Case Management (Behavioral Health Services)
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Uniondale, NY 11553
Phone: (516) 227-8231
Fax: (516) 227-7369
Hours of Operation: 9:00 am – 4:45 pm
Coordinator: Mike Herskovitz, C.S.W.
What service is provided by the Case Management Program?
Case Management screens clients who apply for public assistance and Medicaid at the Nassau County Department of Social Services to determine if they are abusing alcohol or other substances. If alcohol or substance abuse is evident, staff conduct formal assessments and provide referrals to treatment at the appropriate level of care. Case Management also collaborates with hospital and community-based treatment agencies to coordinate proper care for clients with co-occurring psychiatric and substance abuse disorders.
Why do I need to be interviewed by Case Management staff?
The Rules and Regulations of New York State (NYCRR18) require that anyone applying for public assistance or Medicaid must be screened by an alcohol and/or substance abuse professional. If there is evidence that an applicant or recipient of public assistance or Medicaid is abusing or is dependent on alcohol or drugs, then a formal alcohol or substance abuse assessment is also required. If a person fails to participate in the screening or in the assessment, they will not be eligible for public assistance.
Will I have to go to treatment if I am interviewed by Case Management?
You will not be referred to treatment unless it is determined that you have an alcohol or substance abuse problem that prevents you from working. If you are unable to work and need treatment for alcohol or substance abuse, Case Management staff will help you get the treatment you need.
Is there a charge for Case Management services?
All services provided by Case Management are free of charge.