Westchester Behavioral Health Center
The top-ranked psychiatry hospital in New York and among the best in the U.S.
Why Choose Us
Top Ranked Behavioral Health Program in New York
For over 125 years, our historic campus in Westchester County has been a destination behavioral healthcare center — with specialized programs created to meet the needs of adults, adolescents, and children from all backgrounds. We offer services across the continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs.
The Westchester Behavioral Health Center opened its doors in White Plains, New York in 1894. Since its inception, the Westchester campus has been at the forefront of the movement known as "moral treatment," which means providing patient-focused care in elegant facilities specifically designed to offer the tranquility and activities required for mental health healing. The beautifully landscaped grounds cover over 200 acres and provide space for specialized services and therapeutic activities.
Building on our legacy of world-class patient- and family-centered care, we were the first behavioral health hospital in the nation to be formally named by Planetree Inc. as "Gold Certified for Excellence in Person-Centered Care™." The center has also achieved Magnet Recognition® from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. We have remained a leader in serving the mental healthcare needs of our community and are grateful to our local referral resources, with whom we collaborate to improve the lives of our patients.
NYP Westchester Behavioral Health Center
Celebrating 125 Years of Behavioral Health Care
For over a century, our historic campus in Westchester County has been a destination behavioral healthcare center, meeting the needs of children, adolescents, and adults from all backgrounds by offering services across the continuum of care — including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient programs.
New Program Gives Officers Access to Highest-Quality, Comprehensive Mental Health Services
NYPD and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital announce FINEST CARE, a new collaboration to offer free, confidential counseling to officers.
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center achieves designation from the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®
The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® is the highest and most prestigious distinction that a healthcare organization can earn for nursing excellence and innovation.
New & Noteworthy
New & Noteworthy
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Division Celebrates 125 Years of Care and New Name: NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center
NewYork-Presbyterian today celebrated 125 years of providing comprehensive, compassionate mental health care, and adopted a new name for its Westchester campus to reflect its expanded role in behavioral health: NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center.
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Awards & Recognition
NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center is the first and only behavioral health site in the U.S. to receive the Planetree Distinction Award for Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Care.