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The Continuing Day Treatment Program [CDTP] at Stony Brook University Hospital provides ongoing psychiatric care for patients who do not require hospitalization. This voluntary, time-limited, comprehensive program offers an alternative to inpatient hospitalization for some patients and facilitates transition from the inpatient setting to community living for others.

The program encourages patients to resolve problems and reach their individual treatment goals. Patients participate in various activities such as group therapy, skills development groups, daily living groups and activities therapy groups.

An interdisciplinary team of physicians, registered nurses, social workers and occupational or recreational therapists provide caring assistance in a therapeutic setting. Patients may also have contact with other professionals, such as psychologists, dietitians and students training in various health professions.


The Continuing Day Treatment Program helps maintain or enhance patients' functioning and living skills. Staff members assist patients with community living endeavors and help them develop self-awareness and self-esteem. This is accomplished, in part, through exploration and development of patients' strengths and interests.

The Continuing Day Treatment Program is structured to help those disabled by mental illness to make informed choices about the community environments in which they will be living, working and socializing; it also assists them in developing the skills and supports needed to be successful and personally satisfied in those environments.


The Continuing Day Treatment Program meets Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 3 PM. Each patient is assigned a primary practitioner who is responsible for coordinating that patient's care and implementing an individualized treatment plan. Psychiatrists are available to see each patient, monitor medications, and provide ongoing assessment of mental status.


Any healthcare professional can make a referral to the Continuing Day Treatment Program. The program is covered by Medicaid, partial Medicare and some private companies.

Further information is available at (631) 444-1013.

If this is a psychiatric emergency call our 24-hour psychiatric emergency room at (631) 444-6050.