A recognized leader in behavioral health services, Orange Regional offers a full range of programs for adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbances, or substance abuse. Let our team of professionals assist you and your family with chemical dependencies, mood disorders, emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, behavior problems and related illnesses through our outpatient and inpatient services.
Orange Regional Counseling Services treats children, adolescents and adults with behavioral, emotional and mental health problems. Services offered include comprehensive assessments, supportive counseling and medication management. The treatment planning process helps identify special needs and consumer strengths, with the overall goal of wellness and recovery. Orange Regional Counseling Services is located at 420 East Main Street, Middletown, NY and can be contacted at 845-333-7800.
Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency
Since 1986, the Orange Regional Family Program for Alcoholism/Chemical Dependency (ORFP) has assisted thousands of patients and their families throughout the Mid-Hudson Region to successfully overcome their illness. Licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services and fully accredited by The Joint Commission, the Family Program maintains a comprehensive series of programs designed for your special needs. The Family Program is located at 420 East Main Street, Middletown, NY and can be contacted at 845-333-7818.
Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit / Adult Inpatient Services
The Orange Regional Medical Center Behavioral Health Unit was established in 1972, making it the oldest and most experienced acute care psychiatric service provider for adults in Orange County. Since its inception, the unit has lead the way in providing innovative and patient-centered mental health services to the residents of Orange County.
This service is designed to meet the treatment needs of individuals in crisis when no less restrictive alternatives are available or appropriate. Therapy is coordinated and provided by a clinical team led by a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner and staffed by a registered psychiatric nurse, certified social worker, activity therapist, and psychiatric technician.
Treatment plans blend individual and group approaches and emphasize illness education, stress management and life skills recovery. The benefits and risks of all treatment are discussed in detail with patients and their significant others at every step in the treatment process. Discharge planning is coordinated with outpatient providers throughout the hospital stay.
Emergency Psychiatric Services
An emergency psychiatric service, encompassing evaluation, intake assessment, and referral, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
All patients treated for emergency care are interviewed by a clinician who supervises all aspects of the emergency evaluation. Brief, intensive treatment is coordinated and delivered by clinical staff experienced in delivering the most effective and efficient assistance possible. In many cases, referral to other mental health providers and assistance with insurance issues can be coordinated through the emergency service. When admission is indicated, the process is completed with dignity and respect.
The list below provides excellent links to web sites with behavioral health information.
Orange County Mental Health Association
Mental Health Association is a private, not-for-profit organization seeking to promote the mental health and emotional well being of Orange County residents. Under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors, MHA's staff members, consultants and volunteers provided more than 26,300 Orange County residents with free mental health services in the year 2001. Over 404 volunteers answered hotlines, provided companionship, public education, direct services and assisted with fundraisers.
American Psychiatric Association
This national organization representing over 40,000 psychiatrists practicing in the United States. The APA published the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition (the DSM-IV), the standard text used internationally for the classification of psychiatric disorders. The site also contains information on practice guidelines for treatment of specific conditions.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
The national organization representing almost 7,000 Board-certified Child and Adolescent psychiatrists. Information on diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders affecting children is available on the site, as are practice guidelines, legislative updates and information specifically geared toward parents.
McLean Hospital Psychiatric Update
A good resource for clinicians addressing particular topics in behavioral health (e.g., use of St. John's Wort for treating depression).
National Library of Medicine
This portal to Medline is the major search engine for the medical literature. Although primarily intended for clinicians, Medline searches can help the consumer who wants a very detailed and technical understanding of a particular area. Information for patients about research studies is also available on this site.