CARES Comprehensive Clinical Evaluations

Building Blocks for Life

COVID-19:

During this crisis, you are not alone. All CARES services, including evaluations and therapeutic services are available via telehealth including telephone and video options in the privacy of your home at no cost!

Call 212-420-1970 ext.123 or email pratz@caresnyc.org to request services.

Psychological Evaluations

Comprehensive Psychological Evaluations are administered by licensed psychologists and/or supervised clinicians with extensive training diagnosing children and adults with known, or suspected, Autism Spectrum Disorders, mental health conditions and Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities. Psychological testing is necessary to determine the nature and extent of an individual's condition and to plan appropriate courses of treatment. This assessment is required to determine eligibility for a wide range of available services.

Evaluations are also available for guardianship, citizenship and to determine an individual's capacity to consent for sexual relationships.

** Clinical Psychological Evaluations are available at no cost for eligible individuals funded through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Please submit a current or previous evaluation(s), IFSP/IEP with current medical information to determine eligibility.

Transportation is available for eligible individuals.

Psychosocial Evaluations

Comprehensive Psychosocial Evaluations are administered by licensed social workers with extensive training working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental disabilities. Psychosocial evaluations are performed in order to gain a better understanding of a person within the context of his or her family and his/her social environment and to assist with meeting the unique needs of each individual and their family. This type of assessment obtains information about the individual's development, medical history, family background, educational and vocational history. This assessment is necessary to determine eligibility for services from a wide range of programs.

** Psychosocial Evaluations are available at no cost to eligible individuals funded through the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD).

Please submit a current or previous evaluation(s), IFSP/IEP with current medical information to determine eligibility.

Transportation is available for eligible individuals.

Psychiatric Evaluations

Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluations are performed for diagnoses and to determine appropriate treatment options. Psychiatric assessments are administered by a board certified psychiatrist with extensive experience treating children, adolescents and adults with mental health concerns, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

** Psychiatric evaluations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care as well as most major insurance plans. Call for participating plans.

Transportation is available for eligible individuals.

CARES STAFF SPEAK:
Mandarin
Cantonese
Spanish
Hebrew & more

Evaluations are provided in convenient locations. Evaluations can be done in the family home, our offices, center or child's school. Parent needs to be present.

Transportation Reimbursement is Available for Eligible Individuals

To schedule an intake call Pearl Ratz @212-420-1970 ext.123, fax your documents to
212-420-1906 or email pratz@caresnyc.org. Please click here, complete the referral form, save and attach it to your request for a clinical evaluation.

Please submit a current insurance card, any previous evaluation, IEPs and recent medical information to determine eligibility for these services.