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Office of Mental Health

Information for Adults

Information for New Yorkers Using or Considering Mental Health Services

Services are available to help individuals live full and satisfying lives in their communities. The information in this section is offered to help individuals, friends and families make decisions about using mental health and other services available in your community.

Spotlight on Mental Health
OMH recognizes the unique issues surrounding mental health and invite you to learn more.

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HIPAA Information for People Using Mental Health ServicesLeaving OMH site
Learn your rights under HIPAA, how your information may be used or shared, and how to file a complaint if you think your rights were violated.

Kendra's Law
New York State legislation provides for court-ordered assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) for certain people with mental illness who, in view of their treatment history and present circumstances, are unlikely to survive safely in the community without supervision.

Medicare Part D
A quick reference guide for Medicare’s prescription drug benefit.

MyCHOIS is an application for people receiving behavioral health services. The app promotes health literacy, personal empowerment, and better doctor-patient communication.

Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS)
PROS integrates rehabilitation, treatment, and support services for people with serious mental illness.

Rights of Inpatients in New York State Office of Mental Health Psychiatric Centers | Español

Rights of Outpatients in New York State Office of Mental Health Psychiatric Centers | Español