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Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Bon Secours Community Hospital's Behavioral Health Services

Contact Us at 845.368.5242 for Admissions for Rehabilitation and 845.376.6801 for Detox Related Information 

If you or someone you know is suffering from alcoholism, drug abuse or a mental illness, Bon Secours Community Hospital's behavioral health services can assist you in your time of need. Bon Secours Community Hospital provides psychiatric, psychological, medical and neurological care in a supportive environment.

The New Directions Program utilizes a multidisciplinary treatment team consisting of psychiatrists, nurses, case managers, social workers, and CASAC counselors.

The integrated treatment program encourages recovery of both dependence and mental illness through daily educational and therapeutic activity groups, individual and group therapy, 12-step and relapse prevention, orientation and family/collateral involvement. An understanding of how chemical dependency and mental illness are inter-related can increase a patient's chances for a sustained recovery. Competently trained staff utilize medication monitoring, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and solution-focused therapy, and 12 step-program models to reinforce the recovery process. 

The average length of stay is 4 days for detoxification and 14 days for rehabilitation. Patients must be 18 years of age or older. Most major insurance, including Medicaid and Medicare, is accepted.

For detox services, patients should come to the ER (open 24 hours/day) and for additional detox related information please call, 845.376.6801.

For admissions for rehab, call 845.368.5242

The New Directions Program is dually licensed by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) for inpatient detoxification and rehabilitation services. All of Bon Secours Community Hospital's behavioral health services are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).


Health Matters

Kim Everett, RN, Nurse Manager of Behavioral Health at WMCHealth’s Bon Secours Community Hospital and St. Anthony Community Hospital is interviewed on WTBQ Radio’s “Health Matters.” She joins Judy Battista, founder of “Warwick Cares,” a collaboration of the Villages of Warwick, Florida, Greenwood-Lake and the Town of Warwick, to address mental health and suicide prevention in our communities. The organization works with our hospitals to offer access to affordable healthcare, food, supplies and housing.

Charles Afful, MD, Director of Psychiatry, and Kimberly Everett, Nurse Manager, Behavioral Health, at St. Anthony Community Hospital and Bon Secours Community Hospital, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), discussed mental health services and substance abuse recovery on WTBQ Radio’s “Health Matters.”

Being able to recognize mental health issues can be a matter of life or death. Psychiatrist Charles Afful, MD, Tera Colavito, LCSW, Administrator, of Behavioral Health, and Karen Murphy, Director of Social Work, share insights on how to recognize and address these mental health challenges. They were interviewed as part of Mental Health Awareness Month on WTBQ Radio’s weekly talk show, “Health Matters,” sponsored by St. Anthony Community Hospital, a member of WMCHealth.