Historic Patient Characteristics Survey
The Patient Characteristics Survey (PCS) collects demographic, clinical, and service-related information for each person who receives a mental health service during a specified one-week period. All programs licensed or funded (directly or indirectly) by the NYS Office of Mental Health are required to complete the survey. The PCS is conducted biennially and receives data from over 4,000 programs serving approximately 170,000 people during the week.
Survey information is used for planning and program evaluation by the Office of Mental Health and local governmental units. Survey results are also used to describe New York State's mental health system to state and federal funding agencies and legislative bodies.
View the results from previous surveys (1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007) New: 2007 Results added June 2008!
Comments about the Patient Characteristics Survey.
Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Bureau of Data Infrastructure.