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Office of Mental Health

South Beach Psychiatric Center

South Beach Psychiatric Center

777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10305
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Phone: (718) 667-2300

Fax: (718) 667-2344

E-Mail: South Beach Psychiatric Center

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South Beach Psychiatric Center provides intermediate level inpatient services to persons living in western Brooklyn, southern Staten Island, and Manhattan south of 42nd Street. The center also operates a specialized eight bed inpatient unit for monolingual Chinese persons from Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan who are in need of intermediate care. Acute inpatient care is the responsibility of the following co-providers: Woodhull Medical Center, Coney Island Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, Sisters of Charity Medical Center, Staten Island University Hospital, Lutheran Medical Center, Long Island College Hospital, Kings County Hospital Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center (Manhattan), New York State Psychiatric Institute, Bellevue Hospital Center.

Acting Executive Director
Doreen Piazza, R.N.C., M.S.

Deputy Director Administrative Services
Titus Mathew, B.E.

Deputy Director Inpatient Services
Doreen Piazza, R.N.C., M.S.

Deputy Director Community Services
Anne Marie Bove, CRC, CASAC.

Director Quality & Risk Management
Natalie Toomey, LCSW, RN.

Acting Director of Clinical Services
Lorna Avila, MD.

Director Psychiatry
Lorna Avila, MD.

Chief Nursing Officer                         
Janet James, BS, RN.

Wellness and Recovery Services at South Beach Psychiatric Center, seeks to assist consumers in acquiring the knowledge and understanding of one's disability/illness so that the individual can move from a life defined by the effects of illness to one defined by activities for rediscovering and/or creating a valued life role. Through strong emphasis on rights, recovery, and rehabilitation, consumers come to view their disabilities as manageable and able to be coped with from the earliest possible moment. Over time, consumers become rapidly attached to and productively engaged in those activities which are normative in our society, such as work. WRS focuses upon skill building, support development, cognitive assessment/remediation, and self help, as tools for increasing an individuals chances for success and satisfaction in self-determined goals.

The Consumer Network is a service run by consumers for consumers. Activities and services are based on the philosophy that self help, empowerment, and advocacy are important components of recovery. An array of services are offered at every site including mutual support, assistance with problems of daily living, self help groups, Double Trouble in Recovery Groups, and Peer Support for Employment Groups. Dialogues on a wide range of topics including Hope, Empowerment, Recovery, Respect, and Friendship are also offered.

Outpatient Clinics, Specialty Residential and Care Coordination Services
Karin A. Wagner, Ph.D. Deputy Director , Community Services
(718) 667-2742

Community based outpatient services are provided via a network of Community Mental Health Centers throughout western Brooklyn and Staten Island. SBPC outpatient care is integrated, cost effective, and consumer-centered. Pharmacotherapy, individual and group therapy and all other necessary treatment services are incorporated in a comprehensive benefit package that emphasizes wellness and recovery through support, rehabilitation, employment, and self help services. Other services also include co-occurring substance abuse services and family support services.

Specific site locations for geographic and specialized programs are as follows:

Community Mental Health Centers

Baltic Street
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Phone: (718) 855-3131
Fax: (718) 855-4011

8620 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11214
Phone: (718) 256-8818
Fax: (718) 234-2314

Bensonhurst ACT Team
8620 18th Avenue

Brooklyn, New York 11214
Phone: (718) 234-2144
Fax: (718) 234-2314

Coney Island
532 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11224
Phone: (718) 946-2600
Fax: (718) 265-0430

Fort Hamilton
8710 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11209
Phone: (718) 680-0006

Heights Hill
25 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217
Phone: (718) 875-1420
Fax: (718) 875-5496

1083 McDonald Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11219
Phone: (718) 421-7444
Fax: (718) 421-7229

South Richmond
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
Phone: (718) 667-2855
Fax: (718) 667-2857

South Richmond ACT TEAM
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
Phone: (718) 668-8050
Fax: (718) 668-8010

Intensive Case Management
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
Phone: (718) 668-8061
Fax: (718) 668-8070

OceanView Lodge
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10305
Phone: (718) 667-2633
Fax: (718) 667-2323

Children and Youth Outpatient Sites:

Staten Island Children and Youth Day Treatment Center
777 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, New York, 10305
Phone: (718) 667-2691
Fax: (718) 668-8054

Area Served

Richmond, Kings, New York

Age Groups Served

Children and Youth ages 12-18. Adult ages 18+