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 evaluationstic 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

For Adults and Older Adults