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Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA)

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 42-09 28th St., 18th Floor – CN23, Long Island City, NY 11101
Phone (347) 396-7205 | Fax (347) 396-8849

The Children’s Single Point of Access (CSPOA) is a centralized referral system for children with serious emotional disturbance who need intensive mental health services to remain at home or in their community
After receiving a referral request, CSPOA will conduct an assessment and interview the family and referrer to determine the child’s needs.
CSPOA refers children and adolescents to services such as:
Health Home Care Management (ages 0-21): Provides care coordination to youth with chronic behavioral and physical health needs.
Non-Medicaid Care Coordination (ages 0-21) ): Provides care coordination to youth who are diagnosed with severe emotional disturbance.
Community Residence (ages 5-17): These small therapeutic group homes provide housing and supervision from specially trained staff. Services include structured daily living activities and training in problem-solving skills. Clinical services are provided by local mental health programs.
To refer a patient to CSPOA, see the below forms and instructions available at
Updated on April 23rd, 2021