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Coordinated, comprehensive psychiatric care
The Department of Psychiatry of Staten Island University Hospital offers comprehensive services in psychiatric care. Our multidisciplinary team works with primary care physicians and other health professionals for the most effective treatment plan possible.

Overview

The Department of Psychiatry of Staten Island University Hospital is a fully comprehensive service addressing the needs of patients requiring psychiatric care.

Staffed by an accredited team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, activity therapists—working with primary care physicians and allied health professionals—the Department offers sophisticated multidisciplinary care wherever and whenever it is needed.

Our team is on hand to offer exceptional care in our inpatient units, highly specialized geriatric program, adult and child adolescent outpatient clinics, partial day hospital program, 24 hour emergency service, substance abuse facilities, and HIV program.

Our programs

Adult inpatient service

The Adult Inpatient Service comprises two units with 64 beds providing care to patients 18 years and older in need of intensive inpatient evaluation and treatment. Typical diagnostic categories include mood disorders, schizophrenia, personality and obsessive compulsive, as well as anyone in a severe crisis situation.

Our staff includes psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and therapists, all of whom are certified in their fields and experienced in acutely ill psychiatric patients. Modalities of treatment include medication management, individual and group therapy, psychoeducation and activity therapy.

Admission is either scheduled or on an emergency basis following evaluation by a psychiatrist who is on site 24 hours a day. Medicare/Medicaid and most private/managed insurances are accepted.

The geriatric psychiatry program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for our elderly population, taking every aspect of care into account. Because psychiatric illness in this age group often combines with medical and social problems, we have developed a skilled team of medical professionals including psychiatrists, internists, medical and surgical subspecialists, geriatric nurses, social workers, and activity therapists who are well trained with every facet of care.

Not only do we have the staff to evaluate and treat the full range of geriatric patients, but we have the capability of arranging that care wherever it is needed: in our inpatient unit, outpatient clinics, partial hospital program, or 24 hour emergency department.

NORTH 
777 Seaview Avenue 
Building No. 10 
Staten Island, NY 10305 

SOUTH 
375 Seguine Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10309 

Admission: (718) 226-2473

Kim Savettiere, RN 
Inpatient Psychiatry Admission Manager 

Outpatient services

Our outpatient services provide psychiatric assessment, treatment and/or referrals for individuals 16 years of age and older who seek assistance with psychiatric illness. Initial evaluations and direct services are provided by a multidisciplinary team that includes social workers, psychiatrists and other ancillary mental health personnel.

Modalities of treatment include individual and group therapy and pharmacology. Patients who present with a primary problem of substance abuse will be referred to our Substance Abuse division for further assessment and evaluation.

Hours of operation for the North site are: Monday/Wednesday 8:30am-7pm. Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 8:30am-5pm. South site: Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9am-5pm. Tuesday/Thursday 9am-7pm.

Medicare/Medicaid and most third party insurances are accepted. In situations where individuals have no insurance coverage, payment is adjusted to a sliding scale.

Swarna Mani, MD 
Medical Director North 

Roberto Paranal, MD 
Medical Director South

NORTH 
450 Seaview Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10305 
(718) 226-8910 

SOUTH 
392 Seguine Avenue 
Staten Island, NY 10309 
(718) 226-2274 

Partial Hospital Program

Partial hospitalization is an innovative program for people who need intensive, long term mental health intervention, either as an alternative to inpatient care or as a more intensive level of outpatient treatment. The Partial Hospital Program assists in formulating goals and initiating steps aimed at independent maintenance in the community.

This program is available to men and women 18 years or older who are experiencing a mental health problem. The client should be willing to participate in a day program Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 2:30pm.

Staffing consists of psychiatrists, nurses, social workers and activity therapists utilizing individual and group psychotherapy medication management and therapy as treatment modalities following a comprehensive assessment. Medical and nutritional services are included. 

Contact April Gungor, LCSW, manager of the Partial Hospital Program at (718) 226-6552 for additional information or to make a referral. Medicare/Medicaid and most private/managed care insurances are accepted.

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Emergency services

An on-site psychiatrist is available at all times at our North and South divisions in the medical emergency room. No appointment is necessary.

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Consultation/liaison services

Psychiatric consultation is available to any patient (adult, child or adolescent) being treated through any of our medical or surgical services, either inpatient or outpatient. For more information, call Robert Walter, MD, at (718) 226-6261.

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Substance abuse services

The Division of Substance Abuse provides comprehensive care for inpatient (detoxification and rehabilitation), outpatient, methadone maintenance and drug-free services. 

HIV services

The HIV Mental Health division provides a full range of services for patients and families affected by HIV, including assessment, psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, and play therapy for children. For more information, call (718) 226-3801.

Leadership

  • Joanne Pietro, RN, Associated Vice President of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science

Timothy Bernard Sullivan, MD

Department Chairman - Chairman of Psychiatry of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Staten Island University Hospital

Specialties: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry
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