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Department of Mental Health

About Us

The Orange County Department of Mental Health exists to ensure that quality Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Chemical Dependency services are accessible to all the people of Orange County, that such services are delivered in a cost effective, timely and culturally sensitive manner under the jurisdiction of the Mental Hygiene Law of New York State and provided within the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the licensing authority of appropriate State Offices.

  • Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus, Commissioner of Social Services and Mental Health Darcie Miller and SUNY Orange have collaborated on a public service video to promote the county’s Friends Help Friends suicide prevention app.  Click here to view...

Dr. Waller – Keynote Presentation at the Masterson Training Symposium

Dr. Waller – PM Session at SUNY Orange

R. Corey Waller MD, MS, FACEP, DFASAM is an addiction, pain, and emergency medicine specialist and now the Senior Medical Director for Education and Policy at the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs/Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP). In this role he is responsible for developing and maintaining all on-line training and live technical assistance delivered by the National Center. This covers addiction, pain, behavioral health, system development, payment model implementation and healthcare policy. Before joining the National Center/CCHP he worked for the Spectrum Health System in Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is a fully integrated health system with 11 hospitals and over 1000 employed physicians. He was the Medical Director of the Spectrum Health Medical Group Center for Integrative Medicine, the Medical Staff Chief of Pain Medicine to the Spectrum Health Hospital System, the President of the Michigan Society of Addiction Medicine, as well as SUD Medical Director at Lakeshore Regional Partners (Community Mental Health-Region 3). Dr. Waller earned a Master’s of Science in Biology with a neuromolecular focus at Southwest Texas State University and earned his Medical Degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio. Dr. Waller completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and is board Certified in Emergency Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Waller’s special interests include creating a comprehensive workforce development suite for the care of complex high cost patients, understanding the biopsychosocial and financial impact of high cost complex patients as well as the unique interaction of pain and addiction.