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 www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/providers/resources/mental-illness-single-point-of-access.page#cspoa
Updated on April 23rd, 2021