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  Tompkins County Mental Health
  201 E. Green Street
  Ithaca, NY 14850
  (607) 274-6200

Frank Kruppa
Commissioner of Mental Health

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Tompkins County Mental Health

Tompkins County Mental Health COVID19 Response

Clinic and PROS Services

To help slow the spread of the virus we are limiting the need for clients to come to the building by providing services by phone and Zoom video sessions. Crisis, medication, injection, payee, and intake services are available by phone Monday - Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Clinicians are contacting clients directly to schedule check-in, therapy, and group sessions by phone or Zoom.

Mobile Crisis Team is responding 24/7 to crisis with a COVID19 protocol in place.

Please call 607-274-6200 with any questions.

Care Management Services

The TCMHS Care Management Unit is providing Care Coordination services telephonically to all members. Care Managers will provide the following: increased telephone communication in order to assess for immediate needs, such as assistance with food or pharmacy; continue to work with member’s providers in order to link/connect our members to viable community resources that they may need; provide all necessary supports in order to help our members navigate through this difficult time.

You can reach the TCMHS Care Management Unit at 607-274-6333, if you experience an emergency that warrants Care Management intervention.

A single screening question is asked by Front Desk Staff: “Are you experiencing, or have you recently experienced any fever, cough or other symptoms which might mean that you have COVID-19?” The client’s temperature is checked with the upper limit for a negative screen being 100.4 F. If the client screens negative to both the screening question and the temperature, they may proceed with their business.

Should a client screen positive by question or temperature, a nurse will be called to speak with the client and assist them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Task Force Report:  
Review of the Tompkins County Mental Health and Public Health Leadership Models 2019

 

 

The 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. The department will provide these services through contracts with private sector agencies except where individuals, not-for-profit agencies, or other levels of government cannot or will not provide such services as well.

 

To this end we will:

Plan, develop, and fund programs and services which:

· meet current needs of our community
· are identified by our constituency as being of high priority
· build on the strengths of the person, the family, and the community

Operate a well-run organization by: 

· using a well trained workforce of employees
· providing adequate support to direct service programs
· acting as a resource and partner for other agencies
· providing services in a cost effective and efficient manner

Respond flexibly and responsibly to emerging needs and changing mandates by:

· participating in the policy making functions of all levels of government
· developing services to meet the mandates of county, state and federal government
· encouraging board, staff, and constituent dialog regarding emerging and changing needs and issues.

 

 

 

 

For 24 hour help, call the Crisisline, provided by Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service at (607) 272-1616
Any life-threatening emergency should be resolved by calling 911