Georgia Pines Community Service Board Outpatient Behavioral Health Services (BH) serves individuals who have a mental illness, addictive disease, co-occurring mental illness and addictive disease, or co-occurring mental illness and developmental disability. The BH services are provided in the least restrictive environment and are designed to assist participants in maintaining stability and independence in their daily community living.
The philosophy, mission, and goals of the Outpatient Behavioral Health Services are consistent with those of the Georgia Pines Community Service Board, the Southwest Georgia Regional Board, the Georgia Department of Rehabilitation Services, and the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
Our trained and certified staff are able to assist community members.
The Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) envisioned by President Kennedy, and promoted by the initial CMHC Acts of 1963 and 1965, was to provide for the mental health needs of an entire, geographically defined (catchment area) population, regardless of ability to pay. Furthermore, the four underlying principles of community mental health are population responsibility, prevention, community-based care with citizen involvement, and continuity of care. The Georgia Pines Community Service Board strives to uphold these principles with an array of available services including the provision of psychiatric medical services focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. These include psychiatric diagnostic evaluation, medication management and focused psychotherapy within the context of medical care covering the spectrum of mental health conditions. Services are rendered by Board Certified Psychiatrists, Physicians and Certified Nurse Practitioners on site and via telehealth to those individuals age 6 and above accessing care. The medical service maintains clinic based staff in Colquitt, Decatur, Grady, Mitchell and Thomas counties. Coordinated referrals for ancillary services are also supported within the Georgia Pines agency by the medical providers.
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.