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Office of Mental Health

Rochester Psychiatric Center (RPC)

Rochester Psychiatric Center

1111 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, New York 14620
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Phone: (585) 241-1200

Fax: (585) 241-1424

TTY: (585) 241-1982

E-Mail: Rochester Psychiatric Center

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Mission Statement:

RPC partners with people with serious mental health challenges by providing recovery oriented services in a safe environment.

Core Values:

Recipients of RPC services come first.
Respect recipients of RPC services and their right to make life choices.
Take pride in your work and RPC.
Hope: Believe that recipients of RPC services and staff can make progress.
Strive for excellence.


Philip Griffin, Masters Public Administration (M.P.A.) Executive Director: (585) 241-1593
Christopher Tidd, Clinical Director: (585) 241-1770
Amy Kheyfits,LCSW-R, Director of Operations: (585) 241-1720
Kendra Recktenwald, LCSW-R, Ph.D, Director for Quality Improvement: (585) 241-1599
Christopher Kirisits, R.N., Masters Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Chief Nursing Officer: (585) 241-1580
David Pieramico, Director for Facility Administration: (585) 241-1602

About Rochester Psychiatric Center:

Rochester Psychiatric Center provides quality individualized psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation services that promote recovery. RPC serves Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wayne and Wyoming counties offering services offering inpatient, residential and community supports to adults, residential and community support programs to adolescents and inpatient programs to forensic patients.

Age Groups Served

Adolescents: (12 to17 years of age)
Adults: (18 years of age and older)

For information about Public Notification Regarding Quality/Safety Concerns, see The Joint Commission (TJC) Notice

Visiting Hours


Adult Services Unit (ASU)

Rochester Regional Forensic Unit (RRFU)

Monday – Friday  

6:15-8:00 pm

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Weekends and Holidays

2:00 – 4:00 pm
6:15 – 8:00 pm

1:00 – 4:30 pm
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Holidays recognized by the State of New York are as follows:
New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Washington’s Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Christmas Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving
If you are unable to visit during the designated times, please work with the treatment team to coordinate an alternative time to visit. 

Extensive information for patients, families and friends is now available on this site.

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Rochester Psychiatric Center Administration.