New Urgent Care Centers
for Mental Health,
Excerpts from Times Herald-Record
Two mental health and substance use urgent care centers have opened. These walk-in clinics are open to adults and children.
| Access: Supports for Living
|Locations: 16-24 Union Street, Middletown
| 21-23 Grand Street, Newburgh
| Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
| Saturday-Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Psychiatrists, licensed therapists, registered nurses, peers, care managers are available on site.
After checking into the Access urgent care center, the patient will go to the "living room", a place for the patient to chat with a counselor. Then a nurse will assess the patient to be sure there are no underlying medical issues. Following the health exam, the patient will meet with a therapist, with their family and support system if they wish.
On a case-by-case basis, a care manager can assist with resources such as financial struggles, food insecurity or housing issues.
A patient will schedule, if neccesary, follow-up treatment either with Access or with other partner psychiatric treatment.
Insurers will be billed directly for those who have insurance. However, due to a $4 million federal grant, for the next 2 years, out of pocket costs of patients who require treatment but are uninsured, will be covered.