Upstate Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Celebrated ribbon cutting on Friday, The unit is expected to open Tuesday, Jan.


U.S. Rep. John Katko and Assemblyman Bill Magnarelli joined Upstate leadership in a ribbon cutting and preview of the new Upstate Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit Friday, Jan. 17 at Upstate University Hospital.

An increase in the number of inpatient adolescent psychiatric beds in Central New York was one of 17 recommendations included in the Final Report of the Youth Mental Health Task Force, created in April 2015, by Sen. Katko and Assemblyman Magnarelli.

The eight-bed unit is designed for acute admission and stabilization, and will use Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT) as the key component of treatment. The unit is expected to open Tuesday, Jan. 21 and will serve adolescents from 12 to 17 years of age.