Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP)

"I felt comfortable in the group,
feeling that I could talk about
anything and not be judged."

Virtual Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP)

AIOP is now available using our online platform!

AIOP is a structured group therapy program designed for adolescents, ages 13 through 17, who exhibit psychiatric symptoms and significant impairment in day-to-day educational, social and interpersonal functioning. The program is medically supervised and can be an appropriate alternative to inpatient treatment, or can provide a transition from inpatient care to outpatient care.

Family participation is strongly encouraged in this highly structured, intensive outpatient program. The adolescent’s family and referring therapist are encouraged to participate in the treatment and discharge planning process.

The program meets 3 days a week Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.

Program Features and Family Services:

  • Multidisciplinary team approach comprised of psychiatrists, social workers and mental health counselors
  • Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
  • Medication management
  • Individualized treatment plans addressing therapeutic needs
  • Psycho-educational groups
  • Parent coaching support group
  • Individual and family therapy (as needed)

For More Information, see our: Behavioral Health Outpatient Services Program Handbook, Outpatient Guide For Patients And FamiliesSample AIOP Program Schedule, or Click here to download a copy of our AIOP brochure.

To Make a Referral to Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program

Either of the program coordinators can assist you with a referral. They can be reached Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please call 518-584-3600 and dial Option 4.

During the referral process, please be prepared to provide a patient treatment history, insurance information and date that you would like your child to start with AIOP.  Following the phone referral, our staff will make every effort to schedule the face-to-face evaluation as soon as possible.

Download Admission Forms Prior to Your First Visit

In order to expedite the process for you when you arrive at our facility, we are providing you with the AIOP Admission Forms so you may download, print and fill them out ahead of time.  Forms can be faxed back to 518-581-2535. 

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 AIOP Patients and Their Families

"I learned that people are feeling the same way I do sometimes, and face the same problems I do, and things get better."

“We didn’t know where to turn. Thank you for being there for us and other families. Everyone on the staff is super!”

“ The program is structured and well organized, kids have a chance to express themselves without ramifications. Kids are being taught good coping skills. They hear about each other’s issues and don’t get singled out. Kids gain mutual understanding and acceptance. AIOP is a good program to build a child’s self-esteem through group activities.”

“ I appreciated the setting and knowing I had others like me. Also art therapy and music group.”

“The groups were fun and some really made me think.”

“Cool people and good therapists.”

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

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