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Office of Mental Health

Rochester Psychiatric Center
Community Services

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Outpatient Mental Health Services:
Steve Schwarzkopf Community Mental Health Center (SSCMHC)
The Steve Schwarzkopf Community Mental Health Center (SSCMHC) provides effective, innovative, evidence based treatment to underserved individuals challenged with serious and persistent mental illness.  The main goal of the SSCMHC is to reach out to individuals in the community and to create more linkages for those in recovery to provide support.  The SSCMHC provides individual and group therapy, family work, educational and skill building opportunities and wellness work, with the client being the primary focus.

Psychogeriatric Recovery Unit
The psychogeriatric recovery unit focuses on offering a continuum of mental health services to individuals 65 year of age and older discharged from Rochester Psychiatric Center.  The program provides ongoing outreach, consultative psychiatric services, intervention, medication recommendations, teaching of facility staff, behavioral health education, and support to assisted living and skilled nursing facilities within Monroe county.

Mobile Integration Team
The Mobile Integration Team is an outpatient program of RPC that consists of two sub-teams: the Housing Support Team and the Mobile Crisis Team.  The Housing Support Team works closely with integrating individuals into the community and assisting with living skills.  MIT services include assessment, support, community and program linkage.

Adult Residential Services:
The John Romano Community Residence
John Romano is a 12-bed co-ed supervised community residence. While here, residents work to build skills that will enable them to live in a more independent setting. Residents are encouraged to reconnect to the community and natural supports. It is an expectation that all residents participate in activities which will promote recovery.

Alternative Living Residence
The Alternative Living Residence is a 12   bed co-ed outpatient residential program located on the grounds of RPC.  It is designed to provide short-term (21 days) 24 hour residential support to adult mental health consumers who are experiencing situational crisis.  Individuals must be receiving mental health treatment in the community .

Elmwood Transitional Residence
The Elmwood Transitional Residence (ETR) is a State Operated Community Residence that is designed to provide rehabilitative services to outpatients who need additional assistance preparing for living in the community independently.   The residents are followed by a community outpatient program that provides psychiatric services. 

Family Care Program
 Family Care is a residential service which provides a home for individuals who are recovering from mental illness and is sponsored by OMH.  The program is designed to offer supervised and supported community living within a private family setting, allowing residents to receive support, guidance and companionship that naturally occurs in families and communities.  Each home is assigned a family care specialist which works with the family and the patient to ensure safety and compliance for all involved. 

Career Services
Rochester Psychiatric Center’s Career Services are designed to prepare individuals emotionally and socially for work while learning and improving skills.  Programs are offered at various levels to provide paid work opportunities in keeping with the individual’s ability.

For further information regarding any of these programs, please call (585) 241-1200.

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