Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an intensive, recovery-oriented, community based service for those struggling with a severe and persistent mental illness. ACT is the most comprehensive level of out-patient care offered by the Georgia Pines Mental Health system.
Commonly referred to as “a hospital without walls,” the ACT program employs a multidisciplinary team of licensed mental health professionals to provide a vast array of services, with most of the care occurring within each participant’s natural environment.
The ACT team is specially trained to support each individual’s efforts to minimize symptoms, optimize social, emotional, and practical functioning and prevent admissions into more restrictive settings (e.g., jails, hospitals and long-term treatment centers.)
Peer Support and PSR is focused on recovery, empowerment, positive social support, transitioning to living in the community, and employment. Groups and activities are peer led, which provides the peer staff the opportunity to serve as role models for a recovery focused lifestyle. Peers attend groups at least three days a week. Topics for group might include whole health, community resources, mental health education, self-advocacy, communication, stress management, relapse prevention, financial management, independent living skills, relationship building, and dual diagnosis recovery focusing on mental health and substance abuse recovery using an integrated perspective. Contact us for more details.
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.