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Mental Health Counseling Center Will Care for Patients Displaced by Closing of Freeport Clinic

Posted: Jun. 30, 2015

Patients who utilized the Catholic Charities Freeport-based Outpatient Mental Clinic, which closed recently, are able to access the behavioral health care services they need at South Nassau Communities Hospital’s Mental Health Counseling Center in Baldwin.

“We welcome this opportunity to deepen our roots in the community,” said Jennifer Kurko, LCSW, Social Work Supervisor. “We hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for everyone as we strive to provide them the compassionate, high quality behavioral health services that they deserve.”

SNCH Mental Health Counseling Center has provided high quality behavioral health services to residents of the South Shore communities for over 50 years. The Center is conveniently located at 2277 Grand Ave. in Baldwin near major roadways, including Merrick Rd. and Sunrise Highway, as well as access points for public transportation.

The center offers a wide range of outpatient services involving more than 45 professionals representing the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, social work, and activities therapy. A variety of modalities are available including individual, group and family psychotherapy. This includes:

Adult Psychotherapy and Psychiatry – Medication management and psychotherapy are available on an individual and group basis;

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy - Individual, group and family psychotherapy for children and their families along with child psychiatric services;

Partial Hospitalization Program - Intensive therapy, support and medication monitoring for patients who are in need of acute, daily psychiatric treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Program - Intensive therapeutic program for patients with psychiatric symptoms who would benefit from group and/or individual therapy and medication several days per week.

Specialized services for crime victims, people dealing with trauma, depression, anxiety and childhood emotional disorders are also available. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call (516) 377-5400.

South Nassau is the only hospital on Long Island to win four major awards for quality in recent months, including for women’s services, nursing excellence, and top rankings from U.S. News & World Report and from the Joint Commission. In addition, it is a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®–Target: Stroke Honor Roll-Elite Quality Achievement Award as well as the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award.

Designated a Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), South Nassau® Communities Hospital is one of the region’s largest hospitals, with 455 beds, more than 900 physicians and 3,000 employees. Located in Oceanside, NY, the hospital is an acute-care, not-for-profit teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art care in cardiac, oncologic, orthopedic, bariatric, pain management, mental health and emergency services. In addition to its extensive outpatient specialty centers, South Nassau provides emergency and elective angioplasty, and is the only hospital on Long Island with the Novalis Tx™ and Gamma Knife® radiosurgery technologies. South Nassau is a designated Stroke Center by the New York State Department of Health and Comprehensive Community Cancer Center by the American College of Surgeons and is an accredited center of the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Association and Quality Improvement Program. In addition, the hospital has been awarded the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care; and disease-specific care for hip and joint replacement, wound care and end-stage renal disease. For more information, visit www.southnassau.org.