Psychiatry Department

The Department of Psychiatry at Brookdale Hospital and Medical Center offers many types of services and treatments for people who may be dealing with mental health or behavioral health issues. Our goal is to provide compassionate and respectful mental health care to any person in our community in need of it, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin or ability to pay.  We have social workers, counselors, psychologists and other professionals who are experts in different kinds of psychotherapy (-“individual, group and family therapy”-) and other evidence based therapies. We also have psychiatrists; doctors who can provide medication management that will ease some symptoms and make it easier to lead a full and healthy life. We ask that people who want to come in for service work with us to get better.
 
The Department of Psychiatry promises to serve all patients and offer discounted fees for patients who qualify. We promise not to deny services based on a person’s race, disability, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin or inability to pay.
 
Brookdale Hospital participates with various insurances programs. We accept most insurances including, Medicaid, Medicare, and Children’s health Insurance Program (CHIP). Our patient service coordinators can help you understand your coverage.  They will tell you whether Brookdale Hospital participates with your health plan. Please contact us before your visit to make sure that you understand what your insurance will pay for. We also offer a sliding fee scale which can be accessed through our Finance Department.

Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health Services

Chairman:  Jason Hershberger, MD

Administrator: Aurea Rivera, LCSW-R

Call: 718-240-6330

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