Central Islip State Hospital & Cemetery

Central Islip State Hospital served the counties of New York and Richmond.

1916 Central Islip State Hospital.
Central Islip State Hospital – OPACITY.
The Central Islip Cemetery Restoration Project.

“On February 28, 1896, by act of the Legislature, the New York City asylums for the insane were transferred to state care, under the name of the Manhattan State Hospitals, with three divisions, namely: Manhattan State Hospital East (male department), Manhattan State Hospital West (female department), on Ward’s Island; and Manhattan State Hospital at Central Islip for both sexes. At that date there were 30 buildings at Central Islip. In 1912, not including a group of four in process of construction, there are 118.”

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17 thoughts on “Central Islip State Hospital & Cemetery

  1. I have also hit a brick wall in regards to my Great Grandfather, shows up on the 1950 census as a patient at the Central Islip State Hospital. He would have been 67 years old. No records in any death index, do not know what year he died, assuming at the hospital. I hope the legislation gets passed. The families deserve to know the fate of these descendents. There are less controls and safeguards on our national security.


      • The 1950 census will be available in 2020. In order to find Central Islip State Hospital: Find out the city, county, district, etc., Sign up for Ancestry.com, Search by county and state first, then district. It’s time consuming but you WILL find it! You just have to wait a few more months. Good Luck!


        • The comment before my reply
          states he already has a 1950 census
          showing his grandfather as a patient
          at Central Islip.
          My question was, How, does he already
          have a 1950 census record ???


        • You don’t understand what I’m saying.
          In the original comment before mine, the person stated that he
          ALREADY HAS THE 1950 CENSUS………..
          I know WHEN the 1950 census will be released.


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  3. I too, have a great grandparent that died at Central Islip (Manhattan State Hospital) in 1913.
    He is not buried there, but in trying to obtain information regarding his admittance in 1910, the New York State Office of Mental Health, will not release records under confidentially laws. They maintain this rule, even though as of March 26, 2013, the Federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) ruled that “protected health information” excludes information regarding “a person who has been deceased for more than 50 years”. I was also informed that the records that I seek are most likely in a storage facility on Staten Island, New York, and have possibly been breached and damaged during Hurricane Sandy. How sad to let this paperwork and family history rot away.


  4. We look for Jenny (Jane) Ney Galvin who may have been admitted at Islip early to mid 1930’s and may have died there. We only know she died before 1966. Born around 1896. Thanks.


  5. Suffolk County.gov
    for birth marriage death certificates
    for Central Islip State Hospital
    located in Islip, Central Islip, Suffolk County
    New York.


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