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I have known several people who have been patients at Four Winds Saratoga and, unfortunately, no one has had a good experience. Some members of the staff are caring and show concern but the Dr's and clinicians are very condescending. I discussed Four Winds with a very prominent psychologist in the Albany, New York area and was told that Four Winds, Saratoga is not well regarded by the medical community. Four Winds is prone to misdiagnosis and resist amending patient records. I know a person who went to Four Winds on the recommendation that electroconvulsive therapy was necessary. Four Winds refused this treatment despite two stays over the course of two months. Finally, this patient went to Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, was provided ECT and has not been hospitalized since.
In addition, Four Winds does not release voluntary patients upon request. My friend voluntarily went and they refused to release her even though she gave notice. Her release coincided with her insurance running out.
Lastly, if you are a sportsmen, DO NOT go to Four Winds. Known to report people under the Safe Act even though patient is presumably not released until safe to themselves and the community.
Ellis Hospital is Schenectady is your best and safest bet.