Washington Heights Community Services

Washington Heights Community Service group photograph


The Washington Heights Community Service (WHCS) is a comprehensive community-based program for individuals with serious mental illness who live in Northern Manhattan. The Service consists of a 22-bed inpatient unit at the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) often referred to as “5 South” (formerly 4 South) and three outpatient clinics: the Audubon Clinic, the Inwood Clinic, and the OnTrackNY/WHCS clinic, a specialized clinic for early psychosis. We serve approximately 1000 people and aim to promote mental health recovery in a culturally sensitive environment. Our services are located in designated mental health shortage areas by the National Health Service Corps. English and Spanish language services are offered in each of our settings. Our individualized treatment emphasizes recovery and coordinated care between inpatient and outpatient settings. Please refer to descriptions of each component of the WHCS on this website for more details.

Washington Heights Community Service Administration

1051 Riverside Drive, 4th Floor, Box 112
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 646-774-5109

WHCS Inpatient Services

WHCS Inpatient Unit, 5 South
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 646-774-7813

WHCS Outpatient Services

Audubon Clinic
513 West 166th St, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212-928-8300
Inwood Clinic
4941 Broadway, Lower Level
New York, NY 10034
Phone: 212-942-8500
1051 Riverside Drive, Room 1701 (First Floor)
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 646-774-8425