Patient Handout: English


Contact Information for Local Mental Health Clinics:

*Please contact any of the programs listed below. If you have difficulty finding a program that works for you, please call 1-800-LIFENET. This is a NYC Mental Health Association free service that was created to assist patients in finding mental health support services*


Centro Medico Dominicano:

Location: 185th between Wadsworth and St. Nicholas Ave.

Contact: 212-543-3500 for 3rd floor psych; 212-928-3900 is main line.

Insurance: Any Medicaid, can do pro bono for uninsured on a per patient basis.


Metropolitan Center for Mental Health:

Location: 1090 St. Nicholas Avenue, located at St. Nicholas Ave. and 165th St

Instructions for mental health issues: Call (212) 543-0777 for an appointment for an intake. You will get a call back within 24 hours for a phone interview, then will have an appointment in 1-2 weeks with a social worker and therapist.

Instructions for dual diagnosis/substance abuse appointments: Call (212) 543-4445 for an appointment. Appointments typically scheduled in 1 week.

Insurance: Medicaid, Affinity, Metroplus, Healthfirst, Fidelis, HIP, Private insurance- 1199, GHI.


ACDP (Community Association of Progressive Dominicans):

Location: 3940 Broadway, 2nd Floor. (165th and Broadway)

Instructions: In order to be seen you must first go to the clinic at one of their walk-in times: Mondays 3:30pm-4:30, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 1-2pm, Thursdays and Fridays 11am-12pm. Once a therapist sees you for an evaluation, they will then set up regular therapist visits and appointments with psychiatrists for medication management.

Contact: Call (212) 781-5500.  Fax- (212) 927-6089

Insurance: Not a comprehensive list but accepts many including Medicaid, Medicare, Affinity, Neighborhood, Metroplus, GHI, Healthfirst, 1199, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Amerigroup, Emblem Health, UVH, Americhoice, Well Care, and more.


Manhattan North Clinic: Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services:  

Location: 5030 Broadway (between 213th and 214th Streets), Suite 201

Instructions: Call (844) 663-2255. Appointments usually take 2-3 months to obtain, but providers can call for appointments and get them sooner for their patients.

Insurance: Affinity, Medicaid, Medicare, Health-First, Health-plus, Metroplus, WellCare, Americhoice, Ameri-group, Fidelis, HIP, Oxford, VNS Choice, Empire Blue Emblem, Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield, 1199, Aetna, Beacon Hill, GHI, Fidelis, APS.


Fedcap Rehabilitation Services :

Location: 1011 Washington Avenue, Bronx NY 10456, near 165th street

Instructions: Walk-in to office from Tuesday to Friday from 12pm-4pm for initial intake. Appointments then scheduled in 1-2 weeks.

Contact: (718) 585-4205

Insurance: Healthfirst, Medicaid, Medicare, Affiinity, Healthplus Metroplus, Americhoice, Amerigroup, Fidelis, Emblem, GHI, HIP, AmediaCare, MVP, Oxford, VNS, WellCare, TriCare


Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center (Emma L. Bowen Community Center or the Center):

Location: 1727 Amsterdam Ave, Manhattan; at 145th St. and Amsterdam Ave.

Instructions: It is best to go directly to the office and ask for the Mental Health Center and ask to schedule an appointment with a Mental Health Professional.

Contact: You may also call (212) 694-9200 (main line) and schedule an appointment.

Insurance: Affinity, Medicaid, Medicare, Healthfirst, Healthplus, Neighborhood, HIP, Amerigroup, Fidelis.


NYC Psychiatric Help Websites/Hotlines

Call 1-888-NYC-Well  Text “WELL” to 65173   Log on to

NYC Psychiatric Help Hotline: 1-800-LIFENET              En Espanol: 1-877-AYUDESE –staffed 24 x 7

National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-TALK (multilanguage)