Fulton County Behavioral Health Plan for Integration of Services
Fulton County Department of Health and Human Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are Behavioral Health Services going away?
A: No â€“ In fact, in our new plan we will be able to offer more services to more clients.
Q: Are the Peer Support and Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) Programs closing on April 30,2010?
A: No, the Peer Support and Psychosocial Rehabilitation programs are not closing on April 30, 2010. Services will continue under these two programs.
Q: Are South Fulton, South Central, Center for Health Rehabilitation (CHR) and West Fulton Behavioral Health Centers closing?
A: Under our new plan, we will be able to offer new services and some of the current services provided in the centers will be relocated. Let's discuss each of these centers separately
South Central Mental Health Center (SCMHC) - will relocate to the Neighborhood Union Health Center effective April 1, 2010. Clients will be able to receive enhanced services at Neighborhood Union.
West Fulton â€“ currently services continue at West â€“ we plan to build a new â€śone stop shopâ€ť facility nearby and current clients will be able to receive services at this new location.
South Fulton - currently services continue at South. This is the home of the Peer Support and the PSR programs.
The Center for Health & Rehabilitation â€“ CHR is currently operating as a â€śone stop shopâ€ť center. See services below.
Q: What behavioral health services can I expect to receive?
A: Your services will include but not be limited to the following:
Q: Will I have the same level of treatment providers?
A: Yes. Fulton County Department of behavioral health is still staffed with licensed therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, case managers and dedicated paraprofessionals.
Q: If I can't afford the services, what are my options?
A: Fulton County will continue to ensure that your needs are met regardless of your ability to pay. Our administrative staff is skilled at assisting you with identifying the most appropriate financial solutions.
Q: Why are all these changes occurring in Behavioral Health?
A: These changes are occurring in behavioral health so that more people can get more services. These expanded services will be provided at what we call â€śone stop shopsâ€ť throughout the county. The menu of services will include:
1. Behavioral Health Care
2. Substance Abuse
3. Nutrition Services
4. Dental Services
6. Workforce Development
7. Public Health
8. Primary Care