Erie County Medical Center

Outpatient Services

This hospital’s outpatient mental health clinic is at two locations (462 Grider Street and 1285 Main Street) and serves as the primary site for our program’s outpatient rotations. It offers a wide variety of outpatient services, including individual psychotherapy; a mentally ill chemical abuser (MICA) program; a partial hospitalization program; a program for transition aged youth; a first episode psychosis clinic and a clozapine clinic.

The clinic also hosts a weekly psychodynamic psychotherapy seminar — which includes group supervision — and a cognitive behavioral therapy seminar, which includes didactics and group supervision.

You will receive direct or indirect supervision on all cases you see.

Patients come from all socioeconomic classes and represent a broad range of disease severity, including both acute and chronic illnesses.

Diagnoses include:

  • schizophrenic disorders (25 percent)
  • depression and anxiety disorders (20 percent)
  • substance use disorders (10 percent)
  • personality disorders (10 percent)
  • adjustment disorders (5 percent)
  • other diagnoses (15 percent)

Patient Population

  • 25 percent ages 18 to 30
  • 60 percent ages 31 to 59
  • 15 percent older than 60
  • 45 percent male
  • 55 percent female
  • 42 percent Caucasian
  • 40 percent African-American
  • 7 percent Hispanic
  • 5 percent Asian
  • 6 percent other ethnicities