Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Outpatient Clinical Services

Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke’s are pleased to offer a range of outpatient clinical services for children and adolescents.

The Child and Family Institute

The Child and Family Institute (CFI) at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s has a mission to be the leading voice in the field of child and adolescent mental health through state-of-the-art treatment, scientific research and outstanding educational and training programs for multidisciplinary mental health professionals. CFI offers comprehensive community education and clinical care programs targeted at prevention and treatment of mental illness. In addition, the clinical research program includes studies in the treatment of adolescent substance abuse, complex trauma, and health services, among other areas.

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Department
  • Parent-Infant Center
  • Pediatric Neuropsychiatry Clinic
  • Neuropsychological and Learning Disorders Service
  • Crisis Clinic

Children’s Community Mental Health Services

Children’s Community Mental Health Services provide families with high quality, community-based, intensive mental health services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbance. These services are an alternative to residential treatment or hospitalization.

Children’s Single Point of Access

The Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA) program is designed to streamline the application process for intensive mental health services for children and adolescents throughout New York City. CSPOA links families with services that are provided by Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital and other community-based mental health programs throughout New York City. Community-based mental health programs include the Home and Community-Based Services Waiver, Children’s Case Management Services, Family-Based Therapeutic Intervention, and Community Residence.

  • Home and Community-Based Services Waiver
  • Blended Case Management
  • Family Based Therapeutic Intervention
  • Community Residence

School-Based Health Clinics (SBHCs)

SBHCs provide mental health services in three high schools in western Manhattan (Louis D. Brandeis High School, A. Phillip Randolph High School, Martin Luther King, Jr. High School). Operated by CFI in collaboration with the New York City Department of Education, the New York State Department of Health, and the Departments of Pediatrics and Urban Family Practice of Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, SBHCs function as satellite clinics of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Department. A full continuum of services is provided, including urgent evaluations, individual, group, and family therapies, focused diagnostic assessment, crisis intervention, psychopharmacologic management, prevention activities, consultation to educational staff, and in-service trainings.

The Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES)

CARES provides a safe and therapeutic school environment for New York City public high school students whose previous school performance has been limited by emotional and behavior difficulties, including alcohol or drug problems. The CARES model contains both educational and therapeutic components, including substance abuse treatment. This program helps teenagers become motivated, examine and change their destructive behaviors, learn to cope effectively with life stresses, and become abstinent from substances.

CARES is composed of two tracks: the Adolescent Alternative Day Program (AADP) and the Comprehensive Addiction Program for Adolescents (CAPA). Both programs utilize a milieu treatment model integrating therapeutic and educational components. All students receive individual, group, family, and milieu therapies, as well as medication management as needed. New York City Department of Education teachers provide a Regents diploma and/or GED [now known as Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)] curriculum, based on students’ academic goals.

Community Services for Children and Families

These community services for both children and their families comprise the following range of programs:

  • New Beginnings Program
  • Family Treatment Rehabilitation
  • Dream Catchers Program