Mental health services include services and programs for individuals living with mental health and/or substance use issues. Some services are offered directly by the County, and others are offered by our contract agencies.
Partial Hospital Program
The Partial Hospital Program is an intensive mental health treatment program operated by DBCH in partnership with Mental Health America of Dutchess County and People USA It’s designed for people who have acute or severe psychological symptoms, whether they have recently been hospitalized or are trying to stay out of the hospital.
For more information about DBCH’s Partial Hospital Program, call 845-485-9700.
DBCH’s jail-based behavioral health program provides mental health and substance use services to individuals in the Dutchess County Jail and connects them to continuing services once they leave incarceration. For those who received mental health or substance use treatment prior to incarceration, the behavioral health team provides continued support, ensures the continuation of medications, and offers motivational counseling.
All other mental health services for adults are offered through our contract and affiliated agency partners. To connect to a mental health service provider today, call HELPLINE at 845-485-9700.
Single Point of Access (SPOA)
DBCH coordinates and is the Single Point of Access for a variety of supportive residential services for adults who are living with serious mental illness. The residences are divided into categories determined by levels of funding, support, and supervision. The SPOA program offers a uniform process for receiving and evaluating referrals and matching individuals to the services they need.
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For additional questions about SPOA and Housing Referrals, please contact the SPOA Office at (845) 486-2768 or (845) 486-2764.
Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA) helps to identify Dutchess County residents between the ages of 5 and 21 who are at the greatest risk of being placed outside of their homes due to serious mental health or emotional issues.
CSPOA helps connect your child to a wide variety of supports, services, and programs in Dutchess County based on the identified needs of the child or adolescent, and the family.
The goal of CSPOA is to strengthen and empower children, adolescents, and their families so they can lead safe, productive lives. By making connections to the best supports and services for your child, we can greatly reduce hospitalizations and residential placements for our County’s youngest residents.
Home & Community-Based Services (Waiver):
Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) application processing for children or adolescents who require a higher level of services.
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Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
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For additional questions about CSPOA, please contact the CSPOA Coordinator at 845-486-2768.