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Mental Health Services

 In crisis? Call or text  9-8-8  If there is imminent danger to anyone, dial 9-1-1. Additional contacts.

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Creek side of the mental health buildingThe mission of the Tompkins County Mental Health Services Department is to meet the needs of the residents of Tompkins County in the areas of mental health, developmental disabilities, and chemical dependency by providing prevention and early detection, comprehensively planned care, treatment, and rehabilitation services. 


Job Openings at Mental Health Services:
  • Medical Director. Apply Today.
  • Licensed Clinical Therapists (2 openings). Apply Today.
  • Open seats on the Community Health Services Board. Individuals who want to become involved in mental and behavioral health issues impacting our community are encouraged to apply. More about applying for the CSB is here.
  • More Whole Health job openings.

Mental Health Clinic

Walk-in Same Day Intake Appointments through Open Access

Are you experiencing problems with mental health and want to get help now? Come during Open Access hours to begin treatment as soon as you walk in our building located at 201 East Green Street in Ithaca.  Call 607-274-6200.

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Adult Therapy

Adult therapy is offered using a variety of evidence-based practice therapies specifically designed to address treatment needs through individual, couples, family, and group modalities. 

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Children & Youth Therapy 

Our clinicians provide treatment for youth and families that may be affected by mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, or trauma.

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Forensic Services

Forensic services are mental health services available for justice-involved individuals, including SOAR and EMERGE.

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Psychiatric Services, Medication Therapy and Long Acting Injectables

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Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)

A comprehensive recovery-oriented program for adult individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. For ages 18 years and older.

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Emergency Services

EMERGENCY AND CRISIS CONTACTS FOR 24-HOUR HELP if you or someone you know feels the need to speak with a mental health professional:

  • For life-threatening emergencies, dial 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, DIAL 988 (1-800-273-8255)
  • Crisis Text Line, text HOME to 741-741. 
  • Ithaca’s Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service hotline, 1-607-272-1616
  • Veterans Crisis Line, for Veterans and their loved ones,  DIAL 988 (1-800-273-8255) and Press 1, or text 838255
    Visit for online chat and more.