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Cayuga County Community Mental Health Center

146 North Street
Auburn, New York 13021
(315) 253-0341
Fax: (315) 253-1687

Ray Bizzari
Director of Community Mental Health Services

The Mission of the Mental Health Center is to provide the best psychiatric services possible to the residents of Cayuga County. Our programs are driven by consumer need and are delivered in a team approach.

Central to our mission is ensuring optimal mental health functioning to all eligible Cayuga County residents who seek treatment at the Mental Health Center. We strive for continuous quality improvement and to exceed our client's expectations for professional service.

Our services include outpatient treatment, emergency, psychosocial and rehabilitation services, consultation and community education.

Persons who meet the agency's admission criteria will be served regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, or economic status.

Clinic Treatment Program

24-Hour Crisis Services

Psychosocial Club

Intensive Case Management

Continuing Day Treatment Program

Meeting Schedule 2013

PWDD Meeting in April is now the 11th(was the 4th)

Corporate Compliance Plan - CC Community Mental Health Center

Clinic Treatment Program

The Clinic program has professionally trained staff who provide confidential treatment designed to reduce symptoms, improve patient functioning, and to provide ongoing support. Services include:

        -Assessment and treatment planning
        -Individual, group, and family therapies
        -Medication evaluation, therapy, and education
        -Symptom management
        -Crisis intervention services

The Clinic Treatment Program is certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

Intensive Case Management

Intensive Case Management is for those with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are intended to link the consumer with the service system in order to establish continuity of care. Consumers are linked to appropriate service resources and monitored to assure continuity of service. Intensive Case Managers may intercede on behalf of the consumer to assure access to necessary services as determined in the individual's mental health treatment plan.

24-Hour Crisis Services
Call 315-253-0341

A crisis line is available evenings, weekends, and holidays. When you call our main telephone line outside our regular business hours, your call will be forwarded to Contact Community Services for screening by their trained crisis line staff. Professional Mental Health Center staff will provide consultation as required.

In addition, Contact Community Services provides a confidential Hotline service offering "A safe place to talk things out". This line is not intended for crisis situations but for those times when you just need someone to talk to. The Hotline telephone number is 1-877-400-8740.

Continuing Day Treatment Program

The CDT program is an integrated mental health service program with the goal of helping the client become independent in life roles in the community. CDT program provides:

  • psychiatric consultation
  • individual psychotherapy
  • group therapies
  • social skill training
  • task and skill training
  • psychosocial rehabilitation
  • recreational therapy
  • vocational therapy
  • case management
  • educational programs about symptom management including information on anxiety and depression.

New Beginnings Psychosocial Club

New Beginnings Club provides a "club like" atmosphere with social, recreational and rehabilitation activities for clients in the evening. Light meals are served in our snack bar along with other snacks. The calendar is prepared with member's interests and suggestions. Community activities and involvement are encouraged with support and assistance offered by Club staff.

Hours of Operation:   
Monday. Tuesday. Thursday & Friday 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
146 North Street
Phone: 253-2746 (eves. 253-1051)


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