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Office of Mental Health

Chapter 4
Continuity of Care Planning

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Discharge Planning By OMH Satellite Units in State Prisons

Discharge planning for parolees who have received mental health services in prison is done by OMH Satellite Unit Staff, parole, and local mental health service providers.

By Central New York Psychiatric Center for CL §508 Patients

CNYPC Deputy Sheriff contacts county jail’s transportation officer if possible 1 week in advance.

Sheriff’s envelope to be sent with patient via transport officers, containing:

  • Original and 1 copy of Transfer Sheet
  • Copy of Sentence Papers (if available)
  • County Jail Folder (if applicable)
  • If HIV status included, Nursing Discharge Plan, Abnormal Lab work, Pharmacy Profile, are sent to jail physician only. (Physician will provide follow up at jail.)

Jail Physician envelope to be mailed 1 day before discharge, (if no physician address listed, envelope sent with transporting officer) containing:

  • Transfer Sheet
  • HIV Disclosure Cover Letter
  • Nursing Discharge Plan
  • Abnormal Lab work
  • Pharmacy Profile

Mental Health envelope to be mailed one day before discharge, or if address same as jail, to be sent via transporting officers, containing:

  • Transfer Sheet
  • Discharge Summary
  • Nursing Discharge Plan
  • Core History/Evaluations
  • Pharmacy Profile
  • HIV Disclosure Cover Letter (if applicable). If 2 mental health contacts, envelope will be sent to each

Clinical Calls to be made at least one day before discharge to mental health contact and to include following information:

  • Patient name and CNYPC Consecutive Number
  • Admission and discharge dates
  • Discharge medications
  • Discharge diagnosis
  • General dialogue regarding patient’s condition
  • Precautions

By Central New York Psychiatric Center for CL §402 Patients

CNYPC Discharge Coordinator to contact county jail’s transporting officer, one week in advance.

Discharge paperwork

  • Same as with 508 discharge

By Rochester Psychiatric Center, Regional Forensic Unit for All Patients

RPCRFU staff discusses discharge date by phone with county jail staff. RFU staff discusses patient’s response to treatment and continuing needs upon return to jail with local mental health department.

Discharge planning meeting is held, if possible.

Discharge paperwork

  • Mailing to local mental health department containing:
    • Discharge Summary
    • Core History/Evaluation
    • Individual Service Plan
  • Mailing to jail medical staff
    • Nursing Summary, including current medications, precautions, and response to treatment

Social Work staff contacts jail medical staff if there is a significant medical issue/management problem.

Transfer From County Jail To State Department Of Correctional Services

Mental health staff of county jail provides information to be transmitted with the inmate who is transferred to state prison:

  • Assist corrections staff in completing the transfer information
  • Provide a discharge summary of mental health contacts with inmate
  • If necessary, make contact with DOCS reception center mental health staff via phone if the transfer is imminent and there is a need to share critical information, such as suicide risk, immediately. (See page 4–3 for facility phone numbers)

CNYPC Community Services (Satellite Units)

Albion Satellite Unit
Albion Correctional Facility
3595 State School Road
Albion, New York 14411
Phone: (716) 589-5511 Fax: (716) 589-5511
DOCS Facility: (same)

Arthurkill Mental Health Unit
Arthurkill Correctional Facility
2911 Arthurkill Road
Staten Island, New York 10309
Phone: (718) 984-2598 Fax: (718) 984-3683
DOCS Facility: (718) 356-7333

Attica Satellite Unit
Attica Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 149
Attica, New York 14011
Phone: (716) 591-2000 Fax: (716) 591-2000
DOCS Facility: (same)

Auburn Satellite Unit
Auburn Correctional Facility
Box 618
Auburn, New York 13024
Phone: (315) 253-9382 Fax: (315) 253-8401
DOCS Facility: (315) 253-8401

Bedford Hills Satellite Unit
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, New York 10507
Phone: (914) 666-7280 Fax: (914) 241-3100
DOCS Facility: (914) 241-3100

Clinton Satellite Unit
Clinton Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2000
Dannemora, New York 12929
Phone: (518) 492-2678 Fax: (518) 492-7650
DOCS Facility: (518) 492-2511

Collins Mental Health Unit
Collins Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 490
Collins, New York 14034
Phone: (716) 532-4588

Coxsackie Mental Health Unit
Coxsackie Correctional Facility
Box 200
Coxsackie, New York 12051
Phone: (518) 731-6778 Fax: (518) 731-6355
DOCS Facility: (518) 731-2781

Downstate Forensic Diag. Unit
Downstate Correctional Facility
Red Schoolhouse Road
Fishkill, New York 12524
Phone: (845) 831-5153 Fax: (845) 831-7137
DOCS Facility: (845) 831-6600

Eastern Mental Health Unit
Eastern Correctional Facility
Box 338
Napanoch, New York 12458
Phone: (845) 647-8577 Fax: (845) 647-2461
DOCS Facility: (845) 647-7400

Elmira Satellite Unit
Elmira Correctional Facility
Box 500
Elmira, New York 14902
Phone: (607) 733-2343 Fax: (607)734-3901
DOCS Facility: (607) 734-3901

Fishkill Mental Health Unit
Fishkill Correctional Facility
Box 307
Beacon, New York 12508
Phone: (845) 831-4640 Fax: (845) 838-2956
DOCS Facility: (845) 831-4800

Five Point Satellite Unit
Five Point Correctional Facility
6600 State Route 96
Romulus, New York 14541
Phone: (607) 869-5111 Fax: (607) 869-5111

Great Meadow Satellite Unit
Great Meadow Correctional Facility
Box 51
Comstock, New York 12821
Phone: (518) 639-4117 Fax: (518) 639-4267
DOCS Facility: (518) 639-5516

Green Haven Satellite Unit
Green Haven Correctional Facility
Stormville, New York 12582
Phone: (845) 221-2963 Fax: (845) 227-8307
DOCS Facility: (845) 221-2711

Groveland Mental Health Unit
Groveland Correctional Facility
Rte. 36, Sonyea Road
Sonyea, New York 14556-0001
Phone: (716) 658-2871
DOCS Facility: (same)

Mid-State Mental Health Unit
Mid-State Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 216
Marcy, New York 13403
Phone: (315) 768-8581
DOCS Facility: (same)

Mohawk Mental Health Unit
Mohawk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 8450
6100 School Road
Rome, New York 13440
Phone: (315) 339-5232 Fax: (315) 339-5232 ext. 6097
DOCS Facility: (315) 339-5232

Shawangunk Mental Health Unit
Shawangunk Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 750
Wallkill, New York 12589
Phone: (845) 895-9159 Fax: (845) 895-1404
DOCS Facility: (845) 895-2081

Sing Sing Satellite Unit
Sing Sing Correctional Facility
354 Hunter Street
Ossining, New York 10562
Phone: (914) 941-0108 ext.1220 Fax: (914) 941-0108 ext. 1299
DOCS Facility: (same)

Sullivan Satellite Unit
Sullivan Correctional Facility
Box AG
Fallsburg, New York 12733
Phone: (845) 434-1488 Fax: (845) 434-0918
DOCS Facility: (845) 434-2080

Upstate Mental Health Unit
Box 2000
Malone, New York 12953
Phone: (518) 483-6997 ext.1210 Fax: (518) 483-6997 ext. 6199
DOCS Facility: (518) 483-6997

Wende Satellite Unit
Wende Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 1187
Alden, New York 14004
Phone: (716) 937-3656 Fax: (716) 937-3731
DOCS Facility: (718) 937-4000

Woodbourne Mental Health Unit
Woodbourne Correctional Facility
Riverside Drive
Woodbourne, New York 12788
Phone: (914) 434-7730
DOCS Facility: (same)

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