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Treatment Intake Placement Services (TIPS)

Nassau County Health and Human Services
60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Uniondale, New York 11553
Phone Number: (516) 227-8538 or 227-8535
Fax:  (516) 227-7369

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Thursday Evenings By Appointment Only

Coordinator: Kirby Thompson, L.C.S.W.


How can TIPS help me?
The TIPS program was designed to help residents of Nassau County who are seeking professional help for their alcohol or substance abuse dependency.  TIPS identifies your specific needs and will help you get admitted to the most appropriate treatment provider in programs and facilities throughout Long Island and the Metropolitan area.  Throughout the application process, TIPS professional staff will offer support and assistance until the admission is verified. 

What if I’m not sure I want help or don’t know what kind of help I need?
Staff at TIPS are experienced professionals who can help you sort out your problems and decide what steps you should take.

What if I want help for my problem, but I’m afraid my family or job will find out?
All services at TIPS are strictly confidential.  Any program that we place you in will be one that maintains the highest standard of privacy protection.

Should I call TIPS if I’m not the one with an alcohol or drug problem, but I’m worried about someone in my life that is in trouble?
Yes, absolutely.  Our experienced counselors are here to help you decide what steps you can take to cope with an alcohol or drug problem whether it’s yours or someone else’s.

How much will it cost?
Services at TIPS are free of charge to all Nassau County residents.