on the Human Resources website.”
Additional information, including a list of open positions and links to descriptions and application forms is in the full press release.
Open Access Walk-in Services
Are you experiencing problems with mental health and want to get help now? Open Access is an intake process that offers help to clients who feel they need to be seen within the same day.
- Please call our main office for current Open Access hours: 607-274-6200
Individual, Family, and Group Therapy
A variety of evidence-based practice therapies to individuals and groups.
- Help gain better awareness of self and others.
- Help to identify and change patterns of thinking and behavior which can impair functioning and growth.
Children and Youth
Our clinicians provide treatment for youth and families that may be affected by mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, or trauma.
- Services are available to clients age 25 years old and under.
- Schedule an appointment by phone or come in during our walk-in hours.
- Partnerships with schools allows care to be provided at the school.
Mental health services for justice-involved individuals.
- SOAR: Sex Offender Accountability and Responsibility.
- EMERGE: A domestic violence education program.
Clinic Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners perform evaluations and ongoing medication management.
Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)
A comprehensive recovery oriented program for adult individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.
- For ages 18 years and older.
- Helps individuals reach goals in areas such as work, school, relationships, and stable housing.
- Addresses barriers related to mental health and/or substance use that keep individuals from reaching their goals.
- More information here.
For Immediate Crisis Support:
- If you are in imminent danger to yourself or others – call 911 – tell the dispatcher about mental health concerns.
- If you are feeling stressed, depressed, overwhelmed, having thoughts of suicide, or are worried about a loved one
- Call the Crisisline of Tompkins County – (607) 272-1616 or (800) 273-8255
- Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-8255
NOTICE TO PATIENTS:
This practice serves all patients regardless of ability to pay.
Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income.
For more information, ask at the front desk or visit our website.
AVISO PARA PACIENTES:
Esta práctica sirve a todos los pacientes, independientemente de la capacidad de pago.
Descuentos para los servicios esenciales son ofrecidos dependiendo de tamaño de la familia y de los ingresos.
Usted puede solicitar un descuento en la recepción o visita nuestro sitio web.