Psychiatry Referral Resources

                                           Thanks to Drs. Benvenuto, Hassid, Smilowitz, Poon


We have psychiatrist/psychologist on-site. However due to high demand as well as pts who require intensive treatment, consider referring to these multidisciplinary community sites.   

***Click links below to print instructions for nearby Mental Health Center referral. 

English handout                            Spanish handout


Options for Psych Referrals in AIM:


·         AIM Geriatric Psychiatry – (over 60) –Eclipsys Order

·         AIM Psychiatry –Eclipsys Order

·         AIM Psychology    -Eclipsys Order

·         AIM Social Worker

·         NYPH-ACN Psychiatry clinics  5-5977  
Services: Psychiatric treatment, individual and group psychotherapy, MICA (mental illness and chemical addiction) program
Languages: English and Spanish (there may be a significant wait time for Spanish speaking only patients)
Restrictions: Patients must live between 155th and 225th St. river to river, or zip code 10463 in the Bronx
(Zip Codes 10032, 10033, 10034, 10040, 10463, and parts of 10031)
Instructions: they need a referral form   Fax to #  212 305 8394 Clinic 305-5977 

·         NYP Mobile Crisis NYP 342-5797   
Services: Emergency psychiatric home visits for English and Spanish speaking patients who will not come to the Emergency Department
Languages: English and Spanish
Restrictions: They have a limited geographic area, but they can refer you to an appropriate mobile crisis team if your patient lives outside of their zone. Service available Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Weekends 9am-5pm
Instructions: Call (212) 342-5797  

Other psychiatry education and referral resources:

·         Adult and Late Life Depression Research Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute

New York State Psychiatric Institute (1051 Riverside Dr, across from Milstein) call Dr. Bret Rutherford at 646 774 8660 or research assistant Jane Tandler at 646 774 8652. Services: Free comprehensive psychiatric evaluations for all patients referred. Free medical work up and psychiatric treatment for patients entering a research study. After the comprehensive evaluation, eligible patients will be offered participation in a study. Current studies involve both open treatment and placebo-controlled studies of antidepressant medication and cognitive enhancers. Regardless of study, all patients receive at least 3 months of free open treatment following research participation. Non-eligible patients will be referred to other appropriate psychiatric treatment.Restrictions: We have studies available for patients with depressive disorders and memory problems, ages 18-95. Most studies are English only.


·         NYC Psychiatric Help Website
NYC Psychiatric Help Hotline: 1-800-LIFENET-  staffed 24 x7, v. helpful for pts who live outside of our referral area
En Espanol: 1-877-AYUDESE –staffed 24 x 7, helpful for pts outside of our usual referral region

·        National Suicide Prevention Line: 1800 273 TALK (multilanguage)



Info on Other Psychiatric facilities


 Eating Disorder Research Clinic 543-5739   NYPI Anxiety Disorder Research Clinic


Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center

Adult Psychiatry OPD

1285 Fulton Ave.

Bronx, NY 10456

718-817-7130 (adult outpt )

718-681-7748 (continuing day program only)


Patient Education Materials:

The National Institute of Mental Health has an excellent patient education website, complete with English Handouts on many subjects and Spanish handouts also. The NYC psychiatric help website has additional information (English only) on diseases, with an emphasis on services available to patients in New York City.