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Hans Lehr, Director
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Peter Lacy, Assistant Director
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135 South Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The mission of Saratoga County Mental Health Center is to provide outpatient mental health and alcohol/drug treatment services that are accessible and responsive to the needs of persons suffering from mental illness and/or alcohol/drug problems, their families, and the community. These services will assist them in living, whenever possible within the community in ways that are acceptable to the community and that are personally satisfying and productive. Services are provided regardless of age, race, color, sex, marital status, ethnicity, national origin, creed, or sexual orientation.
Please note that we have move all our programs to a new location. We are now located at 135 South Broadway in
- To provide treatment for individuals suffering from serious mental illness and alcohol/drug abuse;
- To protect both the public and individuals form the manifestations and consequences of mental illness and form the impairments related to alcohol/drug abuse;
- To be responsible stewards of limited public resources.
Mental Health Clinic: The Saratoga County Mental Health Clinic provides outpatient treatment designed to reduce symptoms of mental illness and emotional disturbance, to improve daily functioning, and to provide ongoing support. Services includes emergency and crisis intervention, screening and referral, individual, family, and group counseling, medication education and management, and symptom management. In addition to the main clinic in Saratoga Springs, the Clinic maintains a satellite in Mechanicville.
Youth Services provides treatment for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children and adolescents up to the age of eighteen, who, together with their parents, often require intensive interventions. Youth Services providese community-oriented consultative activities in conjunction with community-based interventions.
Adult Services provides treatment for mentally ill adults, particularly those who are seriously and persistently mentally ill. For the seriously and persistently mentally ill, a long-term disease management approach to medication management and supportive therapy is utilized.
Continuing Day Treatment Program: Friendship House provides treatment for mentally ill patients who require more structure and more intensive clinical interventions that can be provided in a clinic setting. Services are designed to support continued living in the community, to improve and maintain functioning, and to develop increased capacities to cope with the rigors of daily living. Services include medication education and therapy, supportive therapy, symptom management, skills training, and individual and group counseling. Three treatment tracks are offered: One for emotional and behavioral disorders, another for thought disorders, and one for co-occurring mental illness and alcohol/drug dependence.
Alcohol and Drug Program: Saratoga County Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services is a medically supervised outpatient program providing treatment for individuals suffering from an alcohol and/or drug program and for family members trying to copy with the presence of alcohol or drug problems within the family. Treatment is designed to promote abstinence, to improve community integration, and to inprove daily functions. Services include: Screening, referral, assessment, and individual and group counseling.