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Office of Mental Health

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

102 Rivers Edge Rd.
New York, NY 10035
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Phone: (646) 672-6767

Fax: (646) 672-6893

E-Mail: Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center

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Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center is a maximum security forensic psychiatric center located in New York City. Most patients come to Kirby through the courts under Criminal Procedure Law (CPL). Some may come through the OMH Commissioner's office via the New York State Code of Rules and Regulations (NYSCRR) regarding hospitalization of the mentally ill.


In partnership with patient’s families and the community, Kirby Forensic offers evidence-based practices in a therapeutic setting. Our goal is to deliver quality treatment– maintaining consistency in our care.

Kirby provides Psychiatric treatment in accordance with the current standards of professional care outlined by The Joint Commission (TJC). Treatment is carried out with respect for each patient's privacy and rights, in agreement with their level of functioning and need for security.


Kirby Forensic provides consultation and training at less secure mental health sites. In affiliation with several universities in New York City, we offer training to:


Kirby is located on Wards Islands in Manhattan. It is accessible by the M35 Bus. It is also accessible by car or a footbridge on the south end of the island.

Randall’s Island (just to the north) and Wards Island are known for their golf center, tennis center, and 60 athletic fields.

Area Served

Greater NYC Region

Age Group Served

18 years and older.