515 Main Street, Olean, New York 14760
(716) 373-2600

Olean General Hospital

Behavioral Health

The Behavioral Health Unit at Olean General Hospital offers a multi-faceted approach to providing inpatient mental health treatment for patients 18 years and older.


Therapy includes:

  • individual and group counseling
  • family meetings
  • medication evaluation and adjustments
  • crisis intervention
  • disease education
  • daily psychiatrist visits


Treatment begins with an evaluation of behavioral health needs with a professionally trained and certified staff of nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, and other mental health professionals. 

Treatment is provided through a variety of modalities that include:

  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Medication management and patient education
  • Group therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Coping skills
  • Spiritual group involvement/pastoral care
  • Activity therapy
  • Patient and family education
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Physical and medical examination
  • Smoking cessation
  • Comprehensive Discharge Planning Services

Our Team

The highly trained and professional staff approach the various aspects of medical and behavioral health from a multidisciplinary perspective for all treatment services and incorporates “best practices” as a guide in assessing, treating and caring for our patients.  It’s an approach that has a strong quality perspective and provides a focus on helping patients return to their normal activities with dignity, a positive attitude and an improved self-image.  Family meetings play an important role and help to ensure a smooth transition upon discharge.

Staff members are trained and experienced in all aspects of medical and behavioral health.  Our healthcare team includes:

  • Board Certified Psychiatrists
  • Registered nurses (RN’s)
  • Licensed practical nurses (LPN’s)
  • Nursing assistants with specific experience and expertise in providing for patients with behavioral health conditions  
  • Social workers
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselors certified in alcohol and drug counseling

Visiting Hours

1 - 2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. Daily (No visitor under 17)

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