Westchester Medical  Center – Behavioral Health Center
20 Hospital Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Contact Person: Donna Festa  LCSW
Phone Number: (914) 493-2621
Fax Number: (914) 493-7939
Web address:
Number of Yrs in Service: 50 years
The Westchester County Health Care Corporation (WCHCC) is a public benefit corporation operating a hospital for the County of Westchester and the State of New York. WCHCC functions in conjunction with New York Medical College and the facility and staff as an academic health care center providing "world class medicine just a step away."

 Disabilities Served:

Hearing Impaired x Visually Impaired x
Emotional / Psychiatric x Traumatic Brain Injured  
Developmental Disabilities   Physical Disabilities x
Learning Disabilities x Autism  
Medically Fragile x  
Other Disabilities:

Ages Served:

0 to 5   22 to 65 x
6 to 21 x 65 and over x
All ages are served in the main hospital, however the Behavioral Health Center treats ages 6 to end of life.

Recreation Services Provided:

Arts   Team Sports  
Biking   Tennis  
Camps   Theater  
Dance   Videography  
Horseback Riding   Wheelchair Sports  
Martial Arts   Writing  
Music   Yoga  
Social   Swimming  
Other Recreation: Recreational Therapists provide music therapy, arts, and social therapies for the severely mentally ill.


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention   High School  
Pre-School   Post Secondary  
Elementary/Middle School   Pre-Vocational  
Professional   Assessments  
Other Education: We routinely refer patients for education assessments.


Transportation Services Provided:

Public   Travel Training  
Other Transportation: We fill transportation requests for patients who have Medicaid.


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes   Supported Apartments  
Other: We provide referrals for enrolled patients who remain in treatment with us to appropriate resources for housing.  

Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship   Assessments  
Pooled Trusts   Disability Rights Advocacy  
Supplemental Needs Trust   Disability Support Groups  
School Advocacy   Sexuality Awareness Counseling  
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services: We provide referrals for enrolled patients who remain in treatment with us to appropriate resources for legal support and advocacy.   

Medical Services Provided:

Clinical Services  x Nutrition Counseling  x
Dental  x Psychiatric Psychological Services  x
Adaptive Technology  x Speech Therapy  x
Occupational Therapy  x Physical Therapy  x
Other Medical Services: Behavioral Health Center provides quality mental health services in a safe and supportive environment. Referrals to clinic and facility practices for medical and dental services are regularly made and encouraged. 

Vocational Services Provided:

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation   Sheltered Employment  
Vocational Training   Supported Employment  
Pre-Vocational Training   Competitive Employment  
Vocational Counseling      
Other Vocational Services: Enrolled patients who remain in treatment receive referrals for vocational services.

Community Day Services Provided:

Day Habilitation  

Drop-In Center

Day Treatment  


Special Education  


Other Day Services: Behavioral Health Center has an Intensive Therapy Out-Patient (ITOP) program in which severely mentally ill and psychiatric fragile individuals attend 1.5 hour therapy group sessions 3 times a week.