School Mental Health Services

Mental health resources at NYCDOE schools to meet the emotional health and academic needs of your child. Provided by Department of Education (DOE), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), and Mayor's Office of Community Mental Health.

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What it is

Mental health resources are available to every public school in New York City. The School Mental Health Program offers support so schools can meet the emotional health and academic needs of their students.

Who it’s for

Children who attend a NYC DOE public school can get access to services. Parents and caregivers are also able to get connected to care.


Although many services are at no cost to families, some services such as treatment may have a fee. Ask your school mental health program for more information.

  • If there is a fee, your current health care insurance may be billed directly.

  • If you do not have insurance, your school mental health program may be able to help you obtain public health insurance.

How to get in touch

Ask your Parent Coordinator, School Social Worker, or School Counselor about your school's mental health program.