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The Mental Health Clinic provides services to all those who live, work, or go to school in Tompkins County. The clinical treatment team works with each client to develop their own plan to address their needs and uses evidence-based treatment methods to help them achieve their goals. Treatment may include individual, couples, family or group therapy modalities as well as medication support.

The clinical team includes Licensed Clinical Therapists, Registered Professional Nurses, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and Psychiatrists. Specific services include evidence-based psychotherapies for adults, children, and forensic services. Services are available on a walk-in basis to provide Comprehensive Assessments for individuals to determine mental health treatment needs and subsequent admission into Clinic services.  

ဟဲနုာ်လီၤတနံၤဃီတၢ်ဟ့ၣ်လီၤတၢ်သ့ၣ်နံၤဖးသီခီဖျိ 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.  No appointment is needed.  

Please call our main office for current Walk in Same Day Open Access Hours at 607-274-6200.

Anyone who lives or works in Tompkins County is welcome to walk in, complete the intake packet, and have their initial appointment that day. Appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis. If intake slots are filled when you arrive, you will be invited to return the next day that works for you.

If you are unable to attend during these hours, please call 607-274-6200 and ask to speak with our intake coordinator, Melissa Kilanowski about scheduling a time.  



Services are provided by highly qualified licensed clinical therapists, registered nurses, licensed psychiatric nurse practitioners or licensed psychiatrists based on treatment needs. A treatment plan is developed with you to identify the goals you want to focus on after admission.  


ပကသံၣ်သရၣ်တဖၣ်ဟ့ၣ်၀ဲဒၣ်တၢ်ကူစါလၢသးစၢ်ဒီးဟံၣ်ဖိဃီဖိတဖၣ်လၢအဘၣ်ဒိဘၣ်ထံးဒီးသးတၢ်ဆိကမိၣ်ဆိကမးအတၢ်အိၣ်ဆူၣ်အိၣ်ချ့အတၢ်အိၣ်သးတဖၣ်လၢအမ့ၢ်တၢ်ဒ်သိးတၢ်သးသဟီၣ်လီၤ,တၢ်သူၣ်ကိၢ်သးဂီၤ,OCD, မ့တမ့ၢ်တၢ်ပျံၤတီၢ်တၢ်အတၢ်ဂ့ၢ်ကီတဖၣ်အဂီၢ်န့ၣ်လီၤ.

  • Services are available for anyone 25 years old and under.
  • မၤန့ၢ်သ့ၣ်နံၤဖးသီတၢ်ဆၢကတီၢ်တခါခီဖျိလီတဲစိမ့တမ့ၢ်ဟဲနုာ်လီၤဖဲပအိးထီၣ်တၢ်ဟဲနုာ်လီၤသ့အနၣ်ရံၣ်တဖၣ်အခါန့ၣ်တက့ၢ်.
  • Partnerships with schools allows care to be provided at many local schools. Currently services are offered at the follow locations:
    • Groton Schools
    • Dryden Schools
    • Trumansburg Schools
    • Newfield Schools
    • Boynton Middle School
    • Ithaca High School


Additional Services of the Mental Health Clinic


Forensic services are mental health services available for justice-involved individuals.

  • SOAR: Sex Offender Accountability and Responsibility is an intensive group-based treatment program for court mandated registered sex offenders.
  • EMERGE is a domestic violence psycho-education program for individuals who have been court referred.


Licensed Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners perform evaluations and ongoing medication management.


Medication Therapy is provided to clients who are prescribed medication and receive additional treatment support by a registered nurse. 

Long Acting Injectables

Long acting injectables and Clozaril are offered to clients with a severe mental illness. A long-acting injectable is an injection of medication for those who need help managing their medication.