Inpatient Services

"I hope to use my coping skills when I leave so I can go far in life. This was a great learning experience for me."

Adolescent Inpatient Services

Four Winds Saratoga is one of the leading providers of child and adolescent mental health services in the Northeast.   There are two adolescent inpatient units on our campus. The Polaris unit typically serves younger adolescents and the Freshwater unit serves older adolescents.  Each home-like cottage is staffed with a professional, multi-disciplinary treatment team, under the supervision of a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

This comprehensive program addresses adolescent psychiatric problems, including: depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, suicidal ideation, social isolation, and physical and sexual abuse.

While a broad range of emotional and behavioral difficulties are treated, each patient receives an individualized treatment plan based upon his or her needs. Treatment integrates individual, group and family therapies with a full complement of educational, expressive and recreational therapies.

Adolescents participate in insight-oriented individual therapy, behavioral therapy, and group therapies,  as well as a range of expressive therapies. Patients attend skill-building groups where an emphasis is placed on learning positive social skills, conflict resolution and mutual respect.

Working with each child’s family or support system is a major focus of treatment. Families are actively involved in treatment planning, family therapy and discharge planning.

For More Information

For more information and a sample schedule, please consult the Adolescent Inpatient Service’s most frequently asked questions. This information can provide a greater understanding of an adolescent’s experience in the hospital.For

To Make a Referral to Adolescent Inpatient Services

Please call Clinical Evaluation Services at 518-584-3600 or 1-800-959-1287
Referrals can be made 24 hours/7 days a week

We Are Here To Help

Four Winds Hospitals are committed to serving our patients. Please know that,
as always, the health and safety of our patients and staff is our highest priority as we continue to provide treatment during this time of crisis. We are continuing to accept inpatient referrals for children, adolescents and adults and invite you to call our Admissions Office at
1-800-959-1287 or
select prompt "1" to be connected. 

We have implemented measures for the protection 
of those on our campus in response to the Covid-19 crisis, following the directions of 
both the CDC and DOH, and
our own protocols. As we remain committed to providing the very best in mental health care, please let us know if we can help.

Comments from Previous Adolescent Patients and/or Their Parents

"I loved the group therapy, because I got to express a lot of my feelings and emotions without getting judged."

"We cannot express the depth of our gratitude for helping our daugher find her way back to herself."

"Thank you for working with me and helping me get through my rough times. I didn’t think a week would help, but it did."

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448