Mental Hygiene Legal Services

About Mental Hygiene Legal Services

About this Organization:
The Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS) provides legal services, advice and assistance to persons receiving care or alleged to be in need of care at inpatient and community-based facilities for the mentally disabled. Created in 1964 and organized under Mental Hygiene Law article 47, MHLS represents such persons in judicial and administrative proceedings concerning admission, retention, transfer, treatment and guardianship. In addition to handling judicial proceedings, MHLS provides advice and representation regarding standards of care and other matters affecting the civil liberties of persons receiving care at facilities for the mentally disabled. MHLS can also be assigned as counsel or court evaluator in Mental Hygiene Law article 81 guardianship proceedings for persons in any type of facility. Restrictions:
MHLS for the Third Judicial Department has field offices in Albany, Binghamton, Elmira, Kingston, Ogdensburg, Oneonta, Plattsburgh and Tupper Lake.

Legal Services Provided
Civil Rights
Health Care Law
Websites & Blogs
Website
Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Third Judicial Department
Website
Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Second Judicial Department
Contact & Map
Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Third Judicial Department
286 Washington Avenue Extension
Suite 205
Albany, NY 12203
USA
Telephone: (518) 451-8710
Fax: (518) 453-6915
Binghamton Regional Office
State Office Building 15th Floor
44 Hawley Street, Room 1509
Binghamton, NY 13901
USA
Fax: (607) 721-8447
Telephone: (607) 240-5360
Elmira Office
c/o Elmira Psychiatric Center
100 Washington Street, Bldg. 4
Elmira, NY 14901
USA
Fax: (607) 271-9038
Telephone: (607) 271-9262
Kingston Office
173 Boices Lane
Kingston, NY 12401
USA
Fax: (845) 382-1622
Telephone: (845) 383-3839
Mental Hygiene Legal Service, Second Judicial Department
170 Old Country Road, Suite 500
Mineola, NY 11501
USA
Telephone: (516) 746-4545
Fax: (646) 963-6640
North Country Regional Office
804 Commerce Park Drive
Ogdensburg, NY 13669-2208
USA
Telephone: (315) 393-3130
Fax: (315) 393-9633
Oneonta Office
c/o Homer Folks Facility
28 Hill Street, Suite 314
Oneonta, NY 13820
USA
Fax: (607) 432-3371
Telephone: (607) 432-2980
Plattsburgh Office
186 US Oval
Plattsburgh, NY 12903
USA
Telephone: (518) 324-4667
Fax: (518) 324-4669
Tupper Lake Office
c/o Sunmount DDSO
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
USA
Fax: (518) 359-4371
Telephone: (518) 359-7064