Skip to Main Content
NY.gov Portal State Agency Listing Search all of NY.gov
Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Commissioner
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Hutchings Psychiatric Center

Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: (315) 426-3600
Fax: (315) 426-3603
E-Mail: Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Driving Directions Employment Opportunities

About Hutchings Psychiatric Center

The Richard H. Hutchings Psychiatric Center is a comprehensive, community-based mental health facility providing an integrated network of inpatient and outpatient services for children and adults residing in the Central New York region. The Center is situated on a twelve building campus in the University Hill district in the heart of the Syracuse medical community. The facility is adjacent to the SUNY Upstate Medical University and is within a five-minute walk to Syracuse University, as well as the city's business district. Guided by the vision “Hutchings Psychiatric Center will develop programs and services to enable persons with psychiatric disabilities to lead successful lives in the community”, the Center has been serving Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland, Madison and Oswego counties since 1972.

Additionally, Hutchings Psychiatric Center is one of three rotation sites for the adult residency program, and the primary rotation site for the child fellowship program of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Department of Psychiatry Leaving OMH site . The Center sponsors a nationally recognized APA Leaving OMH site -accredited pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology. Finally, the facility provides a fertile training ground for the Medical University's College of Nursing, Crouse Irving Hospital College of Nursing, St. Joseph's Hospital Nursing College and the Syracuse University's Department of Social Work through annual training rotations and internship programs.

Adult Inpatient Services (ages 18-65+)

Adult Outpatient Services

Child and Adolescent Services (under age 18)

Counties Served

Psychology Internship Program

The Hutchings Psychiatric Center's Internship Program is accredited by:
American Psychological Association
Commission on Accreditation
750 First Street, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002–4242
(202) 336–5979

HPC's pre-doctoral internship in Clinical Psychology is a one year (September August) program designed to provide advanced training in the core skills of clinical psychology as they are applied in a comprehensive system of mental health services including community-based, civil commitment, and corrections settings. At the time of his/her decision to attend, each intern selects a major area of interest, either (1) HPC Adult (2) HPC Child, or (3) Forensic Sex Offender Treatment (Forensic SOTP). Interns spend the first two weeks of the training year meeting the faculty and visiting the rotation sites. The internship consists of two or more basic rotations, one of which is the pre-committed rotation (2 days/week for the full training year). Interns also select one additional year-long or two six-month rotations from a wide range patient populations and treatment settings based on our core training objectives and each intern's career plans and professional goals. Available rotation/training sites include 3 different adult inpatient units, 2 different adult outpatient clinics, a child/adolescent inpatient unit, a child/adolescent outpatient clinic, a child/adolescent day treatment program, and civil commitment and prison-based sex offender treatment programs. Our series of weekly seminars complements the rotation experiences. For more information about the Internship Program, see the attached brochurePDF Document, e-mail Brian Thomson or call (315) 462-6834.