Behavior and Mental Health


Adirondack Health offers expert care for patients seeking treatment for a range of mental and behavioral health issues. Behavioral health services are offered in warm and welcoming settings.

Inpatient behavioral health care for seniors

Colby Center Senior Behavioral Health Unit

at Adirondack Medical Center



Visiting hours:

Monday through Friday: 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The Colby Center Senior Behavioral Health Unit is a 12-bed acute care unit specializing in short-term inpatient services. The Colby Center is dedicated to serving the acute mental health needs of people 55 years of age and older.

This vital service is provided by a skilled staff of psychiatrists, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, social workers 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.

Outpatient behavioral health services

To schedule an appointment, call 518-897-2750.

Lake Placid Health Center

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tupper Lake Health Center

Monday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saranac Lake Health Center

Tuesday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Adirondack Health provides empathetic care through outpatient psychiatric services.

Our psychiatric staff actively partners with primary care physicians to create individualized, patient-centered treatment plans. We take a proactive approach, striving to detect issues early and get patients on the treatment plan that works for them.

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.  

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