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Children and Youth Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

Children and Youth Single Point of Access (CSPOA) is a centralized referral system for children with a serious emotional disturbance who need intensive mental health services to remain at home and in their community. Based on the child's identified needs, CSPOA will make referrals to the appropriate program. CSPOA refers children and adolescents to high-end intensive community services such as Health Home Care Management, Non-Medicaid Care Coordination, Family Support, Community Residences and Residential Treatment Facilities. 

CSPOA Instructions Page

St. Lawrence County Children's SPOA Referral Form (Link)

Please send completed referrals to:

Lindsay Best
Children’s SPOA Coordinator
99 West Main Street
Gouverneur, NY 13642
Fax: (315) 287-0285

For general inquiries regarding CSPOA, RTF or CR admission criteria, referral status, trouble accessing services, or concerns/complaints about services currently receiving please contact: Lindsay Best at (315) 229-3871 or