The Georgia Pines Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) opened on November 15, 2013, in response to the Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities decision to close Southwestern State Hospital. The Georgia Pines BHCC is one of three BHCC’s located in Region 4 and provides 24/7 emergency receiving and evaluating services for adult individuals needing mental health and substance abuse treatment.
The BHCC has a state certified 24 bed Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) and a six bed Temporary Observation Unit (TO).The BHCC provides in-patient detox services and can use two (2) of the CSU beds as Transitional Beds when longer term care is anticipated and as long as the individual can attend off-site day treatment.
The Phoenix Short Term Residential program in Thomasville expanded to a 50 bed intensive residential treatment program. The 30 day/short term stabilization program admits individuals who are unable to abstain from alcohol and drugs, lack stable housing as well as other barriers as a result of continued substance use. The program consists of physicians, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, licensed social workers, certified addiction counselors, case managers and paraprofessionals.
Robert’s Place Transitional Housing program is located in Thomasville Georgia. The program officially opened and started accepting individuals on February 1, 2018. Individuals in this level of care are admitted directly from the Behavioral Health Crisis Centers following detox services if appropriate as well as from the Phoenix. The program consists of Licensed Mental Health Professionals and paraprofessionals. This is a semi-independent residential program and ten individuals reside in the apartments for 30 days and are required to attend the Lighthouse IOT program, seek housing, medical/psychiatric care and employment.
Hilltop Lodge Recovery Residence, a six month independent residential program for 16 individuals is located in Baconton, Ga near Camilla. The 24 hour program is staffed by paraprofessionals. This program admits individuals who have completed a 30 day intensive treatment program. All individuals are required to maintain full time employment.
The individuals participate in Mitchell county outpatient substance abuse groups for additional relapse prevention support as needed and must attend three Twelve step meetings or other self-help groups weekly. The focus is to increase relapse prevention skills, recovery tools and community reintegration. Upon discharge, each person is expected to have stable housing and full time employment.
Community Rehabilitation Residential Level I Services (CRR I Homes) provides training personal daily living and community integration skills in a residential setting with 24/7 staffing. Services are structured for individuals in need of an intensive level of structured support to achieve wellness, increase self-sufficiency, independence and integration into the community. The goal for individuals in this program is to experience decreased symptomology and/or related debilitating, improve social integration and functionality and increase movement toward self-directed recovery.
Georgia Pines Community Service Board offers an array of support and services to the people of southwest Georgia who are affected by mental illness, addictive disease, and development disabilities.
Often individuals are referred for services through their primary care doctor, hospital or other agencies.
A referral is not necessary to receive services. We now offer “Open Access”, meaning an appointment is not required. To begin services, stop by one of our four clinics (Thomasville, Moultrie, Bainbridge or Pelham) for a behavioral health assessment. This process typically takes an hour or more. During the behavioral health assessment process, you will be scheduled to see our psychiatrist and referred to appropriate services. You are the most important person in your treatment process and the guiding force behind all services.
Upon arrival to your appointment, you will need the following documents:
*Proof of Georgia residence is required of individuals with no Medicaid or Medicare Coverage to be eligible for payment assistance
*If any of the above documents are not available to you please call 229-225-4335 to find out additional documentation you may need.