Behavioral Health Services
74 Bunner Street
Oswego Health’s Behavioral Services offers a wide range of psychiatric services to area residents from children age five through older adults. More than 100 highly trained, professional and caring staff members provide mental health services to more than 1,500 patients each year. Oswego Health’s program is the largest provider of mental health services in Oswego County.
The Behavioral Services Department has several programs to meet the care needs of the community. They include Child and Family Services In-treatment, Out-Treatment, Children & Youth, Continuing Day Treatment, as well as Referrals, Admissions, and Insurance Coverage. Each of these programs is described in detail below.
The visiting hours for our inpatients at our Bunner Street location are
3pm-6pm Monday thru Friday and 9am-6pm weekends and holidays. Visitors must be at least age 13.
Children and Family Services Program
98 North Second St., Fulton
Phone: (315) 326-3555
Fax: (315) 326-3565
This facility offers children and their families a more private setting to receive their care. The multidisciplinary team consists of child/adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and a nurse who work closely with families, empowering them to successfully support their children, both during and after treatment. The department provides services to children, aged five to 18, who have problems that range from mild behavior disorders to psychiatric illnesses.
Among the Services Offered Are:
Behavior Services Programs/Services
74 Bunner Street, Oswego, NY
The In-treatment Unit is a 28-bed acute care inpatient facility, providing comprehensive care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
This unit provides individual and group counseling, medical care, and therapeutic recreational activities, which are supervised by registered nurses and directed by a staff of physicians who specialize in psychiatry.
Clients (age 18 & older) may be admitted either on a voluntary or an involuntary basis for treatment of a variety of mental health problems.
The Out-treatment clinic provides a full range of assessment and treatment services to people of all ages.
These services include:
Oswego Health operates a satellite facility in Fulton and will be opening other locations throughout Oswego County in the near future.
Children and Youth Services
Intensive Case Management Services for Children and Youth is a program for clients under the age of 18 who are seriously disturbed and require intensive services in their homes and at school.
Case managers in the program carry a small case load and work closely with both the children and their families to obtain the necessary services and support required to deal with their difficulties.
Continuing Day Treatment Program
The Continuing Day Treatment Program is a supportive, flexible, long-term treatment program designed to assist adults with mental illness. The program helps clients manage their psychiatric symptoms and improve their social and emotional functioning. In addition, treatment is provided that addresses a variety of skill deficits that might result in an individual’s inability to maintain community living.
Clients in this program may participate in a combination of treatment choices, which include medication therapy and education, symptom management, rehabilitative readiness services, group therapy, health education, and specific skill development groups. Involvement in the program varies according to need.
The Continuing Day Treatment program operates five days per week at the Oswego site and two days per week at its satellite location in Fulton.
The National Runaway Switchboard is a not-for-profit volunteer organization whose mission is to provide confidential crisis intervention and referrals to youth and their families through national and local telephone switchboards, as well as advocacy and educational services on behalf of youth.
Coping With Crisis Links: