Albany County Dept of Mental Health
Last updated on Oct 10, 2021
  • County or local government funds
  • Community Services Block Grant
  • Federal Grants
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • Other State Funds
  • State Financed Health Insurance plan
  • State mental health agency

Contact Info

260 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY - 12202

T (518) 447-4555



County or Local Government Funds

Counties are often responsible for backing services like schools and hospitals. Albany County Dept of Mental Health receives funding from either the county or another local government. This means that mental health services for local residents might be offered for free or at a reduced rate. Call to find out.

Community Services Block Grant

The US Department of Health and Human Services offers funds in the form of Community Services Block Grants to all states. The purpose of these funds is to reduce poverty by helping low-income individuals and families find work, access education, obtain housing, and improve their health. Albany County Dept of Mental Health is a recipient of this grant. You may qualify for assistance provided you meet low-income eligibility requirements but you must apply by contacting the following office:

Division of Community Services - New York State Department of State
Matthew Tebo ( Deputy Secretary of State )
99 Washington Avenue, 1020 One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY - 12231-0001
Phone: 518-474-5741
Fax: 518-486-4663
matthew.tebo@dos.ny.gov
https://www.dos.ny.gov/dcs/index.htm
Division of Community Services - New York State Department of State
Manuel Rosa ( Director )
99 Washington Avenue, 1020 One Commerce Plaza
Albany, NY - 12231-0001
Phone: 518-474-5741
Fax: 518-486-4663
manuel.rosa@dos.ny.gov
https://www.dos.ny.gov/dcs/index.htm

Federal Grants

Albany County Dept of Mental Health receives federal grants destined for mental health services. This means that Albany County Dept of Mental Health either recieved money to obtain certification or training for its employees or it has recieved money to offer services such as suicide prevention, telehealth programs, or other behavioral initiatives.

Medicare

Albany County Dept of Mental Health accepts Medicare, a federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older and people with disabilities.

Medicare covers a wide range of mental health services.

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient mental health care services you get in a hospital. Part A covers your room, meals, nursing care, and other related services and supplies.

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) helps cover mental health services that you would generally get outside of a hospital, including visits with a psychiatrist or other doctor, visits with a clinical psychologist or clinical social worker, and lab tests ordered by your doctor.

Medicare Part D (Prescription Drug ) helps cover drugs you may need to treat a mental health condition. Each Part D plan has its own list of covered drugs, known as formulary. Learn more about which plans cover various drugs.

If you get your Medicare benefits through a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) or other Medicare health plan, check your plan’s membership materials or call the plan for details about how to get your mental health benefits.

Medicaid

All state Medicaid programs provide some mental health services. Albany County Dept of Mental Health accepts Medicaid, a joint federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with low incomes and limited resources. Medicaid programs vary from state to state.

Other State funds

Albany County Dept of Mental Health recieves funding from the state of New York other than traditional funding like Medicare, Medicaid, or Community Services Block grants. This means that it likely that these subsidies will translate to affordable or free mental health services to you. Call Albany County Dept of Mental Health to find out.

State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

Albany County Dept of Mental Health receives State-financed health insurance plan other than Medicaid

State mental health agency (or equivalent) funds

Albany County Dept of Mental Health Funds designed to finance the cost of treatment for mental health conditions.

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