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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, intellectual 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 for People with Developmental Disabilities. The scope of the Division's responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate and oversee treatment services for mental health, substance abuse and those with mental intellectual 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, intellectual 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.

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 (C-SPOA)

The Suffolk County Division of Community Mental Hygiene’s Children’s Single Point of Access (C-SPOA) coordinates enhanced mental health services for youth who are at risk of or have been diagnosed with a serious emotional disturbance, and their families. The C-SPOA offers a centralized, coordinated referral process using a universal referral form and represents a consensus among community-based and residential programs to ensure appropriate service delivery to the highest needs youth. The program serves Suffolk County residents, ages 5 to 21 years, and their families. All C-SPOA programs are voluntary for both the youth and their family.

Express Application

This application is for accessing CSPOA in-home services and supports, including preventive and intensive services.

C-SPOA Cover

C-SPOA Express Application

Application Part 1 & Part 2

For OMH licensed services, including Youth Assertive Community Treatment (Y-ACT), Community Residence (CR) and Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) programs, Parts 1 and 2 of the Statewide OMH CSPOA application remains a requirement.

  • Youth Assertive Community Treatment (Y-ACT) Youth Assertive Community Treatment (Y-ACT) is a community-based program that provides children and youth between the ages of 10 and 21 years with high intensity mental health services. These services include counseling, assertive engagement, peer services, medication management, and case management.
  • Community Residences (CR) Community Residences are residential programs for eight youth that include structured daily living activities, development of problem-solving skills, a behavior management system and caring consistent adult interactions. Program staffing provides for 24-hour awake supervision.
  • Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) Residential Treatment Facilities provide fully integrated mental health treatment and special education services under the direction of a psychiatrist in a well-supervised residential setting. RTFs can serve youth between 5 and 21 years of age. Most youth are served for an extended stay between 6 months and 2 years. Although referrals are through C-SPOA, access to an RTF is through the RTF Authorization Review committee under the guidance of the NYS Office of Mental Health.

Part 1

Part 2 | RTF Required Consents

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