Behavioral and Mental Health Services
A recognized leader in behavioral health services, Orange Regional Medical Center offers a full range of programs for adults and children with serious mental illness, emotional disturbances, or substance abuse.
Every year, millions of Americans are affected by mental and behavioral health conditions. According to the National Insitute of Mental Health, approximately:
One in five adults in the U.S. - 43.8 million, or 18.5% - experiences mental illness in a given year.
Let our team of professionals assist you and your family with a variety of illnesses through our outpatient and inpatient services, including, but not limited to:
- Chemical dependencies
- Mood disorders
- Emotional disturbances
- Learning disabilities
- Behavior problems
For patients experiencing these or other types of behavioral or mental health conditions, we offer four main branches of services to help you get the care you need:
Counseling services at Orange Regional Medical Center are designed for children, adolescents and adults with behavioral, emotional and mental health needs as well as substance abuse disorders.
Inpatient Behavioral Health Services
Operational 24/7, our experienced, multi-disciplinary team provides inpatient mental & behavioral health evaluations and treatment for adults (18+ years old.)
Psychiatric emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through our hospital’s Emergency Room for individuals to receive immediate care from our Psychiatric team.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Our team guides patients and their families to overcome alcohol and chemical dependency, helping to positively restore quality of life and family relationships.
Typically, the most effective approach is a combination of hands-on counseling - whether that be in the individual or group format - as well as medication. Each patient can expect to receive specialized care based on your individual needs.
The list of links below provide an excellent resource for 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
The American Psychiatric Association is a 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.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a 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.
National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine is a 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.
Orange Regional Medical Center
707 East Main Street
Middletown, NY 10940
Substance Abuse & Counseling Services
75 Crystal Run Road
Middletown, NY 10941
Substance Abuse Services:
Meet Our Team
- Cesar Rojas,
Psychiatry Department Chairman
Cesar Rojas MD earned his doctorate of Medicine and attended his residency in Neurology at Universidad Nacional Mayor De San Marcos (Peru). He also attended a residency in Psychiatry at Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center. At New York and Presbyterian Hospital-Cornell Campus he conducted his Geriatric Fellowship, Psychiatry.
- Ulrick Vieux,
Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Ulrick Vieux DO, MS is the Psychiatry Residency Program Director/ Acting Chief of the Orange Regional Behavioral and Mental Health Counseling Services. Dr. Vieux completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University, master's degree at Columbia University-College of Physicians and Surgeons and his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a family medicine residency at New York Medical College (Brooklyn-Queens campus) and psychiatry-child and adolescent psychiatry at St.Luke's and Roosevelt Hospital Center.
- Allison Sullivan,
Alison Sullivan, MD is our Child-Adolescent Director. She earned her doctorate in medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and attended a residency in Psychiatry as well as Pediatrics and her Child-Adolescent Fellowship, Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York).
- Richard Wang,
Psychiatry Inpatient Director
Richard Wang, MD is our Psychiatry Inpatient Director. Dr. Wang is Board-certified in Psychiatry. He earned his medical degress from New York University Medical School and completed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
- Nancy Famby,
Nursing Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health
- Beth Sciortino Skelly,
Outpatient Behavioral Health
- Sharon Geidel,
Behavioral Health Unit
- Manouchehr Lavian,
- Dan Giurca,
Dan Giurca, MD is our Consultation-Liaison Director. He earned his doctorate in Medicine from Carol Davila University of Medicine & Pharmacy and attended a Residency, Psychiatry at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and Child-Adolescent Fellowship, Psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center - C & A Psychiatry.
Read Dr. Giurca's authored piece entitled, Decreasing suicide risk with math
- Balveen (Biba) Singh,
Psychiatry Emergency Room Attending
Balveen Singh, DO is our Psychiatry Emergency Room Attending and Touro Clerkship Director, Psychiatry. She earned her doctorate of medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (Old Westbury) and attended an internship at St. Vincent's Midtown Hospital (New York) and a Residency, Psychiatry at Richmond University Medical Center.
- Nambi Salgunan,
- Rose Lindsay,
- Brigitte Gordon,
- Quazi S Al-Tariq, MD,