Mental Health Services for Children and Adolecents

If your child or adolescent is in need of mental health services and you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency please contact 911 or seek assistance from your medical provider or nearest emergency room.There are two primary providers of NYS Office of Mental Health licensed outpatient services in Schenectady County. Their contact information is as follows:


Northern Rivers

530 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
Phone. 518.381.8911
Fax. 518.377.4292

Who can access services?
Any youth ages 0-24 who is having trouble functioning at home, in school, or in the community due to emotional and/or behavioral difficulties may be referred to the Behavioral Health Center @ Northeast, Schenectady for assessment and treatment. Note that parent/guardian consent for those under age 18 is needed; individuals aged 18-24 may self-refer for treatment.

How are services accessed?
The main number for the Behavioral Health Center@ Franklin is  (518) 381-8911, Fax: (518) 377-4292
To complete an intake for services please contact our Client Engagement Specialist at (518) 426-2687, Fax: (518) 447-0429

When are services available?
The clinic’s operational hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday (8:30AM-8:00PM) and Friday (8:30AM-5:00PM).
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Ellis Hospital Child Adolescent Clinic
Child Adolescent Clinic
624 McClellan Street, Suite 204
Schenectady, NY 12304
Phone: 518.382.2290

This outpatient mental health program serves patients ages 4-18 with the goal of providing patients and their families with comprehensive, effective mental health services in a nurturing, safe and supportive environment. Among the services provided:

  • Initial psychiatric assessments with diagnosis
  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy/Counseling services
  • Crisis services (for existing patients)
  • Consultation/collateral services for schools and other professional agencies
  • Wellness Planning
  • Community education

How are services accessed?
For more information on Ellis Hospital outpatient child and adolescent programs, please call (518) 382-2290. Fax (518) 382-2292
When are services available?
The clinic’s operational hours are as follows: Monday thru Friday (8:15AM-5:00PM)
For further information:

Four Winds -Four Winds provides inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment services for children, adolescents and adults.
30 Crescent Avenue
Saratoga Springs, NY  12866
Phone: 518-584-3600
Toll-Free: 1-800-888-5448





Office of Community Services
797 Broadway, Suite 304
Schenectady, NY 12305
(518) 386-2218 (p)
(518) 386-2212 (f)