Mental Health

This 20-bed inpatient unit provides service to clients in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and southern Erie counties and surrounding areas, available at Lake Shore Health Care Center. Behavioral health diagnostic assessment and evaluation is conducted 24 hours a day. In a caring, supportive environment, dual diagnosed individuals receive:

  • Medication stabilization and management
  • Monitoring and supervision throughout their stays
  • Family therapy with patient and family education
  • Discharge and aftercare planning.

Inpatient hospitalization involves stabilizing the crisis that led to hospitalization, providing a thorough evaluation, developing a treatment plan and coordinating care. Admissions are provided around the clock.

Referrals to the program may be made by physicians, psychologists, social workers, mental health professionals, social service agencies, family members or friends. A psychiatrist makes the final decision regarding admission.

Upon discharge, the patient, family and treatment team work together to develop an appropriate aftercare plan. This may involve a day hospital program, a community-based program or outpatient therapy.

For more information, call 716-951-7000.

For emergencies in the local area, please call 911 or your local ambulance service directly.