The Posttraumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD) Services of the Weill Cornell Department of Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, provide evaluation, intervention, and treatment for individuals and families following life-threatening experiences. Events such as accidents, including car, airplane, train or bicycle crashes; fires; burns; explosions and industrial accidents; natural disasters, including earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes; acts of criminal intent or terrorism, and illness or loss, including diagnosis of a life-threatening disease or loss of a loved one to sudden death, can all trigger the need for these services.
State-of-the-art evaluations are conducted by experts in the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorders and are available within 72 hours of a traumatic event, and on an emergency basis. The program provides assessment of the psychological consequences and any resulting disability following an accident or injury. Individualized treatment plans are available for Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and related problems such as substance abuse and depression, including short-term treatment, group therapy and medication. Grief counseling and support groups are offered for families and friends of trauma victims. For organizations, the program provides critical incident stress debriefing and training services.
Most insurance plans are accepted, including Medicare, Medicaid, Workers Compensation, and no fault insurance. A sliding fee scale is available, as appropriate.