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Behavioral Health Services

Episcopal Health Services provides comprehensive Behavioral Health services including a wide range of clinical, supportive, peer services and care coordination services tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. Our team of compassionate experts specializes in different areas of mental healthcare, including nurses, social workers, case managers, and psychiatrists. We prioritize providing care that’s sensitive to patients of all races, genders, religions, cultures, and asexual orientations. Everyone on the team is trained in the best ways to provide care based on what works best.

Community Mental Health Center

The Community Mental Health Center is a New York State Office of Mental Health licensed clinic providing therapy for individuals aged 5 and up. Our licensed social workers and psychiatrists offer psychotherapy, medications, and medication-assisted treatment. We offer various treatment approaches, such as Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. We also provide care for individuals with dual diagnoses of mental health and substance abuse disease. Our services are available in any language and can be accessed through a secure telehealth platform. We offer psychoeducation and help coordinate care for our patients

Our Programs Include

Wellness & Recovery Center

The Wellness & Recovery Center (WRC) is a New York State Office of Mental Health Intensive Outpatient Program for adults 18 and older. Our interdisciplinary team consists of clinical social workers and psychiatrists. Services include Psychosocial and Psychiatric Assessments, individual/group/family collateral psychotherapy sessions, psychopharmacology, and medication-assisted treatment (MAT). It is an ideal track for patients suffering from chronic behavioral health conditions, at risk of hospitalizations, or experiencing first-episode psychosis. The WRC provides mental health services for justice-involved individuals in collaboration with the Office of Mental Hygiene Re-entry Program and Assisted Outpatient Treatment. Our Telehealth certification status, which was granted by the Office of Mental Health Opioid Use Disorder services, has placed us on the list of providers approved to assess and treat opioid use disorders.

For more information or to make a referral to the Wellness & Recovery Center, please call (718) 869-8400 located at 19-08 Brookhaven Avenue, Far Rockaway, NY 11691.

Collaborative Care at St. John's Medical Group

Collaborative Care at St. John’s Medical Group Primary Care is embedded within our Primary Care practice, offering children/adolescents and adults the option of having their mild to moderate behavioral health concerns identified and treated within their primary care setting by a team working with their family doctor. All patients are screened at least yearly for depression, substance use, and other behavioral health concerns within the primary care setting. If appropriate, they are also offered individual/family therapy and medication management. The treatment team consists of a licensed social worker, a primary care physician, and a consulting psychiatrist.

Inpatient Psychiatric Services

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital offers inpatient psychiatric services for adults suffering from serious psychiatric illnesses. Our multi-disciplinary teams provide intensive care to patients living with a variety of psychiatric disorders. St. John’s provides a personalized treatment plan for patients with clinically challenging presentations.

Our two inpatient Behavioral Health units are comprised of semi and private rooms. The 18 and 25 bed-units focus on adults and provide behavioral health services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

For more information on inpatient services, please call (718) 869-7000. Please note that if this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department. For free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).

Contact and Locations:

Community Mental Health Center (CMHC)
718-929-8822
521 Beach 20 Street
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Wellness and Recovery Center (WRC)
718-929-8400
1908 Brookhaven Ave.
Far Rockaway, NY 11691
Family Peer Support Services | Children's Care Coordination Program | Home Base Crisis Intervention (HBCI)
718-929-7923
Please note that if this is an emergency, please dial 9-1-1 or visit your local emergency department. For free and confidential support from trained mental health professionals, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or NYC Well at 888-NYC-WELL (888-692-9355).

The St. John’s ICARE Foundation fosters a culture of philanthropy to secure, manage and distribute gifts in support of the mission and vision of Episcopal Health Services/St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.

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