Psychiatry Services are available to those individuals attending Day Services at Arc Herkimer or residing in an Arc Herkimer residence. These services are delivered by a Psychiatric Provider, and one must also have a developmental disability and be determined eligible for OPWDD (New York State Office for Persons with a Developmental Disability) services. The psychiatry clinic is provided once a month by referral and appointment only. There are no fees or Medicaid eligibility requirements.
Arc Herkimer Day Habilitation and Residential Services (including the free-standing Respitality House) staff members work closely with Nursing Services, which oversees the medical needs and service of the people supported. Arc Herkimer ensures that all individuals supported have access to required medical, psychiatric, physical therapy, and other specialty services to maintain their health and well-being. Staff is trained in CPR, first aid, seizures, infection control, and signs and symptoms of illnesses. Additionally, they are trained and certified in a state approved curriculum to administer medications, including controlled substances.
The Arc of Madison Cortland Article 16 Clinic supports individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities of all ages who attend a certified day program, live in a certified residence, live at home, or are independent in the community. Services include: Dietetics/Nutrition, Nursing Services, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Psychiatric Services, Behavioral Counseling, Physical Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling, Social Work, and Speech Pathology
One-time assessments available include OPWDD eligibility testing, psychological evaluations, sexuality assessments, swallowing evaluations, guardianship assessments, money management assessments, sensory assessments, adaptive equipment assessments and justifications, wheelchair assessments, and vocational assessments. For referrals and questions about Article 16 Clinical Services, please call the Treatment Coordinator at The Arc Madison Cortland at (315) 363-9281.