Comprehensive Healthcare Center
NAC is one of a few child welfare agencies in New York State to have on-site licensed medical and mental health clinics. By providing coordinated and comprehensive healthcare under one roof, NAC helps children with chronic medical conditions and their families receive the assistance they need to achieve greater well-being and stability in their lives.
Child-focused and family-friendly health and mental health care are offered on-site at NAC through a New York State licensed Article 28 Diagnostic & Treatment (medical) Center and licensed Article 31 Mental Health Clinic. Services are paid for by Medicaid and most managed care plans, or provided free of charge to NAC families unable to pay.
The Comprehensive Healthcare Center's clinical staff is comprised of professionals who possess the right combination of information, sensitivity and understanding for working effectively with children and families that have complex medical and mental health needs, and include:
- Developmental Pediatricians
- Licensed Psychologists with specialization in developmental disabilities and pediatric psychology
- Board-Certified Child and Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrists
- Registered Nurses
- LCSW Social Workers
- Licensed Art Therapist and Child Life Specialist
- Drama Therapist
- Music Therapist
Number of medically fragile children living in hospitals beyond medical need that NAC's Founding Board Members discovered over a two-day period in 1982 after authorities said there were none.
- NAC serves 1,400 children and their families annually
- NAC has virtually eliminated foster care recidivism and aging-out of foster care
- NAC prevents the placement of children in foster care for 98-99% of families served in Preventive Services