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Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

Telemental health services are available for established patients. Call 315.482.1277 for more information.

River Community Wellness Program offers Child and Adolescent Outpatient Mental Health Services, to include medication management and verbal therapy. River Community Wellness Program is committed to providing high quality mental health assessment and treatment to children, adolescents and those who care for them in our community.

Our services are designed to meet the needs of families from diverse backgrounds who may benefit from outpatient assessment and treatment. Children and teens sometimes need help adjusting to life stressors. Oftentimes children and teens are not able to tell us what is wrong, but they show us something is wrong through their behaviors. 

Warning signs include (not limited to):

  • Difficulties at school (with teachers, friends, or school work)
  • Sudden changes in mood and/or behavior
  • Physical complaints, like frequent headaches or stomach aches, with no apparent physical cause
  • Difficulties sleeping, eating, or going to the bathroom
  • Sleeping too much
  • Irritability, explosive anger, uncontrollable “temper tantrums”
  • Sad, scary, or concerning dreams, nightmares, thoughts, or fantasies
  • Substance use
  • Self-harm or suicidal thoughts
  • Harming others and/or animals

If your child is experiencing any of these warning signs, they may benefit from services at River Community Wellness Program.

We diagnose and treat children and adolescents, ages 5 to 17, with a variety of problems including depression, anxiety, attention deficits and other mental health concerns. Services are offered to children, adolescents, and their families experiencing stress due to a medical illness, change in family situations, or other difficult life events.

Telepsychiatry services provided by Upstate Medical University.

To make a referral or for more information please contact River Community Wellness Program at 315.482.1277. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:00pm. 

Adult Behavioral Health Services

Telemental health services are available for established patients. Call 315.482.1277 for more information.

The River Community Wellness Program offers outpatient mental health services for adults in our community (ages 18 and over) to include medication management and verbal therapy.   Verbal therapy (also called individual therapy, counseling, or psychotherapy) involves therapists working collaboratively with clients to better understand their current life stressors, identify goals, and to become the best versions of themselves.

Our staff includes licensed therapists and prescribers who have specific education and training in mental health services related (but not limited) to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment to life stressors
  • Posttraumatic stress

River Community Wellness Program (RCWP) offers:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Couple’s Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Call (315) 482-1277 for more information. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:00pm. 

School Based Behavorial Health Services

Located within Alexandria Central School, the school-based clinic aims to eliminate barriers that prevent children and families from seeking mental health care by providing services on-site in the school and collaborating with educational professionals who spend extended time with students on a daily basis.

The school-based clinic treats children ages 4-17 and adults ages 18 and up.

For more information on how to access these services, call 315.482.1277.

Accessible by boat and car, we pride ourselves on delivering high quality inpatient care, emergency services and outpatient services for routine and diagnostic testing. River Family Health Center offers a variety of primary care services, on premise, for the entire family. Our Ambulatory Surgical Unit offers same day surgery on an outpatient basis for a number of specialties. River Hospital Convenient Care offers same day non-emergency appointments

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4 Fuller Street
Alexandria Bay, NY

315-482-2511