Community Based, Culturally Competent, Rapid Access

BHNYC member agencies provide rapid access to treatment

Behavioral Health New York City (BHNYC) IPA is a community-focused behavioral health network whose members operate mental health and substance use clinics and substance use residential services. BHNYC member agencies share a history of offering rapid access to behavioral health services that are embedded in the community and delivered by culturally competent and linguistically diverse clinicians.

In 2018, several members of the Federation of Mental Health Services came together to form the BHNYC IPA, through the New York State Behavioral Health Care Collaborative Program. These founding members built upon the work they had already accomplished to assure that the unique voice of local, community-based providers would continue to be recognized.

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Of Interest

Queens County Neuropsychiatric Institutes Joins Bleuler Psychotherapy Center

[Queens, NY] – One of BHNYC IPA’s owner member agencies, Bleuler Psychotherapy Center, Inc. (BPC), is pleased to announce that they have united with the Queens County Neuropsychiatric Institute (QCNI) and as of May 18, 2023, QCNI will now formally be known as QCNI-Bleuler Jackson Heights.

“BPC is confident that the legacy of QCNI will continue amid a renewed focus on enhancing the patient experience, as support and infrastructure are modernized at the Jackson Heights location.” said Dr. Steven Helfand Executive Director of BPC, adding “BPC is excited and pleased to welcome both existing QCNI staff and patients into our BPC family.”


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The following organizations currently comprise the BHNYC network:

Owner Members

BHNYC successfully engaged 52% of clients who initiated substance use treatment (vs. the NYS average of 24%) [PSYCKES, May 2023]

Referral Management System

BHNYC is transitioning referral management systems. More details to be announced soon!


In the interim, please refer to our agency listing on the ‘Network’ page.

BHNYC treated 82% of clients within 7 days of discharge from inpatient mental health settings (vs. the NYS average of 57%) [PSYCKES, May 2023]

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