Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Inpatient Services are located in a twenty story, renovated building, and offer a variety of treatment options. Inpatient treatment at Creedmoor is reserved for individuals with illnesses that have become so severe that they are unable to function in the community. The focus of treatment is rapid recovery with symptom reduction, access to programs which develop skills to manage psychiatric illness, and active discharge planning and support for consumers returning to community living. Treatment is provided by multi–disciplinary teams of professional and para–professional staff.
In addition to on–ward treatment, Creedmoor offers a variety of off–ward locations for treatment, recreation and programming offering a variety of treatment and rehabilitation programs such as community living skills, computer skills, adult education, self help opportunities, competitive employment skills. There is a consumer run café called Big Nosh, a beauty shop and exercise room. A program building provides space for art therapy, music therapy, education, psychosocial club, community living skills, fitness center, gym, game and recreation rooms, and an auditorium for special events.
Creedmoor provides psychiatric treatment for Queens county residents, 18 years of age and older who have severe psychiatric illnesses requiring intermediate and long–term care. Monolingual Korean speaking patients from the five boroughs of New York City and monolingual Chinese individuals from Queens and Bronx counties are also eligible for admission. Patients are referred from acute care psychiatric units at general hospitals.
Specialty Services for Inpatients
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A program for individuals with self–destructive or aggressive dysfunctional behavior.
- Monolingual Asian Services: Psychiatric services for monolingual Korean (five boroughs of New York City) and monolingual Chinese (Queens and Bronx Counties) individuals who are mentally ill. Staff members who speak Korean and Chinese provide treatment that is culturally competent and effective.
- Monolingual Spanish Services: The monolingual Spanish cluster ward provides bilingual active treatment in order to facilitate the recovery of our Spanish–speaking patients. Individual translation is provided as needed during groups and one on one sessions. Spanish educational reading materials are available. Cultural diversity and expression are fostered in order to maximize individual function and prepare for eventual community re–entry.
- Recovery Skills Treatment: Programs providing care and treatment for consumers with co–occurring disorders of chronic mental illness and history of chemical abuse. The primary program focus is on psychiatric treatment coupled with education on coping with chemical dependence.
Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Office of Mental Health Creedmoor Psychiatric Center.