The St. Lawrence County Mental Health Clinic provides outpatient mental health assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, psychiatric treatment/therapy, and support services to adults, children, adolescents, and their families who are affected by a mental illness and significant emotional disorders.
St. Lawrence County Mental Health Clinic is continuing services using telephonic/video conferencing means. To help slow the spread of the virus we are limiting the need for clients to come to the building by providing services by phone and Zoom video sessions.
Clinicians are contacting clients directly to schedule individual sessions, groups, crisis, medication management, and intake sessions by phone and Zoom. Injections will be given to clients at the clinic with a pre-arranged appointment with an onsite nurse.
The clinic continues to operate Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please contact us at (315) 386-2167 if you are in need of an appointment. Please do not come to the clinic at this time as we are limiting in-person contact due to COVID-19.
OMH Guidance Document on COVID-19 and Managing Stress-Anxiety
Adult, Children & Youth Outpatient Therapy
Adult, Children, & Youth Outpatient Services provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals requiring mental health or dual diagnosis treatment. The outpatient treatment team consists of trained professionals including a psychiatrist, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Therapists, Nursing staff, and Case Management staff. Focus areas include mental health and substance abuse assessment, psychiatric assessment and evaluation for medication, medication monitoring, individual counseling, group counseling, care coordination, and community services referral.
Child & Adolescent Referral for Services
Outpatient Medication Treatment
Clients are prescribed medication by a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner, and have registered nurse support. Long-acting injectables and Clozaril are offered to clients with a severe mental illness. A long-acting injectable is an injection of medication for those who need help managing their medication.
Afterhours/Emergency Hours for the clinic is staffed by Reachout. Reachout is a free, confidential, non-judgmental crisis and information hotline serving residents of St. Lawrence County. They focus on crisis services and supportive listening, and they provide a host of other services as needed. Reachout answers after-hours for many other human services agencies in St. Lawrence County, and they connect callers with staff from other programs. Reachout operates a mobile crisis team that sends trained counselors to meet and assess people at risk at locations all around the county. Reachout teaches suicide intervention skills all around New York, and they’ve developed many programs to help make communities safer from suicide. Crisis services are also handled routinely at the Canton Potsdam Hospital Emergency Department and at the Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Emergency Department. Reachout can be contacted at (315) 265-2422.
Clinic Hours of Operation:
The clinic operates Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please contact us at (315) 386-2167 if you are in need of an appointment. Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis please call the clinic rather than presenting in person as we are limiting in-person contact.