Oswego Hospital Behavioral Health Services provides a wide array of mental health services to Oswego County residents of all ages.
Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Services
The inpatient unit is a 28-bed acute-care facility, providing comprehensive care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Patients age 18 and older may be admitted on either a voluntary or involuntary basis for treatment of a variety of mental health issues.
Adult Out-Treatment Services
The out-treatment clinic provides a full range of assessment and treatment services, including medication management, individual and group therapy, substance abuse treatment, psychological testing, walk-in services, care management, and family education and support. Care is provided to adults age 18 and older.
Child and Family Services
The child and family services department provides a wide range of outpatient services to people ages 5 to 18, including medication management, therapy and intensive case management. The department includes child/adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses who all work closely with families, empowering them to successfully support their children, both during and after treatment
ACT Team Oswego
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team is a mobile, multidisciplinary, mental health team that brings support services and delivers comprehensive, person-centered treatment and rehabilitation to individuals over the age of 18 with severe mental illness.
ACT Team services include help and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ACT Team also:
- Has primary responsibility for all services. As a multidisciplinary team, rather than refer individuals to other programs and services, the team provides the treatment and services needed.
- Works with individuals in their homes, neighborhoods, workplaces and other places where problems arise.
- Works closely with each client to develop an individualized plan that is reviewed daily by all involved staff members.
Oswego Health also provides mental health services throughout Oswego County, including:
- School-based mental health services in:
- Central Square
- CiTi, (formerly Oswego BOCES)
- Family education and support groups
Suicide Prevention Coalition
Oswego Health recognizes the importance of suicide prevention and has partnered with many agencies from throughout Oswego County to form the Oswego County Suicide Prevention Coalition.
Lifeline Crisis Chat
Lifeline Crisis Chat (crisischat.org) is an online instant messaging service for people to talk about problems and stress that may be difficult to talk about anywhere else. It's a place to find nonjudgmental support and help through a difficult time or get information on mental health problems and services. It's confidential, secure and anonymous help when you don't know where else to turn.