Behavioral Health

Samaritan is committed to keeping our Northern New York and Fort Drum community healthy – body and mind. Our Behavioral Health, or Mental Health, services help to fill a growing need in the community, and we are continuing to develop new partnerships and recruit experienced staff to provide diagnosis, treatment and counseling to those in need of Behavioral Health services.

Behavioral Health services at Samaritan includes outpatient psychiatry, intensive outpatient addiction, alcohol and substance abuse treatment, and traditional outpatient addiction services. In addition, we also have a 32-bed inpatient mental health unit within the main hospital. Our Emergency Department has a dedicated mental health area to care for people in emergency situations.

Please use the Samaritan Urgent Mental Health Hotline as well: 315-785-4516 - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Outpatient Mental Health

Samaritan Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic offers a multidisciplinary approach to mental health treatment. Patients receive medication management, if applicable, and counseling services for a variety of conditions. The clinic has a team consisting of one child-adolescent psychiatrist, two adult psychiatrists, one nurse practioner, four psychologists, four licensed clinical social workers, three nurses, and four office support staff.

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Inpatient Mental Health

When a psychiatric illness requires someone you love to be hospitalized, you want the highest quality, most compassionate care available. At the Samaritan Medical Center Inpatient Mental Health Unit, you will find an environment conducive to empathy, healing, and respect. We provide a full range of care for adults 18 and over. Through a proper balance of structure, treatment, and safe discharge planning, our patients work toward a successful return to the community.

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Addiction Services

Addiction is a complex disease that has a negative effect on all aspects of a person’s life. It affects daily functioning, as well as relationships with co-workers, friends, and family. Samaritan Addiction Services is a small intimate clinic where our clients are more than just numbers. We offer a wide range of services for the client and family affected by addiction. Our team of recovery experts know that addiction is a serious illness and not a habit or weakness. We work together as a team to assess and coordinate a goal oriented, individualized treatment plan for each client.

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