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Behavioral Health Clinical Services (Outpatient) WARREN Y.K. NG, MD, MPH • Medical Director •

Mission and Goals

The NewYork-Presbyterian Ambulatory Care Network and the Division of Community and Population Health at Columbia University Irving Medical Center have developed comprehensive Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinical Services for children, adolescents, and adults to meet the needs of our community. Many services are provided in partnership with community-based programs and/or within community primary care clinics or schools. The Criminal Justice Investment Initiative’s Youth Opportunity HUB and Family Youth Development grants in 2017 further expanded behavioral health services for children, youth, and families. DSRIP initiatives have focused on expanding access, targeting high utilizers, and decreasing avoidable emergency department and psychiatric inpatient admissions across our behavioral health services. Behavioral Health Clinical Services are comprised of two comprehensive clinical components: Adult and Child/ Adolescent clinical services. Adult Behavioral Health Services The mission of our Adult Outpatient Clinic is to serve the community by providing exceptional patient-centered mental health care, by ensuring that every patient and employee is treated with the utmost respect and empathy, and by offering the highest quality of training to the next generation of clinicians.

Number of People Reached

1,597 Number of adults reached 23,975 Number of adult mental health visits Number of adult primary care 2,100  visits

Key Accomplishments

Adult behavioral health services are provided through: • T  he Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, which offers comprehensive mental health treatment for patients age 18 and older. The clinic had 23,960 visits in 2017 and served approximately 1,597 adults, most of whom are Hispanic and insured by Medicaid, reflective of community characteristics. • Housed within the New YorkPresbyterian Ambulatory Care Network, the Integrated Mental Health-Primary Care Program (IMP) aims to improve patient outcomes and experiences by addressing behavioral healthcare needs within the primary care practice setting. In 2017, the IMP grew to include Psychiatry Residents and expanded its Collaborative Care model of depression treatment in primary care. There are approximately 2,100 visits annually within the primary care sites provided by IMP staff.


3111 Community Health Report 2017  
3111 Community Health Report 2017