Ulster County Department of Mental Health

Ulster County Department of Mental Health

The Ulster County Department of Mental Health (UCDMH) is designated under New York State Mental Hygiene Law as the oversight body for publicly funded services to mentally ill, chemically dependent and developmentally disabled persons. In addition, the department is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health to provide outpatient mental health treatment services for children, families and adults. The mission of the department's clinical service is to promote hope, recovery, and healthy development for people with mental health and substance abuse problems so that they may achieve the best quality of life possible. The department also contracts with not-for-profit agencies for the provision of a variety of other mental health, drug and alcohol services, as well as services for the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled.

UCMHD specializes in the provision of a comprehensive range of services for at-risk populations, including seriously mentally ill adults, seriously emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, young adults and adults with co-occurring disorders.  Services are provided to individuals mandated into treatment by the courts. Due to financial support from the State and County, the department is able to accept virtually all methods of payment. Reasonable out-of-pocket fees are based on the individual's or family's ability to pay.

A comprehensive array of individual, group, and family therapy and intensive group services are provided at the Kingston Clinic. Regional satellite clinics are located in Highland and Ellenville, and a treatment unit for at-risk children is located at the Ulster County Department of Social Services in Kingston .  Special groups are available.  Care coordination services are provided in accordance with the needs of the client. The department interfaces with town courts and the Kingston City Court for the purpose of assisting persons to gain prompt access to services.

Method of Payment:  UCMHD accepts Medicaid, Medicare, private third party insurance and out of pocket payments on a sliding scale fee basis, in accordance with one's ability to pay.

Satellite Offices

Highland Clinic
560 Route 299 East
Highland, NY 12528
Phone: 845-883-9747
Fax: 845-883-9751
Hours: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Mon, Thurs and Fri
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tues
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Wed

Ellenville Clinic

Trudy Resnick Farber Center
50 Center Street
Ellenville, NY 12428
Phone: 845-647-3266
Fax: 845-647-1103
Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Mon, Wed & Fri
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tues
9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Thurs


239 Golden Hill Lane
Kingston, NY, 12401

Fax: 845-340-4094

Hours of Service:

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM Mon & Wed; 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tues & Thurs and 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM Fri