Deaf Wellness Center, University of Rochester Medical Center

Deaf Wellness Center
300 Crittenden Blvd
Rochester, New York 14642 (Show in Google Maps)
585-275-6785 (voice)
585-273-1117 (fax)
585-286-5041 (videophone)

CONTACT

  • Robert Pollard, PhD <Robert_Pollard@urmc.rochester.edu>
    Professor of Psychiatry
  • Amanda O'Hearn, PhD <amanda_Ohearn@urmc.rochester.edu>
    Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology)
  • URL: http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/dwc

HOURS

Weekdays: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Program type: Outpatient mental health clinic or agency

TYPE OF ORGANIZATION LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE
Hospital District or Authority

AGENCY ACCREDITATION
JCAHO

DEAF PROGRAM
Year established: 1990

SERVICES ROUTINELY AVAILABLE TO DEAF PEOPLE

  • Outpatient services

FEES

Service fee for deaf clients? Yes
Fee covered by third party? Yes
Adjustable fee (sliding scale)? Yes

SERVICE PROVIDERS
Staff total: 6 # fluent signers: 6
Service Providers Deafnicity: deaf, hearing, hard of hearing,
Interpreting services provided? Yes

ACCESSIBILITY
Assistive technologies available: amplified phone, flashing signal for doorbell/phone, visual signal device for emergencies (fire alarm),

Facilities accessible by wheelchair? Yes
Facilities accessible by public transit? Yes

COMMENTS
In addition to the provision of direct mental health services, the DWC is a national leader in research and training in a variety of areas, in particular, mental health, interpreting, and healthcare as it pertains to the deaf population. Our "Program for Deaf Trainees" is an internship/practicum experience for deaf individuals who are pursuing careers in the mental health field.

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