In many instances, mental health diseases go undiagnosed and untreated. Failure to receive the appropriate care for the wide range of mental health disorders and affect not only the patient, but their loved ones as well. By providing quality psychiatrists in Queens, Jamaica Hospital can help our community achieve better mental health,
The Department of Psychiatry at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center offers a wide range of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services for those with mental health needs.
Our services include:
Psychiatric Emergency Department
Our Psychiatric Emergency Department provides acute evaluation and treatment, including crisis intervention for adults who are experiencing psychiatric symptoms. If necessary, patients are admitted to one of our inpatient units. We work closely with our Internal Medical, Emergency Room and Family Medicine Departments to provide comprehensive care for our patients. For additional information call 718- 206-7099.
Mobile Crisis Services
We operate two community mobile crisis teams as part of our comprehensive emergency psychiatric services. These teams provide care to patients who are either unable or unwilling to receive continuing out-patient psychiatric services. These teams, comprised of a coordinator, certified social worker, and psychiatrist, visit the homes of both recently discharged patients, as well as newly referred patients seven days a week. The purpose of the Mobile Crisis Team is to perform initial screenings or on-going assessment and stabilization.
Outpatient Psychiatry Services
The Mental Health Clinic is located at 90-09 Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica, Queens. We offer group, individual, family, and couples therapy, medication management, and specialty services for children, adolescents, and adults. Services are available six days a week, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For additional information, please call 718-206-5575
Inpatient Psychiatry Services
Patients are treated on one of our two 28-bed adult inpatient units. We provide psychiatric services by a staff of caring professionals including psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, creative arts therapists, and nurses. For additional information call us at 718-206-6160 or our Psychiatric ER at 718-206-7099.
Consultation / Liaison Service
The Department of Psychiatry provides 24-hour consultation and liaison services to other departments in the hospital, such as emergency room, internal medicine,family medicine, surgery, geriatric, pediatric, and obstetrics & gynecology departments. Referrals are made by the patients’ primary treatment team. For additional information, please call 718-206-7135.
Inpatient Chemical Dependency Unit (CDU)
Our 30-bed Chemical Dependency Unit is located at Flushing Hospital. We provide medically managed detoxification for alcohol, opiates, including heroin, and other substances. Services are provided for adults 18 years and older. Highly qualified professionals trained in substance dependency treatment staff the unit, including physicians, PA’s, certified alcohol and substance abuse counselors, social workers, and nurses. The unit is open 24 hours a day and has an easy and convenient admission process through its Addiction Triage Unit. For additional information, call 718-670-5693, 718-670-4524 or 718-670-5540.
Reflections Outpatient Program
The Reflections Outpatient Program at Flushing Hospital is a chemical dependence outpatient service that uses a culturally sensitive holistic model in treating addiction and addressing the impact it has on patients’ lives, as well as the lives of their families and loved ones. An abstinence-based approach is used to encourage participation in a 12-step program and other sources of sober support. Groups concentrate on areas such as relapse prevention, stress management, motivation, and fun in recovery. There are both male and female groups, and a group for patient’s significant others. Individual and family counseling is also available. For more information, please call 718-670-5078
For additional information about our Psychiatric Services or to make a referral, please call our Administrative Offices at 718-206-7135.