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Zucker Hillside Hospital About Us


The Zucker Hillside Hospital is North Shore-LIJ’s nationally recognized behavioral health center known for its pioneering clinical, teaching and research programs. The National Institute of Health has established a Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia at the Zucker Hillside Hospital, one of only four such facilities nationwide.

Inpatient services include adolescent, adult and geriatric units. Treatment specialties include early phase treatment, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders, as well as a discreet women’s unit. The National Institute of Mental Health has established a Clinical Research Center for the Study of Schizophrenia at The Zucker Hillside Hospital, one of only four such facilities nationwide.

Our outpatient programs serve all ages and encompass the full continuum of care. These services include health centers, partial hospital and continuing day treatment programs and a full range of psychiatric rehabilitation services. Programs for alcohol and chemical dependency are available both on our main campus and in numerous community-based sites.

Our goal at The Zucker Hillside Hospital is to promote wellness and reintegration of patients back into the community to work, attend school, socialize and live independently.

Specialized Services

The Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient Service is staffed by a multidisciplinary behavioral health team with special gerontological expertise. Patient populations include elders with late-life depression, psychotic disorders, Alzheimer's disease or a related dementing condition with concomitant serious behavioral disturbances such as agitation, aggression, paranoia, and mood abnormalities, and medical/neurological illnesses with psychiatric symptom expression. The units have been developed with unique geriatric-related accoutrements that facilitate optimal care, including selected private rooms.

The Adolescent Inpatient Unit treats patients 13-17 years of age whose problems require more intensive treatment than can be provided on an outpatient basis. Services in this 21-bed unit include comprehensive assessment and brief treatment for a variety of psychiatric disorders including: Anxiety Disorders, AD /HD and other disruptive behavior disorders, Major Depression, Bipolar and Psychotic Disorders. Support and psycho education is provided to families and others involved in the child’s care.

Early Episode/Young Adult Unit provides an environment for the care of patients with first and early episode major psychiatric illnesses (psychotic and affective disorders), as well as patients who present with complex diagnostic and/or treatment issues early in the course of the illness. By incorporating the expertise and resources of the Division of Research at The Zucker Hillside Hospital, we provide comprehensive, evidence-based, systematic and innovative assessment and treatment of our patients.

This unit also serves patients from the Behavioral Health College Partnership, an innovative program that provides a collaborative approach for treatment to regional college students.

The Women’s Unit is a short term , acute care 19-bed unit dedicated to the treatment of women 18 and older with psychiatric disorders of sufficient severity to warrant hospitalization. This single gender unit has specialized tracks, including a program for peri-natal disorders, and, a program based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)for women with Borderline Personality Disorder.

The Adult Affective Disorders Unit provides an environment for the care of patients with serious affective disorders, including Major Depression, Psychotic Depression and Bipolar Disorder. This program serves adult patients with onset of illness occurring in mid-life, as well as those with recurrent and treatment refractory conditions. This inpatient service provides-short –term acute care, psychopharmacology, multidisciplinary care approach, individualized treatment planning, psychoeducation, family collaboration, vocational services and planning.


The Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Service at Zucker-Hillside Hospital is a nationally recognized research and teaching program, providing comprehensive and maintenance electroconvulsive therapy. Operating five days a week, this program treats patients on an inpatient and ambulatory basis.

To make a referral, please call Central Intake at 718-470-8100

For more information on our services, please contact:

Anita Mancini, LCSW
Director of Business Development
phone 718-470-8250

Zucker Hillside Hospital
Ambulatory Care Pavilion
75-59 263rd Street
Glen Oaks, New York 11004