Peter Cardella Senior Citizens Center Mental Health Satellite Clinic
68-52 Fresh Pond Rd
Ridgewood, NY 11385-5230
Please call for schedule
The Community Advisory Program for the Elderly, known as CAPE, is an Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for persons aged 50 and over and their families. CAPE offers individual, group and family therapy, psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring for both clinic and homebound older adults. Children of elderly parents, and family members or caregivers of persons with dementia may attend family treatment and caregiver support groups.
The Mobile Outreach Service Team (MOST) is available as part of CAPE’s services. The interdisciplinary team of social worker, registered nurse and psychiatric nurse practitioner, work to identify homebound elderly, assess and evaluate their psychosocial and health needs, and link the individual and family to the appropriate community programs. Services include ongoing supportive counseling and psychotropic medication monitoring.
CAPE provides onsite social work and psychiatric services at several satellite clinics throughout the borough of Queens. The satellite clinics are located in Astoria, Bayside, Flushing, Forest Hills, Jamaica, Rego Park, Ridgewood and Sunnyside.
CAPE also provides telephone reassurance services to homebound or socially isolated older adults.
Transportation (daytime only), including a wheelchair accessible van is available for a small fee, for those unable to use public transportation.
Medicaid, Medicare and most other insurances are accepted. To schedule an intake or obtain further information please call 718-224-0566.