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Behavioral Health Services

Psychiatric Care

The Department of Psychiatry at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has inpatient units at our two main campuses – St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s – that serve patients 18 years and older who require acute psychiatric inpatient care.

The therapeutic mission of the unit is to treat patients with acute mental disorders or those with serious and persistent mental illness, during periods of exacerbation.

Treatments available include psychiatric assessment, medical assessment, treatment planning, group therapy, nursing, social services, activities therapy, nutritional services, spiritual services and psychiatric consult service.

Substance Abuse Treatment

MVHS provides immediate treatment to any individuals presenting to our facilities who are physically compromised. Once the patient is stabilized, the staff works with local agencies to refer the patient to an inpatient or outpatient facility – depending on the needs and preferences of the individual. MVHS does not provide medical detoxification services, however we are committed to helping individuals connect with facilities that provide the necessary services.

Local Resources

Addictions Crisis Center (ACC)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Utica Hotline: 315-732-6880
CNY Area Meeting List

Center For Family Life and Recovery, Inc.

Crisis Text Line
Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained Crisis Counselor

Insight House

Mobile Crisis Assessment Team
315-732-6228 - available 24 hours a day for crisis intervention

National Suicide Prevention Line

Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services

Oneida County Department of Mental Health