Mental Health Department

For over forty years, Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health has maintained responsibility and a commitment to the mental hygiene needs of our residents by monitoring and continuously improving the system of behavioral healthcare services delivered in the county. We work collaboratively with a consortium of agencies that serve individuals enrolled in programs funded by the New York State (NYS) Offices of Mental Health, Office of Persons With Developmental Disabilities and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse. Committed to excellence, we provide comprehensive mental hygiene services that promote resiliency and recovery.

Rensselaer County Dept. of Mental Health Department Programs

  • Children's Health Home Care Coordination
  • Forensic Services
  • Health Home Care Coordination Services for Adults
  • Hoosick Falls Satellite Outpatient Treatment
  • MICA (Mental Illness and Chemical Addiction) Outreach and Assessment Services
  • Non-Medicaid Care Coordination
  • Rensselaer City Center Outpatient Treatment
  • Services to residents of Private Proprietary Homes for Adults (PPHA)
  • Single Point of Access (SPOA) (adult housing and children and youth care coordination)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention Services
  • Unified Services for Children and Adolescents Outpatient Clinic
  • Children's Single Point of Access
  • Certified Recovery Peer Advocate
  • Unified Services School Satellite Clinics

All of our programs have a 24-hour on-call capacity with professional staff assisting clients with urgent situations, accessed by calling 270-2800.

Mission Statement

Rensselaer County Department of Mental Health, functioning as a Unified Services System, is committed to providing quality integrated treatment, prevention and supportive services to our community with respect, compassion, and expertise, in order to empower and help all persons to improve their quality of life.

Core Values

  • Quality of Care
  • Promotion of Rehabilitation and Recovery
  • Services to the multi-disabled Individual
  • Person Centered Treatment Planning
  • Consumer Choice and Satisfaction
  • Easy and Quick Access to Care
  • Prevention education and early intervention
  • Collaboration with other agencies to insure continuity of care
  • Fiscal prudence and sensitivity to changes in the community