When mental health challenges arise, Oneida County Department of Mental Health is there to support you and/or your loved one along the way. Although the Department does not provide direct services, we are available to link you and/or your loved one with individualized treatment options to help reduce any adverse symptoms.
The Department advocates for change on all levels and continuously works to fight the stigma of mental illness. The Department of Mental Health serves as a mediator between the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), New York State Office of Addiction Supports and Services (OASAS), and the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).
“Share your story, ask for help, and be kind. You are not alone.”
– Emily Ofalt, Director
Director of Adult Mental Health
Adult Single Point of Access & Accountability (ASPOAA)
Oneida County Department of Mental Health operates a Single Point of Access & Accountability (SPOAA) for Adults, Children & Youth.
Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)
New York State has enacted legislation that provides for court-ordered Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) for certain individuals with severe mental illness.
The Medication Grant Program
The Medication Grant Program was developed as part of the overall Kendra's Law Package of mental health reforms.