Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY
Behavioral Health - ECMC Hospital, Buffalo, NY

Welcome to the Regional Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health

The Regional Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health  is proud to offer mental health and psychiatry services, as well as alcohol and drug addiction detoxification and rehab, for patients facing a variety of issues.

Our team of compassionate specialists provides care on both an inpatient and outpatient basis to best serve the needs of our community and patients.

In addition to being one of the largest chemical-dependency treatment centers in Western New York, ECMC is the only Buffalo-area hospital that offers a psychiatrist in the emergency room and chemical-dependency evaluations, both 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

All treatment programs at ECMC are certified by the New York State Office of Mental Health, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

Our services are tailored based on patient circumstances, and we offer comprehensive care in both:

Through our comprehensive services and compassionate care, we are able to deliver on our mission of providing a safe, supportive patient and family-centered environment that allows for the rapid stabilization of psychiatric symptoms and promotes an integrated transition back into the community. In addition, we are committed to exceeding our patients’ expectations, maintaining the highest standards, and promoting a positive and rewarding environment.

Our Commitment to Patients

  • Our goal is to help and empower you
  • You will be respected
  • We are concerned about your spiritual, emotional, physical, and intellectual well-being
  • Our professional team is skilled and experienced
  • You will achieve access to the largest system of behavioral health services in Western New York and Southern Ontario
  • Our inpatient, outpatient, and community behavioral health services work directly with your primary care doctor
  • We have always championed the rights of people with mental illness and addiction problems
  • We offer successful, innovative programs as well as traditional therapy and psychiatric services
  • We believe you are capable of changing your life for the better

Disaster Mental Health – Assisting Children and Families

Presented By: Bonita S. Frazer MS, CTS, FAAETS, Daniel P. McCartan RN, MS, CNS, and Elisabeth Mann LCSWR
Live Training Hours: 3 CEU SW/CASAC/LMHC approved
Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 12:30 – 3:45 pm (registration begins at 11:45 am
Cost: $25 ECMC Employees; $35 All others
Location: ECMC, 462 Grider St., Buffalo, NY 14215 – 3rd floor (Smith Auditorium)

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Our Doctors

Meet our dedicated team of doctors and psychiatrists who staff the ECMC Regional Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and work alongside our staff to deliver patient-centric health care.

Victoria Brooks, MD
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Director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)
Michael Cummings, MD
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Associate Medical Director
Zhanna Elberg, MD
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Director, Psychotherapy Training

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