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Referring to Behavioral Health

Learn how to refer your patients for behavioral health services.

VNS Health offers specialized behavioral health services designed to support individuals with mental health or substance use disorders. If someone you know needs additional support, you can refer them to one of our community programs.

VNS Health can provide support to those living with:

  • Addiction and substance use disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia 
  • Anxiety disorders 
  • Bipolar disorder 
  • Major depressive disorders
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Other psychiatric diagnoses 

Community Programs and Eligibility Requirements

VNS Health offers many community programs that might benefit your patients. Each program serves different people and different areas of New York. Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information so we can reply to your request for additional information about our programs. Do not send patients’ personal health information (dates of birth, Medicaid IDs or insurance information, etc.) by email.

ProgramBoroughAgeServicesContact
Outpatient Mental Health ClinicBronxAge 5+Assessment, treatment, and medication management for seriously emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and their families. Insurance required.Contact Email
Children’s Health HomeBronx
Manhattan
Age 6–21Comprehensive care coordination integrating medical and behavioral health service needs for those with behavioral health and/or multiple chronic illnesses. Active Medicaid required.Contact Email
Children and Family Support TeamBronxAge 5–17Comprehensive assessment and in-home crisis intervention for seriously emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and their families.Contact Email
Geriatric Mental Health Treatment ServicesBronxAge 55+Free in-home therapy for older adults to address depression provided by funding from New York City Council.Contact Email
Geriatric Mobile OutreachBronx
Manhattan
Bronx: 60+
Manhattan: 65+
Assessment, supportive counseling, and linkage to community services for older adults.Bronx: 
Contact Email

Manhattan:
Contact Email
Health HomeBronx
Brooklyn
Manhattan
Age 21+Comprehensive care coordination integrating medical and behavioral health service needs for those with behavioral health and/or substance use problems, HIV/AIDS, and/or multiple chronic illnesses. Active Medicaid required.Contact Email
PEARLSManhattan
Queens
Age 60+In-home treatment for homebound seniors that targets symptoms of depression by using intervention based on cognitive behavioral therapy.Contact Email

Behavioral Health Support at Home 

If you are a social worker, community partner, or social service partner, you might notice harmful behaviors in your clients. VNS Health’s behavioral health services can help individuals in all aspects of their lives — whether that’s building relationships, achieving their dreams, or completing daily tasks. 

In addition to our community programs, VNS Health supports individuals with various home care plans. When needed, a behavioral health specialist is available to support home care nurses as a part of an individual’s overall care plan. This can be beneficial in helping someone address all aspects of their health — including physical, mental, and emotional health.

Other Behavioral Health Requests

For information about behavioral health services other than the programs listed above, please send an email to [email protected] or to the specific contact listed in the table above. Use “Behavioral Health Care Information” as the subject line. Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information so we can reply to your request. Do not send patients’ personal health information (dates of birth, Medicaid IDs, insurance information, etc.) by email. 

We will acknowledge your request within one business day and will identify the appropriate resource for your patient.

Related Resources

Referring to Hospice Care

Referring to Home Care

Get information about behavioral health services.

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