Psychiatric Continuing Day Treatment Center at NSUH


North Shore University Hospital – Manhasset’s Psychiatric Continuing Day Treatment Center enables individuals with emotional problems to receive psychological help while continuing to live in their own communities and maintain their family and personal lives. Through a variety of treatment modalities, the center seeks to prevent inpatient admissions for its patients. For those who have been referred following a recent admission, the goal is to promote the smooth return to the community - occupationally, socially and academically.

Whom do we serve?

Any person at least 17 years of age whose social or emotional problems have impaired the ability to function at work, at school, or with family or friends may apply for admission to the center.

Individuals whose primary problems are developmental or drug-related cannot be served by the center but are eligible for other hospital programs.

What types of services are offered?

The center provides a variety of services offered in a therapeutic setting.  These include group therapy, in which patients meet regularly to discuss personal problems in a supportive atmosphere; family therapy, where families work as a unit to strengthen communication and understanding among family members; expressive therapies, such as music and art therapy that help patients express their feelings; and pre-vocational task activities which develop and strengthen good work habits and attitudes necessary for employment.

At community meetings, patients and staff members meet to discuss different aspects of the center’s operation, with an emphasis on self-government.

In addition, the center offers an evaluation, consultation and referral service for people needing other kinds of help, such as outpatient psychotherapy or vocational training.

Meals are an important aspect of the therapeutic program. Patients help plan, purchase and prepare lunch and snacks as an integral part of the treatment plan. They may attend all, or only a portion of, the weekly program.

The staff is comprised of expertly trained practitioners in psychiatry, psychology, psychiatric nursing, psychiatric social work, art therapy, occupational therapy and recreational therapy.  In addition to individual specialties, each staff member is trained in the team approach to treating patients’ problems.  Other personnel include psychiatrist, social workers, and psychologists in training.

Is there transportation for patients?

The center is located on a county bus route. County Social Service transportation may be available for people who are eligible. There is also free parking on-site.

How can I get more information about the Psychiatric Continuing Day Treatment Center?

You may call the center directly at 516-562-3053 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Urgent problems will be handled as dictates.

What are the hours?

The Psychiatric Continuing Day Treatment Center is open Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

What are the fees?

Treatment fees are based on a sliding scale reflecting the patient's ability to pay. The center recognizes Medicaid eligibility.

Last Update

May 24, 2010
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