The St. Lawrence County Community Services Board in New York approved a proposal by Citizen Advocates LLC to open a behavioral health urgent care center in Ogdensburg. The center will provide 24/7 urgent care for mental health and addiction disorder, and will help consumers connect to services to provide support such as counseling, housing, transportation services, or employment training. Citizen Advocates anticipates opening the center by the end of 2021.
The treatment team at the center will include a supervising physician, advance practice clinical professionals, registered nurses, therapists, targeted case managers, peer specialists, and consumer support. The case managers will connect consumers with additional community-based services. The peer specialists are specially trained counselors who often have lived experience with a mental health or addiction diagnosis, or both.
Citizen Advocates LLC was founded in 1975 to provide work programs for individuals with a need for developmental and behavioral health support. Its services have expanded to include developmental disability, mental health and addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The organization now serves 6,500 individuals annually in Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, and St. Lawrence counties in New York. Citizen Advocates also operates a behavioral health urgent care center in Malone, New York.
This was reported by Citizens Advocates on February 16, 2021.
Contact information: Joe Riccio, Director, Communications & Government Affairs, Citizen Advocates LLC, 125 Finney Blvd., Malone, New York 12953; 518-651-2760; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: https://citizenadvocates.net/contact-us/
Contact information: Board of Legislators, St. Lawrence County Community Services Board, 48 Court Street, Canton, New York 13617; 315-379-2276; Fax: 315-379-2463; Website: https://www.stlawco.org/Departments/BoardOfLegislators/BoardsCommitteesCouncils/ListOfAdvisoryBoards/CommunityServicesBoard