Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Treatment and discharge planning begin immediately upon admission.

Patients have personal rights, property rights, and civil rights that are fully protected.

We are committed to providing a respectful and safe environment for everyone

We provide intermediate level of care—6 months or less.







Inpatient Services




Buffalo Psychiatric Center provides inpatient services 24 hours a day, seven days a week in the Strozzi Building on the main Buffalo Psychiatric Center campus. We have a bed capacity of 156 and serve patients on six units.

    It is our responsibility to provide care, treatment, rehabilitation, and support to restore and improve functioning. Our goal is to provide a setting where symptoms will be reduced and patients will learn or re-learn skills that will help them leave the hospital as quickly as possible and reclaim their lives in the community.

     Inpatients of the psychiatric center are encouraged and supported in making choices about their future. We believe recovery is real and possible and are devoted to working with every patient to help them accomplish their personal goals and establish a lifestyle that is personallty satisfying.

     Buffalo Psychiatric Center is proud to be fully accredited by The Joint Commission.  

  Contact Information:
Inpatient Admissions: (716) 816-2172
Public Information Office: Phone: (716) 816-2014

Employment Information

400 Forest Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
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  Who will benefit:
Individuals aged 18 and over experiencing mental health problems and have a primary psychiatric diagnosis who are in need of intermediate to longer inpatient hospitalization.


We have a well trained, diverse and highly professional staff that includes psychiatrists, medical physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, and rehabilitation staff in addition to many dedicated direct care and support workers.



In addition to our inpatient units, the Strozzi Building houses several Active Treatment Centers areas where patients receive rehabilitation services, a large multi-purpose room for centerwide recreational activities, dining facilities on each floor and an adjacent courtyard for exercise and outdoor events. Also on the main campus is a Wellness Center and a peer-run Center for Self Discovery.



Because our role in the mental health system is to provide intermediate, treatment and rehabilitation, most admissions come to Buffalo Psychiatric Center as referrals from the general hospitals in our service area of Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties. There are no direct admissions with the exception of individuals who have been discharged from Buffalo Psychiatric Center within one year and who may need rehospitalization for a short time.

Inpatient Services Handbook:
Inpatient Services Handbook

peer services:

A peer advocate is a person who has received mental health services, has been successful in recovery, and is available to assist patients in obtaining information and/or resolving issues and concerns.


Tobacco Free Environment:

As a healthcare facility, we actively promote healthy lifestyle choices for those we serve. There is no smoking or use of tobacco permitted inside any BPC-operated building or on the grounds of the main campus. We strongly discourage smoking because of its serious health risks. Our physicians offer nicotine replacement to assist patients in overcoming this addiction, and wellness support groups are available.