Dunkirk — There is a new behavioral medicine clinic at 60 Franklin Street in Dunkirk.
The Chautauqua County Department of Mental Health held a clinic open house last week. This will replace what was in office building space rented by Chautauqua County at Third Street and Central Avenue.
The clinic moved on June 3, said Deb Maggio, the department’s communications and development manager. There was no service interruption, she said.
“Our team designed the new facility with the community and staff in mind.” Clinic director Tammy Coleman said. “We are so excited to see the results of our community working together as a whole team to realize our vision and provide the best care possible. is to uphold CCDMH’s mission of providing timely, high-quality, and accessible care, and we are now doing so at our state-of-the-art facility.”
The clinic is designated as an accredited community behavioral health clinic. This is a status granted by the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is supposed to ensure nationally standardized best practices, data collection, and monitoring of specific performance her markers, with the goal of producing positive outcomes for the patient.
The clinic offers mental health and addiction services including counseling, relapse prevention, referrals, group therapy, peer support services, mobile crisis response and care coordination.
“We have been able to expand our service offerings and have been able to serve more clinicians, which has enabled us to serve more communities.” Maggio said.