Richard Krugley, M.D.
The Department of Psychiatry at St. John's Episcopal Hospital provides the community with comprehensive psychiatric and mental health care services. A wide range of inpatient and outpatient programs are available to support both short- and long-term needs of adults, children and families in Queens and Nassau County.
For admitted psychiatric patients, there are two dedicated inpatient units, each with a chief and a dedicated psychiatrist, and an ancillary staff of nurses, social workers and psychologists.
- 18 beds are provided on a general psychiatric adult unit.
- 25 beds are offered primarily for geriatric patients. As one of the few such unique psychiatric services in New York State, this unit helps support the many long-term care facilities in the community.
The department also provides psychiatric consultation to the general hospital on a 24/7 basis.
Outpatient Psychiatric Services
The Department of Psychiatric Services at St. John's Episcopal Hospital has an active outreach program including:
- Community Mental Health Center (CMHC), a large outpatient mental health clinic located in Far Rockaway and providing evaluation and treatment services for adults and children.
- Two satellite mental health clinics of CMHC serving nearby adult homes.
- Continuing Day Treatment (CDT) program for chronically mentally ill adults age 18 and older, which provides psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery services, including individual and group therapy, medication management, skills building, pre-vocational and behavioral groups. The program's goal is to get patients back into the community and functioning independently.
- Several programs serving seriously emotionally disturbed children, adolescents and their families including:
- Home-Based Crisis Intervention Program, which is an intensive, in-home, short-term treatment program for children ages 5 to 18 to prevent psychiatric hospitalization.
- Blended-Case Management Program, which is a combination of intensive and supportive case management for children ages 5 to 17. It utilizes a team-based approach and links children and families to relevant services in the community.
- Family Resource Center, which serves all of southeast Queens, including the Rockaway peninsula, and provides advocacy and assistance to families with children up to age 24 who have a mental health diagnosis or behavioral problem. Its family advocates also arrange referrals to a broad range of services with the goal of preventing hospitalization.
Emergency Psychiatric Services
Psychiatric services are available 24/7 in the Emergency Department. These include psychiatric and medical evaluations and social services support.
For more information on Psychiatry at St. John's Episcopal Hospital, call 718-869-7248. To find a psychiatrist affiliated with St. Johns, visit www.ehs.org.