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Ann Marie T. Sullivan, M.D., Acting Commissioner
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Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
600 East 125th Street
Wards Island, NY 10035
Phone: (646) 672-5800
Fax: (646) 672-6446
E-Mail: Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center
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About Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center (KFPC)

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, a maximum security hospital of the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), opened in 1985 and provides secure treatment and evaluation for the forensic patients and courts of New York City and Long Island. Most patients are received through the courts under Criminal Procedure Law (CPL) or through the OMH Commissioner's office via the New York State Code of Rules and Regulations (NYSCRR) regarding hospitalization of the mentally ill.

Treatment is provided in accordance with the current standards of professional care outlined by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Health Organizations (JCAHO) and is carried out with respect for each patient's privacy and rights, in agreement with his/her level of functioning and need for security. KFPC has an active staff education program as well as academic affiliations with several metropolitan area colleges and universities, to help assure quality treatment and state of the art care.

Area Served

New York City and Long Island

Age Group Served

18 years and older.