Northwell Health proposed constructing a new behavioral health facility, North Shore Behavioral Health Center, in Mineola, New York, to facilitate a strategic partnership for mental health services with the Minneola school district. The Mineola Board of Education received the proposal at its February 25, 2021, meeting. The projected cost to the school district is $78,000.
Northwell Health’s vision is for a continuum of school mental health services, from preventative programs for all students to medical interventions for high-risk students. Northwell Health would collaborate with the school district to provide staff training and parent education.
The proposed facility is intended to make it easier for schools and clinical professionals to jointly support students and their families by streamlining communication. The center would be staffed by a board-certified child psychiatrist, licensed mental health counselor, pediatric engagement specialist and part-time administrative support.
This was reported by The Island Now on March 10, 2021.
Contact information: Public Relations Department, Northwell Health, 2000 Marcus Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11042; 516-321-6701; Website: https://www.northwell.edu/