Mental Health Licensed Programs

The NYC Health Department accepts letters of intent from NYC entities interested in establishing a program licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health.

In your letter of intent, include the following information:

  • Agency name and address
  • CEO/Executive Director
  • Contact person’s name, title, telephone number and email address
  • Name of the program (if applicable)
  • Operating certificate number (if applicable)
  • Proposed project type
  • Target population
  • Narrative: Provide a brief description of proposed action, identifying the specific location of the proposed program, including ZIP code and community districts, and the anticipated effective date. Include a brief rationale for the proposal, a description of the needs being addressed, the level of readiness for implementation and an approximate caseload or change in caseload (if applicable).
  • If your organization holds no Office of Mental Health license of any program type but is licensed by another New York State agency, such as the Department of Health, Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services or the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, submit the most recently conducted State review of such program.

How to Submit a Letter of Intent for a PAR Application

Prepare the letter on agency letterhead with a date and signature. Submit all correspondence by email to the NYC Health Department at parreview@health.nyc.gov, and mail hard copies to New York State Office of Mental Health.

  • EZ PARs: Address EZ PAR letters of intent to the NYC Health Department and copy the New York State Office of Mental Health NYC Field Office.

  • Comprehensive PARS: Address Comprehensive PAR letters of intent to the New York State Office of Mental Health NYC Field Office and copy the NYC Health Department.

NYC Health Department Contact Information

Email all correspondence to the NYC Health Department at parreview@health.nyc.gov.

If the Letter of Intent pertains to child/adolescent services*, address correspondence to:

Marnie Davidoff, MPA
Assistant Commissioner
Bureau of Children, Youth, and Families
NYC DOHMH
Attn: PAR Review
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, CN #23 (18th floor)
Long Island City, NY 11101-4132

If the EZ PAR or Comprehensive PAR pertains to adult services*, address correspondence to:

Myla Harrison, MD, MPH
Assistant Commissioner
Bureau of Mental Health
NYC DOHMH
Attn: PAR Review
Gotham Center
42-09 28th Street, CN #13 (19th floor)
Long Island City, NY 11101-4132

* If the letter of intent pertains to both children/adolescents and adults, address the letter to both Marine Davidoff and Myla Harrison:

New York State Office of Mental Health NYC Field Office Contact Information

Robert Moon
Director
New York City Field Office
NYS Office of Mental Health
330 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10001

Thank you for your interest in supporting the mental health of New Yorkers.