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The Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services is the local governmental unit responsible for the coordination and oversight of all community services to persons with alcohol and substance abuse problems, mental illness, mental retardation and/or developmental disabilities. Community Mental Hygiene Services is authorized under the New York State Mental Hygiene Law. It functions in concert with New York State’s Office of Mental Health; Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse and the Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities. The scope of the Division's responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and oversee treatment services for mental health, substance abuse and those with mental retardation or developmental disabilities in Suffolk County;
  • Work with communities, consumers and other interested groups to improve services and to pursue program development that is consistent with the Suffolk County/New York State planning process;
  • Establish procedures and implement programs either directly or through contracts with other agencies to serve people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse problems, mental retardation or developmental disabilities.
  • Evaluate those services to ensure that they comply with all pertinent regulations and appropriately serve their intended populations; and
  • Provide education and training either directly or through contracts to increase awareness of chemical dependency, mental illness and developmental disabilities.

Programs & Services

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Mental Health Clinics

Services are offered at the following locations:

Brentwood Clinic - 1841 Brentwood Road, Brentwood
(631) 853-7300
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Farmingville Clinic - 15 Horseblock Place, Farmingville
(631) 854-2552
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Opioid Treatment Programs

Opioid treatment programs are provided in Huntington, Riverhead, Hauppauge – 200 Wireless Blvd. and Hauppauge-North County Complex.

individuals in need of opioid treatment can apply for services at the two intake clinics:

Adult Single Point of Access (SPOA)

The Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene Services operates a single point of access (spoa) which is a centralized intake process for referrals for high-intensity mental health services for adults who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness (smi) and whose illness interferes with their ability to function in the community, home, school, and/or work. referrals are evaluated to determine eligibility for care coordination, assertive community treatment (act) or assisted outpatient treatment (aot).

Care coordination provides services for individuals who live in the community and need help accessing services such as outpatient treatment with the goal of reducing hospitalizations and emergency services. individuals must be 18 years old and have a primary diagnosis of a major mental illness.

ACT teams provide mental health treatment in the community for high need consumers who have not been successful in traditional treatment settings. intensive community-based, skills training, support and treatment services are provided by an interdisciplinary team of mental health professionals. services are available only for clients who have a primary diagnosis of a major mental illness.

AOT provides court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment for certain people with severe mental illness who in view of their treatment history and present circumstances are unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision. in order to be eligible for aot an individual would have to meet the criteria set forth by kendra’s law, section 9.60 of mental hygiene law. persons on aot are deemed to be risk of harm to self or others when noncompliant with psychiatric treatment and/or medication. they are court-ordered to comply with an intensive treatment plan, consisting of an array of mental health services including case management, outpatient psychiatric services, and medication management services.

For more information on eligibility, services, and how to apply, call (631) 853-6204/6205.

Children's Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

The Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene’s Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA) coordinates enhanced mental health services for children and youth who are at risk of or have been diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and their families in Suffolk County. The CSPOA offers a centralized, coordinated referral process using a universal referral form. The CSPOA represents a consensus among all intensive community-based and residential programs to ensure appropriate service delivery to the most needy children and youth. The program serves Suffolk County residents, age 5 through 21 years, and their families.

CSPOA assists families in obtaining care for children and youth with mental health needs who require more than outpatient therapy alone. The goal of CSPOA is to identify and access services that will enable the youth to remain in their home, school and community and to avoid out of home placement and/or psychiatric hospitalization. A hallmark of CSPOA is the level of family involvement and child-driven focus. The child and family participate in service planning and placement decisions. All CSPOA programs are voluntary – for both the child and family.

With one referral, a family has access to a continuum of care across a network of mental health agencies in the bi-county region. CSPOA programs encompass both in-home and community-based residential levels of care and represent a continuum of care through a network of agencies. Programs include:

  • Parent to Parent
  • Family Connect
  • Youth and Family Integration
  • Services, Supports, Transitions, Advocacy, and Access for Youth
  • Children’s Care Coordination and Children’s Health Home Care Management
  • Coordinated Children’s Services Initiative
  • High Fidelity Wraparound
  • Mobile Early Intervention Program
  • Youth Assertive Community Treatment
  • Community Residences
  • Residential Treatment Facility

CSPOA staff also provide additional mental health support and linkage to services. Family support is an important element of the CSPOA process and Family Peer Support Specialists are available for families making use of CSPOA. Family Peer Support Specialists are individuals who themselves have children with mental health needs and provide group community based support services.

The Division directly operates the Suffolk County Children’s Care Coordination and Health Home Care Management program. County staff are also available through the Alternatives for Youth (AFY) program to conduct comprehensive mental health evaluations as well as individual and family therapy for families participating in this program. The AFY Program is a multi-departmental collaboration designed to intervene with children who have serious emotional disturbance and/or substance abuse problems before they get to Family Court.

CSPOA is located in Hauppauge at the William J. Lindsay Complex. Hours of operation are 8:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.

For more information on eligibility, services and how to apply, call CSPOA at (631) 853-8513.

CSPOA PDF Application, release and instructions

Single Point Of Access For Housing (SPA)

SPA coordinates all referrals for adult mental health housing in the community. Contact (631) 231-3562 for more information.

Other Services In The Community

Prevention Services

CHOICES: This is an interactive fourth/fifth grade alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention curriculum which is offered to Suffolk County School Districts in collaboration with contracted Prevention Specialists. This state-of-the-art program goes beyond outmoded didactic presentations to a comprehensive ten lesson curriculum that emphasizes both social skill building and age appropriate information about the dangers of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. The curriculum includes student workbooks and teacher and parent involvement. The program culminates in a CHOICES graduation ceremony where students demonstrate the skills they have learned and receive a graduation certificate. Parents, family members, community leaders and school personnel are invited to attend.

Lending Library: The Resource Center provides for literature and educational materials to other professionals and the public.

SOS: Something of Substance is a half-hour magazine format program produced ten times a year and distributed monthly to the cable systems on Long Island. Each month the program highlights various mental hygiene services in Suffolk County.

Training and education are provided to community groups, other professionals and constituents upon request.

For information on how to access any of the above services, call (631)853-8500.

For more educational resources and materials, email The Division here and make a request:

Important Numbers




Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901