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Cayuga Medical Center at Ithaca, Behavioral Services Unit

AKA (Also Known As):
Behavioral Services (Mental Health) Unit
101 Dates Drive
Ithaca, NY  14850
Every day, 24 hours
Area Served:
(607) 274-4130
The Behavioral Services Unit includes a 20-bed inpatient adult psychiatric care unit and a 6-bed inpatient adolescent program. The unit offers 24-hour comprehensive psychiatric care and medical and social evaluation during times of crisis and stabilization. The unit provides specialized and general services for people temporarily unable to cope with the stresses of everyday living. Group psychotherapy and cognitive discussion groups in several formats are provided daily. Services include:
  • daily programming
  • individualized plans
  • therapeutic environment
  • individual care
  • comprehensive discharge planning

Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Appelate Division, Third Department

c/o Elmira Psychiatric Center
100 Washington Street, Bldg. 4
Elmira, NY  14901
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm
(607) 271-9038
The MHLS provides representation, without charge, to patients in psychiatric hospitals and residents of developmental centers who need legal advice or assistance concerning their institutionalization. Advocacy is provided for individuals in private as well as state operated facilities. The MHLS also serves as appointed legal counsel in Kendra's Law proceedings. The agency also is frequently appointed as court evaluator or legal counsel in guardianship proceedings under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law.

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