About behavioral health services

Mental health and addictive disorders are not only among the most common illnesses in any community, they can also have the severest impact on functioning and quality of life. Like all health care consumers, people in need of behavioral health services represent every group you can possibly imagine—they’re our families and friends, our colleagues and neighbors.

North Shore-LIJ Behavioral Health Services strives to address the diverse mental health needs of the communities we serve by providing a continuum of high-quality psychological services and behavioral health resources. These include emergency, inpatient, and outpatient services for people of all ages suffering from a variety of psychiatric disorders, as well as addictive disorders. We offer optimal access to behavioral health treatment and wellness services for the entire region. And we continue to strengthen our commitment to education and training in psychiatry and its related disciplines while expanding knowledge in the behavioral health sciences through clinical research.

Recognizing that behavioral health is a concern across the lifespan, we focus on issues impacting all age groups, from children and adolescents right up through the growing geriatric population. We make sure that our services meet the needs of our consumers, and we partner with patients and families as we build for tomorrow’s community behavioral health needs.

Working collaboratively across the health care system, we aim to continually identify and create optimal treatment environments and options, providing the necessary cutting-edge mental health services that keep our communities healthy and improve lives.


Why choose us?

At North Shore-LIJ Health System, we provide an array of behavioral health services throughout our network, including inpatient and outpatient treatment for a diverse community of all ages. We are also dedicated to expanding knowledge in the behavioral sciences through intensive clinical research.

Education and training is offered in psychiatry and related disciplines through highly regarded postdoctoral training programs, including fellowships, internships and externships in behavioral health.
Patients choose North Shore-LIJ's behavioral health services for:

Two Dedicated Hospitals
North Shore-LIJ includes two hospitals that specialize in behavioral health. The Zucker Hillside Hospital is a 236-bed facility in Glen Oaks, NY, which was recognized by U.S. News and World Report for its work in the diagnosis, treatment and research of mental illness. South Oaks Hospital, a 246-bed behavioral facility in Amityville, NY, provides treatment and recovery programs for patients with acute psychiatric illness and addiction.

Comprehensive Options for Treating Addiction
We offer a variety of addiction treatment options, including hospital-based rehabilitation and detoxification programs and outpatient clinics in centers on Staten Island and Long Island. We are also studying the latest innovations in addiction treatment as a member of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network.

Applied Behavioral Consultation Services for Students and Families
North Shore-LIJ offers schools, students and families programs that are geared toward promoting positive changes in behavior, as well as academic and social development. These include workshops and classes for families and educational professionals, as well as for individuals, classrooms or even entire schools. Services can be flexible, short-term or on a continuous basis.

Specialized Programs for Military Veterans
North Shore-LIJ recently received a $300,000 matching grant to open a behavioral health center for veterans of the military and their families in Bay Shore, NY, including military spouses and children. With some 150,000 veterans living on Long Island, the center will focus on those returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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John Kane, MD

  • VP Behavioral Health Services
  • Chairman of Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Chairman of Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital
  • Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Blaine Greenwald, MD

  • Medical Director - Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Vice Chairman of Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Vice Chairman of Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry, North Shore University Hospital
  • Associate Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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John Q. Young, MD, MPP

  • Professor and Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry,
    Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine
  • Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry,
    The Zucker Hillside Hospital
  • Program Director, Residency Training in Adult General Psychiatry,
    Hofstra North-Shore LIJ School of Medicine at The Zucker Hillside Hospital
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