Mental Health Clinic
The Outpatient Clinic provides the single entry point for persons requesting any type of Mental Health services. This program is divided into four service units - Adult, Children and Youth, Crisis, and Forensic Services. The Clinic provides emergency mental health services and coordinates the Department's 24-hour crisis line. Crisis intervention may range from one contact with a distressed person, to several psychotherapeutic sessions with the person and family members. The Outpatient Clinic provides regularly scheduled assessment and treatment for on-going mental health problems.
Services may include verbal therapy, medication management, skills training, and psycho-educational modules. Psychotherapy is available to individuals (of all ages), families, couples, and groups at the Wampsville office. Contracted consultation services are also provided to areas BOCES, Cazenovia and Chittenango Schools and Head Start programs. The Clinic Program Director is Dr. Steven L. Adams. Click on the contact link for ways to contact us.
Fee for services
Fees are set on a sliding scale according to household income. Fees can range between $10 per visit and $150 dollars per visit. Payment plans can be arranged by special request. We accept Medicaid, Medicare, and most health insurance plans
The Mental Health Department offers a 24-hour crisis line. Callers can access a clinic staff member at anytime. The Crisis Line also provides information and referral services from 9AM-5PM. Crisis workers are available on site at the Mental Health Department from 9AM-5PM and by telephone from 5PM-9AM to deal with emergency situations. Individuals are also seen at the office on an emergency walk-in basis. Crisis workers also go to area hospitals, jails and schools when necessary for emergency mental health assessments. Crisis Services are provided at no cost to the client.
Individuals requesting crisis services can call
(Toll-free within New York State)
Madison County does not have any inpatient psychiatric hospitals. Most inpatient referrals are made through CPEP, the Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation Program, located at St. Joseph’s hospital in Syracuse. A person referred to CPEP would be evaluated to determine the need for inpatient treatment and CPEP would facilitate the admission process into one of the several area hospitals. These hospitals include St. Joseph’s, Benjamin Rush, Community General, Hutchings Psychiatric Center and SUNY Health Sciences Center in Syracuse, and St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth’s in Utica.
Many clients may require medication to help manage their symptoms and restore their ability to carry out daily activities. Madison County Mental Health Department employs several part-time Psychiatrists to address this need for both children and adults. Psychiatry referrals are received through the regular intake process.
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