Mental Hygiene Home
Commissioner of Human Services
Director of Community Services
Phone: (607) 737-5501
The Mental Hygiene Department is responsible for the administrative, operational and fiscal oversight of all mental health, mental retardation/developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services in Chemung County. As such, the department guides the community in program development, and strives to assure access to services for individuals with mental health, substance abuse, or mental retardation and developmental disabilities in a manner that addresses our common goals of efficacy and quality driven individualized services.
Whenever possible, the department encourages the provider community to work in an integrated fashion allowing some single points of entry into services while blending both programs and funding to best match the needs of the individual.
Services available within our community include but are not limited to, long term and acute hospitalization services; a 24 hour crisis service; intensive and traditional outpatient; programs including Assertive Community Treatment (ACT); forensic services; medication grants; case management and intensive case management; day treatment programs; home based services; alternative housing that include group residents; a half-way house; supportive and supported housing; and various forms of respite services.
To assist consumers, families, and providers in navigating through the various direct and ancillary services available to these target populations, the Network of Care website was created.