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Psychotherapy for Depression and Anxiety (Depression Care Social Worker)

To make an appointment with a IMA Depression Care Therapist:

  1. Please call Lucy Mercado at (212) 824-2344 (ext 5-2344) to give patient an appointment in-hand. If you cannot reach Ms. Mercado by phone, patient can wait to be outreached, or patient can make IMA Eval appointment at front desk.

  2. Please enter consult for “IMA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH”

Purpose: structured, short-term (~6-12 sessions) psychotherapy with a Depression Care Social Worker focusing on depression and/or anxiety

*Please note: Patient must have a PHQ-9>9 AND a Medicaid or Medicare plan, not be in stable psychiatric care elsewhere, and not have a concomitant unstable substance use disorder. If they do not meet these criteria, please see "Alternative Mental Health Options" below

IMA Eval

  1. Appointments can be made at the front desk.

  2. Please enter consult for “IMA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH”

Purpose: PGY-2 clinic to focus on diagnosis of common mental health conditions and medication initiation and titration primarily for depression and generalized anxiety disorder. Any type of insurance that is taken at IMA. *Appointments can be made at the front desk.

IMA Psychiatrist

Please enter consult for “IMA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH” and include reason for referral. Referrals will be reviewed weekly and plan communicated back to PCP.

Purpose: Consultative visit(s) with a psychiatrist at IMA. Common reasons for referral may include: bipolar disorder, complex PTSD, ADHD, confirming patient's psychiatric medication regimen. If for depression/anxiety please refer to IMA Eval as above. Patients will be seen by psychiatrist until stable and then PCP will be asked to continue refilling recommended medications. If subsequent change in symptoms, patient can be referred back to the IMA psychiatrist.

IMA Behavioral Health Team

Administrative Coordinator

Depression Care Social Workers

IMA Psychiatrists

  • Dr. Sharat Iyer
  • Dr. Zorica Filipovic-Jewell

Program Director

  • Dr. Katherine Small

PCP Champion

  • Dr. Kenneth Fifer

Alternative Mental Health Options

To explore alternative referral options for this patient one may:

  • call or visit 1888-NYC-well (1-888-692-9355) NYCwell.cityofnewyork.us/en

  • visit www.hitesite.org or psychologytoday.org

  • Institute for Family Health, Center for Counseling and Family Health Center of Harlem 1824 Madison Avenue 2nd Floor New York, NY 10035 (Ph.) 212-423-4200 , (Fax) 646-770-8401 Center for Counseling of Harlem hours: Monday- Friday: 8:30am-8pm Saturday-Sunday: 9am-5pm Walk-Ins receive same or next day appointment

  • MSH Outpatient Adult Psychiatric Clinic Diagnostic Evaluations, Medication Management, Individual and Group Psychotherapy; Clozapine Clinic 20 East 106th Street, 9th Floor Or 1160 5th Ave New York, NY (bet. 5th and Madison Ave) http://www.mountsinai.org/patient?care/serviceareas/ psychiatry/areas?of?care/ambulatory?psychiatry?services General information, intake, and referrals: (212) 241- 5947, Julia Siegel Julia.siegel@mountsinai.org

  • MSH Partial Hospital Program Short term (2-6 weeks) intensive treatment (4-5 days per week) to prevent psychiatric hospitalization or to step down from psychiatric hospitalization 20 East 106th Street, 9th Floor New York, NY (bet. 5th and Madison Ave) http://www.mountsinai.org/patient?care/serviceareas/ psychiatry/areas?of?care/partial?hospital?program For Referrals Contact: Brittany Masi MHC Phone: 212 241-3170 Fax: 212-426-5107 Email: phpreferrals@mountsinai.org

  • Mount Sinai St. Luke's Outpatient Adult Psychiatry Diagnostic Evaluations, Medication Management, Individual and Group Psychotherapy; Clozapine Clinic; First Onset Psychosis services 411 West 114th Street, 3rd & 5th Floor New York, NY (off Amsterdam Ave.) http://www.stlukeshospitalnyc.org/Adult_Mental_Health.aspx If you are seeking services for yourself, a friend, or family member, please contact the Access Center at (212) 523-8080. If you are a mental health provider from the Mount Sinai Health System, please call (212) 523-5384

  • The Center for Intensive Treatment of Personality Disorders (CITPD) Short term DBT-based intensive group therapy 1000 10th Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY (bet. 58th & 59th St) http://www.roosevelthospitalnyc.org/Services/Psychiatry/CITPD/ To arrange for treatment at CITPD, patients, families and providers can call the Comprehensive Assessment Center at 212-523-8080 to schedule an evaluation.

  • Union Settlement 2089 3rd Ave (at 114th St) NY, NY 10029 212-828-6144 (Intake Coordinator)

  • Upper Manhattan Mental Health Center 212-694-9200 Located on Amsterdam between 145th and 146th For substance use must request Chemical Dependence Program

  • Metropolitan Hospital 1900 2nd Ave 1st Floor New York, NY 10029 212-423-6645 Mon-Fri: Clients seeking individual treatment who are not being referred by an inpatient unit or clinician must walk-in for their initial appointment and arrive by 7:45 am

  • Student Trainee Mental Health - for Sinai students (medical and graduate), residents and fellows only. Takes most insurances. Call 212-659-8805 for an intake or email stmh@mssm.edu

  • IMA SW Triage: assistance in identifying resources and making appointments for mental health and substance use. Triage Walk-in hours on Mondays-Fridays 9am-4pm. Have patient register at your primary care firm front desk to see Social Work during walk in hours.

Alternative Substance Use Disorder Options

IMA REACH Program Email: # REACH

IMA SW Triage: Please refer to IMA Triage social worker for assistance in identifying resources and making appointments for mental health and substance use. Triage Walk-in hours on Mondays-Fridays 9am-4pm. Have patient register at your primary care firm front desk to see Social Work during walk in hours.

  • Mount Sinai West Addiction Institute of NY. 429 West 58th Street NY NY 10019, Contact: Mr. Stephen Torre. 212-523-8009.(Alcohol, Tx: Methadone/Suboxone, Stimulants, Sedatives, Cannabis)

  • Mount Sinai Beth Israel OTP. 429 2nd Avenue, NY, NY 10010, Contact: Georgina Spence-Hardy: 212-726-6800 (Opioid Tx: Methadone/Suboxone, Alcohol and benzodiazepine treatment)

  • Lower Eastside Service Center, Inc. (LESC) Outreach Coordinator: Dennis Murphy @ 917-217-3771 Opioid Treatment Program (outpatient): Contact: Jaime Holder@ cell 347-723-0859 or @ office 212-343-3584 46 East Broadway, NY, NY 10002 and 62 East Broadway, NY, NY 10002, Outpatient Treatment: Contact: Theresa Pension @ 212-343-3522 46 East Broadway, NY, NY 10002, Residential Treatment:Contact: Sabrina Mangual @ office 212-566-7590 or cell 347-538-2632 7 Gouvernuer Slip East, NY, NY 10002;

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