How do I know if I need
services from a Mental Health agency?
If you are feeling upset
over an emotional, relational, behavioral, stressful or other
similar problem and this problem is interfering with your every day
life. Feel free to call the agency for a consultation concerning
your options. We offer an initial screening visit, so you do not
have to determine on your own whether you need mental health
services or not.
How do I make an initial
At DCMHC, we try to make
this a simple and easy process. The initial appointment can be
scheduled by calling 607-832-5888 (for Adults) or 607-832-5889 (for
Children). Ask to schedule a screening visit. You
will be guided through the rest of the process.
Is Mental Health services
expensive? Will my insurance pay for it?
We accept most insurance
carriers including Medicare and Medicaid. We also have a sliding
scale fee for those who do not have any health insurance. This type
of system allows mental health treatment to be available to all who
need it regardless of their insurance or financial situation.
Isnít the mental health
clinic only for the severely mentally ill?
Not at all, DCMHC has a wide
range of services for most types of mental health issues. There are
services available for the individual and whole family.
Does going to mental
health mean that I have to take medication?
While medication therapy is
an important component of many peopleís treatment, medication is not
always necessary to deal with mental health problems. If medication
therapy is suggested to an individual, it is always his or her
choice to participate in this treatment.