Child or Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

Youth Services

Youth Behavioral Health

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

To better meet the behavioral health and addiction needs of Fulton County youth and young adults, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities has a contract with CHRIS 180 to provide child and adolescent behavioral health services in our facilities. 

SERVICES

  • School-Based Services
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment
  • Substance Abuse and Substance Use Treatment

HOW DO I ACCESS SERVICES?

To access services from the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), please call one of the locations that is most convenient to you, and schedule an appointment for an intake assessment. You will need to bring the following items:

  • Birth Certificate or Social Security Card
  • Insurance card
  • Picture ID of parent or guardian

For 24-hour access to services, call 1-800-715-4225

Child/Adolescent mental health services

Contact Us

Adamsville Regional Health Center

Mon - Fri         8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center

Mon - Thurs  9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Fri                   9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

North Fulton Service Center

Mon, Wed         10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Fri                       10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth

The Recovery Support Clubhouse

The Recovery Support Clubhouse is a place where adolescents, ages 13 – 17, can spend their out of school time learning the tools, coping skills, and socialization strategies to keep them safe and drug free. Youth participate in life skills groups, social outings, educational supports, career development/exploration, and other activities that teach them how to maintain a healthy and sober lifestyle. 

The Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth is located at 1480 DeLowe Drive Atlanta, GA 30311. The phone number is 404-612-7111. Transportation is provided.

Services are offered in a group setting and include:

  • Substance abuse prevention education
  • Behavioral health psycho-education
  • Life and daily living skills (cooking, budgeting, time management, health and wellness)
  • Activities include: sporting events, video games, pool table and foosball
  • Homework assistance, and customized employment preparation
  • Youth/Peer/Family led group activities including monthly family dinners
  • Upon completion of the program, participants are encouraged to share their experiences with their peers through Positive Peer Mentoring

To schedule an appointment for an assessment to be considered for admission to The Clubhouse, please call the Intake Unit at the Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center 404-612-4111, ext. 1

 

School Based Mental Health Programs

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), through grant funds from the State of Georgia, continues to provide clinical support to the school system with school-based therapists to address the behavioral health needs of students. 
Youth receive school based-individual and/or group counseling, and case management services from master level licensed and/or licensed eligible clinicians. Referrals for additional resources, including more intensive behavioral health services are provided as needed.

The APEX Program delivers school-based services to children and youth in 5 of the 30 Title 1 schools within Fulton County. Schools currently serviced are: Banneker High School, Heritage Elementary, Creekside High School, Asa Hilliard Elementary, and Forrest Hills Academy. Services include psychosocial interventions, crisis response, individual and group therapy, and care coordination.

The Georgia Apex Project has three primary objectives:

  • Provide greater access to mental health services for students
  • Provide for the early detection of the mental health needs of students
  • Sustain increased coordination between Georgia's community mental health providers, local schools, and school districts where they reside  

What types of payment are accepted?    

  • Uninsured clients are funded by state contracted services
  • Insurance accepted: Amerigroup, CareSource, Cenpatico, Medicaid, Wellcare, and private insurances may vary.

Are walk-ins accepted or are appointments required?

Appointments are highly recommended so you don't have to wait for an available time to see the therapist. A behavioral health assessment is required to begin services, and this may take between 1.5 to 2 hours.

What insurances does CHRIS 180 take?

All offices take Medicaid, WellCare, CareSource, Amerigroup, and Cenpatico/Peachstate. Depending on the location, private insurances are accepted (e.g. BCBS/Anthem, Cigna, Aetna, AmBetter, United Healthcare, Medicare, etc.). Please contact the office closest to you to determine if your private insurance is accepted. 

Do you see clients/families that are uninsured?

Yes, we accept Fulton County families without insurance and will assist them in seeking insurance coverage for their children/family.   

What age range do you see?

We provide services for ages 4-24 years old.  

What services do you provide?

All offices provide individual counseling, family counseling, Psychiatric/Nurse services (telehealth also included) and community support individual services. We also offer group therapy/skills services based on the problem/need (e.g. depression, anxiety, life skills, substance use, etc.) at all locations. We provide trauma-informed services using ARC, TF-CBT, play therapy techniques, expressive therapy techniques, CBT, etc.  

What are the warning signs & symptoms?

In older children & pre-adolescents:

  • Substance abuse
  • Inability to cope with problems & daily activities 
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits 
  • Excessive complaints of physical ailments 
  • Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism 
  • Intense fear of weight gain 
  • Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death 
  • Frequent outbursts of anger 

In younger children: 

  • Changes in school performance 
  • Poor grades despite strong efforts 
  • Excessive worry or anxiety 
  • Hyperactivity 
  • Persistent nightmares 
  • Persistent disobedience or aggression 
  • Frequent temper tantrums