Adult Partial Hospitalization Outpatient Program

Four Winds Saratoga

Partial Hospital Outpatient Program (PHP)

The Four Winds Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Programs is virtual! 

The programs continue to provide short-term, medically supervised outpatient treatment services for adults, 18 years of age and older. For more information, please view our:

PHP can be an appropriate alternative to inpatient treatment, but can also be a benefit to persons transitioning from inpatient to outpatient care. The program is especially suited to individuals who may be in acute distress with symptoms of depression or psychosis, and who may exhibit disorganized or self-destructive behaviors. Adults who need a brief, comprehensive reassessment of their outpatient treatment, and/or who are in need of increased structure and support including a possible change in their medication regimen, will find this program beneficial.

IOP provides an opportunity for more intensive treatment than can be provided in a traditional outpatient setting. Adults who need a brief, comprehensive reassessment of their outpatient treatment, including a possible change in their medication regimen will find this program beneficial.

Staffed by a multi-disciplinary treatment team, these programs utilize a cognitive behavioral and psycho-educational approach. Central to the treatment is the development of coping skills to manage psychiatric symptoms and the stressors of every day life.

Working closely with family/significant others is an important part of both programs. Therapists meet with the family on a regular basis, addressing significant issues, including medications. Clinical staff is available 24 hours a day for consultation with the patient and family in a crisis situation.

The programs provide group, individual, and family psychotherapy, individual case management and medication education. There is a focus on individualized treatment to meet the unique needs of each person entering the program.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a Cognitive Behavioral approach utilized by the PHP and IOP programs which demonstrates a significant reduction in self-destructive coping behaviors and suicide attempts. People focus on developing more adaptive methods of coping, concentrating on reduction of “Crisis Driven Behaviors”. Those who exhibit emotional dysregulation or self-destructive behaviors, with concurrent diagnoses such as: depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, and self injurious behaviors are ideal candidates for this treatment approach.

Most third party payers cover treatment for the Partial Hospital Program, and Four Winds is a provider for major managed care networks as well as Blue Cross and other commercial insurance plans. Medicare and New York State Medicaid are accepted. The referring therapist is invited to participate in the treatment planning of all patients, facilitating optimum care. Discharge planning is initiated at the time of admission and continues through the course of the treatment.

In order to expedite the admissions process, we are providing you with the PHP/IOP Admission Forms so you may download, print and fill out ahead of time. Completed documents can be faxed to: 518-581-2535.

Information for Patients and Families

Access to Telepsychiatry and Consent Form
The Virtual Platform that we currently utilize is Zoom. 

We suggest that you log in from a webcam enabled device 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.  For best results, please insure your internet connection is reliable. After logging in, navigate to the drop down menu and select the provider you are scheduled to see that day.  When asked for name, please enter the patient's name so the provider can easily identify them. 

If you are an existing patient who has recently chosen to participate with our online, Telepsychiatry system: Click here to compelete a Telemedicine Appointment Consent Form.  Please read, sign and returned this form to our office at least 24 hours prior to your first telepsychiatry appointment.

Should you have any questions or concerns about your telehealth appointment, please contact us at 518-584-3600, option 4.

To Make a Referral to Partial Hospital and
Intensive Outpatient Programs

Please call the PHP/IOP Programs at 518-584-3600, dial option 4.
Referrals can be made Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Community Provider Referral Form

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 PHP/IOP Patients:

“I was taught the DBT skills in an effective way by the Four Winds staff. It took me about a year after that to fully “recover”, but I feel better now than I ever have.”

“I just wanted to formally say “Thank You” for everything you have done for me while I was in the program. Your groups are always fun and engaging. I always looked forward to them. You have challenged me in many ways. I was sad to leave, but excited to really utilize my skills.”

“I have met so many amazing people while I came to the PHP program here at Four Winds. I don’t think one day would go by where I didn’t learn something new or that someone didn’t inspire something new in me. The people here are truly amazing, some of the bravest, and most remarkable people I have ever had the pleasure to spend time with. The whole experience was very eye opening, and I have truly enjoyed coming here.” 

Four Winds Saratoga

30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866

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