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Behavioral health services provide support for patients and their families.

Adirondack Health offers expert care for patients seeking treatment for a range of mental or behavioral health issues.  Behavioral health services are offered in warm and welcoming settings.  Scroll down for a brief summary of the different programs and their locations:

Colby Center for Psychiatry
Adirondack Medical Center
2233 State Route 86
Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Phone: (518) 897-2871
Visiting hours: 1 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9 p.m., daily

The Colby Center for Psychiatry, our 12-bed acute care unit specializing in short-term inpatient services, is dedicated to serving the acute mental health needs of individuals 55 years of age and older. This vital service is provided by a skilled staff of doctors and nurses who offer daily group sessions to help patients alleviate symptoms and enhance coping skills. Families are often included in treatment planning to assist the patient in the transition to an active health lifestyle. Weekly support group meetings are available for family members and caregivers.

Our Staff:
Michael D. Upton, M.D.
Medical Director
Paul G. Cotton, M.D
Cathy Hill, FNP-C/NPP-C

Outpatient care

Outpatient Behavioral Health Services
Office hours and locations:
Monday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Lake Placid Health Center
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Tupper Lake Health Center

To schedule an appointment or for more information call: (518) 897-2750

Adirondack Health provides professional and empathetic care through outpatient psychiatric services. Treatment involves an active partnership with primary care physicians to provide patients with the psychiatric evaluations, medication stabilization, teaching and support they need to improve their mental and physical health. We take a proactive approach through early detection, education and collaboration with your primary care physicians which leads to individualized, patient-centered treatment. The service includes psychiatric evaluation and treatment of patients age 14 and older. We accept referrals from primary care providers or other medical specialties and self referrals.  

Surma-Hilger-Terry-ii-web.jpgProgram services are offered by Terry Surma Hilger, a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Terry is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Nursing/Community Mental Health from Arizona State University.