Patients and Caregivers
Mount Sinai Health System has many resources to support patients with disabilities and their caregivers.
- Abilities Research Center – using technology to help individuals improve their physical capabilities, investigate and implement novel, technological solutions to enable individuals with disabilities to maximize their self-sufficiency and mobility, while also working with healthy individuals to reach for higher levels of performance.
- Behavioral Health Services and Programs – offering neuropsychological testing and evaluations, tic disorders and tourette's disorder services, a schizophrenia program, and a center dedicated to personality disorder treatments.
- Brain Injury Research Center – investigates cutting-edge solutions for improving both health and quality of life following traumatic brain injury (TBII). Current research aims to develop and evaluate novel approaches to treatment and to identify factors that impact TBI outcomes.
- Communication Access Services – Assistive devices and qualified ASL/Tactile interpreters are offered to patients and their family members free of charge for communication with staff and doctors.
- Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis – treats people with multiple sclerosis or a related condition.
- Financial and Support Services – provides external resources for public benefits for rent increase exemptions for those with a disability, caregiver organizations, and state resources for those with disabilities.
- Joseph F. Cullman, Jr. Institute for Patient Experience – promotes a culture of patient-centered care that emphasizes service and compassion.
- Music Therapy Program – the music therapists at the Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy conduct daily sessions with patients at Mount Sinai receiving care in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit), maternity unit, NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), pediatric emergency room, respiratory step-down, and at the Peter Kruger Clinic. Additionally, music therapists work with patients receiving services in departments such as family medicine, oncology, and pain medicine and palliative care (including hospice).
- Rehabilitation and Human Performance – dedicated to advancing human ability and solving barriers for those with disabilities.
- Seaver Center for Autism – leads progressive research studies while providing comprehensive, personalized care to children and adults with autism spectrum disorder.
- Social Work Services – offers social work services on every inpatient unit and in outpatient locations and can provide information on and referrals to outside care providers, short-term counseling, and crisis intervention services, and can also help advocate for you and your family.
- Spinal Cord Injury Programs – varies programs offered through our Rehabilitation Medicine Center such as Do It!, Life Challenge, peer mentoring, and caregiver support.
- Spiritual Care and Education – provides compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advancing spiritual care through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
For Children and Adolescents
- Behavioral Health Services – various services and programs offered for those with ADHD/learning disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and a health center dedicated to child behavioral health and science.
- Developmental Pediatrics – offering treatment options for children with disabilities and special programs.
- External resources links on our Mount Sinai Parenting Center Blog.
- Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center – a New York City program offering mental health services and learning disabilities evaluations.
- Mount Sinai Health Home Serving Children and Adolescents – behavioral health and community support services for children, adolescents and their families who have Medicaid. Here is a brief list of development disabilities New York State covers under this program.
- Pediatric Visiting Doctors – an option for children with two or more chronic conditions such as cerebral palsy or requiring technology such as a wheelchair.
For Adults and Older Adults
- Behavioral Health – geriatric psychiatry that offers care to older adults for mental health issues
- Geriatric Social Work Services – for caregivers and older adults
- Linkage House Resident Services – for patients living with Alzheimer’s
- Martha Stewart Center for Living – has two convenient locations offering older adults and their caregivers in New York City access to high quality primary care.
- Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program – Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors (MSVD) is comprised of two programs: The Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program and the Mount Sinai Beth Israel Senior Health Home Call Program.
- Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Research Center – comprehensive research facility and clinical program dedicated to the study and treatment of normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease.