United Helpers opens Canton behavioral health clinic
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 1:29 pm

CANTON -- United Helpers has opened a new behavioral health clinic in Canton.

Within weeks of opening its first behavioral health clinic, administrators knew that in order to adequately serve the population a second clinic would also be needed.

With a client base from all over St. Lawrence County traveling to the newly open clinic in Ogdensburg, United Helpers officials wanted to locate their second clinic in a more central location.

The new clinic, located in the former Key Bank at 22 State Highway 310, will offer services similar to what is available in Ogdensburg, including confidential mental health services to treat and diagnose those suffering from depression, anxiety and anger, abuse, chronic mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder or co-occurring disorders.

“We felt it was important to bring these services closer to the people, rather than relying on them to always come to us,” said United Helpers Director of Behavioral Health Services Angela Doe. “By opening a clinic in Canton we were able to bring these very important services to people in this part of the county, who otherwise had to travel 20 minutes or more to their appointments.”

Both clinics, which are licensed to provide children’s therapy, also offer individual, group or family therapy, as well as psychoeducation, psychiatric diagnostic assessments, psychiatric medication management, care coordination, coping skills training, and wellness promotion.

Since opening its doors in August, the clinic has already served hundreds of patients, some of whom are receiving services for the first time, and some who are now receiving services closer to home.

Although walk-ins are welcome, people may also schedule an appointment by calling (315) 386-0264. Most third-party payers, insurance plans and Medicaid are accepted.

The clinic is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with after-hours appointments available on an as-needed basis.