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Psychiatry at The Allen Hospital

The Psychiatry Department at NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital provides the full range of inpatient services for adults who are acutely ill with psychiatric disorders. The department's multidisciplinary approach combines the talents of psychiatrists, social workers, recreation therapists, nursing staff, and substance abuse counselors. The Department consists of two components: an adult inpatient unit and a consultation-liaison service.

The most common conditions we treat are bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and severe depression. Our program also offers specialized services for patients who have both mental illness and chemical dependency. The Allen Hospital has a multilingual staff and prides itself as being one of few U.S. centers that can provide services in Spanish to its Spanish-speaking patients and their families.

The Allen Hospital Psychiatry Department provides care to:

  • Adult inpatients admitted voluntarily or who are referred by physicians or family
  • Outpatients treated at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center who may require additional services as inpatients
  • Adults admitted to our Emergency Department who require comprehensive psychiatric care on an inpatient unit
  • Patients hospitalized at The Allen Hospital for medical/surgical/obstetrical conditions who also require psychiatric services

Progressive and Compassionate Care

Known for our proactive role in prevention and in avoiding unnecessary intervention, the department maintains a strong network with patients' families. Potential or additional problems are frequently preempted and managed maximizing the use of alternative/creative means, so that patients may not have to return to the hospital for treatment. When patients do require inpatient services, their stay averages 14 to 15 days, facilitating their readjustment to their community or home environment.


To make an appointment with a psychiatrist at The Allen Hospital, please call our Psychiatry Access Number at (212) 305-6001.

Additional Services

In addition to our inpatient services, a group of teams provides a thorough system of care throughout the community. Together, these teams meet the needs of many individuals who are unable to travel to the hospital for psychiatric services:

  • Mobile Crisis Team
    Tel.: (212) 342-5797
  • Homebound Elderly Team
    Tel.: (212) 342-5799

About Our Physicians

All physicians at The Allen Hospital are also on the staff of NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, one of the country's major medical centers. In addition, each of our physicians is a member of the highly regarded ColumbiaDoctors faculty practice. This means that patients experience a level of care found in a leading academic medical center, while being cared for in the intimate setting of a community hospital.

Lourdes M. Dominguez, MD is The Allen Hospital's Chief of Service for Psychiatry.


NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway (at 220th Street)
New York, NY 10034
Psychiatry Access Number: (212) 305-6001

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