Mental Health

Georgia Crisis & Access Line


The crisis number is for consumers and providers needing access to services for mental illness, psychiatric problems and substance abuse problems.  A search will be for state funded facilities and resources.  A brief assessment is conducted and local resources are identified and appointments are scheduled.  The line also provides information for out patient as well as emergency care/stabilization.  The mobile crisis team can also be utilized by calling this number.  The line also serves individuals with developmental disabilities and after a preliminary assessment can help link consumers with appropriate resources provided by the State of Georgia.

Helpline Georgia 1-800-6745

The helpline is able to search for a variety of resources and provides referrals for available services. Referrals can be made for food, clothing, and shelter.  Referrals can also be made for dual diagnosis treatment, mental health treatment and substance abuse treatment.  The helpline can make referrals for state funded and private resources state wide.

Suicide Hotline 1-800-784-2433

The hotline provides immediate response to those in crisis and to those who are concerned about someone in crisis.  It also serves Veterans and Military personnel.


Archway-Healthy Colquitt Coalition Mental Health Committee

Local advocacy group dedicated to increasing quality mental health services to the community and to eliminating the stigma often attached to persons with mental illness. Areas of involvement: Judicial, Clinical, Youth, Suicide Prevention, Support and Education, and Moultrie NAMI, official chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports, and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community of hope through education, support, and advocacy.


Local Out Patient Resources

Anodyne Counseling

C. Yvonne Cox, PhD

Margaret McDaniel, LCSW

Myra Jordan, LMFT

600 1st St. SE

Moultrie, GA 31768

(229) 985-8452

Anodyne Counseling is a private counseling practice providing services to children and adults of all ages with issues ranging from chronic mental illness, emotional struggles, substance abuse, and interpersonal difficulties.  Group, individual, family, and marriage counseling is available as well as music therapy.  Anodyne accepts most commercial insurances, PeachState, Wellcare, Amerigroup and self payment.


GA Pines/Mental Health

Colquitt County Mental Health615 N Main Street Moultrie, GA 31768(229) 891-7375Wednesday only
Thomas County Mental Health1102 Smith Ave, Suite M Thomasville, GA 31792(229) 225-5208


Georgia Pines has re-opened in Colquitt County.  Therapy and psychiatric appointments can be scheduled in the Moultrie office.  Services provided include the following: substance abuse groups, individual counseling, medication management by a psychiatrist.


Covenant Counseling Center

600 2nd St. SE

Moultrie, GA 31768

(229) 890-2288


Good Samaritan

597 S. Main St.

Moultrie, GA 31768

(229) 890-5665

David Brown and his wife provide relationship teaching and instruction to Christian married couples.   It is not a fee based program.  Participants contract for four instructional sessions, attend church, and are encouraged to enter a one on one discipleship program.


Family Works

903 N. Patterson St.

Valdosta, GA 31698

(229) 219-1281

Family works operates on a sliding scale to zero.  Counseling services are provided by graduate students and professors in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Valdosta State University.  They provide individual and marriage counseling for a range of issues including divorce, anger management, grief and loss, and child behavior problems.  An appointment can be made by calling the number listed above.  If a call is received in the afternoon it will be returned the following day.


Professional  Associates Heath Care of Ga.

Local Phone: 229-516-8861/229-726-5803

Corporate: 770-233-8778

Fax: 866-605-8332 or 678-565-8496

Professional level ervices available to families with children at risk and needing assistance with the following:

●Psychiatric evaluation & Assessment.

●Bio-psychosocial assessment

●Money management

●Nursing assessment

●Coping skills, Life Skills

●In-home Individual & family therapy

●Substance abuse education, assessments and testing

●Behavior modifications, Parenting Skills

●Intensive Family therapy

●Domestic Violence Counseling

●Anger Management and education

●Child & Family Therapy

●Bereavement/ Grief Counseling

●Bullying/ Conflict resolution

●Core services

●Career Counseling


Local Psychiatric Hospitals

Turning Point

3015 Veterans Parkway

Moultrie, GA 31768

(229) 985-4815

Turning Point hospital is an Emergency Receiving Facility and accepts 1013 referrals.  Free telephone assessments and verification of insurance are provided.  The hospital offers three levels of care and are gender specific. (Inpatient, Women’s Partial Hospitalization Program, Men’s Partial Hospitalization Program, Women’s Intensive Out Patient Program, Men’s Intensive Out Patient Program) for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Dual Diagnosis.  The hospital is Medicare and Tricare approved.  Staff members include an addictionologist, psychiatrists, general medical doctors, and licensed therapists.


Northside Hospital

Crisis Number- 1-800-238-8661

401 Old Albany Rd.

Thomasville, GA 31792



Northside Hospital is an emergency receiving facility and accepts 1013.  The also accept voluntary admissions.  Phone assessments can be provided to determine the nature of the problem and available services.  Appointments and referrals are made based on the initial phone call.  The hospital provides  inpatient care for adults ages 18 to 55 and a separate unit provides inpatient care for geriatrics ages 55 and older.  Both provide mental health and substance abuse treatment.  There are two partial hospitalization programs, one providing services for mental health needs and one providing services for substance abuse.  Northside Hospital accepts commercial insurance, Medicaid, Medicaid, and Tricare.


The Center for Change

(229) 228-8190

The Center for Change is an out patient service, primarily for medication management provided by a psychiatrist.  A physician referral is necessary.   This service is for adults 18 years of age and older.


Greenleaf Hospital

Crisis Number- 1-800-247-2747

2209 Pineview Dr.

Valdosta, GA 31602

(229) 247-4357

Greenleaf is a 50-bed acute inpatient hospital serving individuals suffering from psychiatric problems or substance abuse. Greenleaf is an emergency receiving facility and accepts 1013.  The hospital serves individuals age 12 and older needing acute short term care.  The out patient clinic provides partial hospitalization, intensive out patient programing, and a teen focus program for ages 12- 17.  Greenleaf accepts most commercial insurances, Tricare, Amerigroup, Peachstate, Wellcare, and Medicare.


Phoebe Putney


Outreach and Assessment Coordinator

Christie Czerw

Phoebe Behavioral Health Center

417 3rd Avenue

Albany, GA 31701

Office: (229) 312-7003

Cell: (229) 347-5135

Phoebe is a Crisis Stabilization and Out Patient clinic.

Phoebe Behavioral Health: Scope of Services

The scope of the programs offered by the Behavioral Health Center at Phoebe Putney

Memorial Hospital enables the movement of patients to the most clinically

appropriate and cost-effective level of care. Treatment programs seek to provide

the patient and his or her family with knowledge, insight, and skill that will

assist them in dealing with their behavioral health issues. The goal is to stabilize

the patient’s symptoms and help the patient learn healthy coping strategies, reduce

and eliminate behavioral health symptoms as well as help the patient facilitate

healthy interpersonal interactions. A dedicated team of professionals includes

physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, and mental health technicians who

will provide compassionate and caring treatment through the following described

services and programs.

Inpatient Behavioral Health Services

Senior Behavioral Care Unit

The Senior Behavioral Care Unit is a 15-bed inpatient unit located on 4 East at

Phoebe Main Campus. All rooms on this unit are private occupancy.  The unit provides

services to individual’s age 65 and older who have been diagnosed with an acute

psychiatric illness and need immediate intervention.

Adult Behavioral Care Unit

The Adult Behavioral Care Unit is a 23-bed inpatient adult behavioral health unit

located on 3 East. The unit provides acute care to adults ages 18 and older who have

been diagnosed with an acute psychiatric illness and need immediate intervention.

* While admitted to either unit, patients participate in a variety of programs

including individual therapy, group therapy, recreational activities, medication

management and education, memory impairment testing,  basic life skills enhancement,

and more.


Structured Outpatient Program

The Structured Outpatient Programs are designed for people who present with a

psychiatric diagnosis and have the need for treatment, which is more intensive than

outpatient office visits and less than inpatient 24 hour hospitalization.  Phoebe

Behavioral Health offers to separate programs, a Senior Structured Outpatient

Program for patient 65 and older, and an Adult Structured Outpatient Program for

patients 18 and older. The program’s goal is stabilization with the intention of

averting inpatient hospitalization or reducing the length of hospital stay. While in

the program patient are seen by a psychiatrist every 2-4 weeks for medication

management. Patients are enrolled for anywhere from 2 to 4 days per week, and

participate in 3 group sessions per day.


Traditional Outpatient Clinic

A Psychiatrist practice is also offered to provide evaluation, assessment and

management of medications. Organized as a continuum of care, this system of

outpatient programs enables the movement of patients to the most clinically

appropriate and cost effective level of care. Appointments with individual

therapists can also be made in the outpatient clinic.


Macon Behavioral Health System

3500 Riverside Dr.

Macon, GA 31210

(478) 477-3829

MBH provides acute inpatient care to children and adolescents ages 5 to 18.  They are an emergency receiving facility and also accept voluntary admissions.  The hospital’s partial hospitalization program serves children and adolescents ages 5 to 18.  The hospital’s Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility serves children and adolescents ages 5 to 21.  The hospital accepts most commercial insurances, managed care Medicaid, Medicaid (residential), and Tricare.

Lakeside 912-330-8335

600 DOT Barn Rd.

Bloomingdale, GA 31302

Lakeside provides crisis stabilization for children and adolescents ages 5-17.  Referrals can be made for individuals with a current diagnosis or for bullying, perpetrators of abuse, victims of abuse, and for school and family problems.  Lakeside is an emergency receiving facility and 24 hour evaluation and admission services are available.


Coastal Behavioral Health

633 Stephenson Ave.

Savannah, GA 31405

(912) 354-3911

Coastal Harbor’s Acute Care is a short term treatment that focuses on stabilizing a crisis situation for male and female children ages 4 to 17.  The average length of stay is five to eight days.  Free, confidential assessment are provided 24/7 by calling the above number.  Costal Harbor accepts most commercial insurances, Medicaid, and Tricare and payment arrangements can be made for those without insurance coverage.

Coastal Harbor’s Intensive Residential program is a long term treatment option for children with ongoing behavioral, emotional and/or psychiatric problems.  There are two specialized units for boys and girls who may be developmentally delayed as well as those with sexually aggressive or abusive behaviors.  This program provides services to males and females ages 7 to 17 years of age and the average length of stay is 12 to 18 months.

Costal Behavioral Health is a 50 bed acute inpatient hospital for adults ages 18 and older from psychiatric problems or substance abuse.  Treatment components are tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual patient.  The program treats those with a psychiatric diagnosis, a primary substance abuse disorders, and co occurring disorders.  Medically supervised dextox is also provided.  Costal Harbor accepts most commercial insurances, Medicaid, Medicare and Tricare and payment arrangements can be made for those without insurance coverage.


Other Community Services

Probate Court

Colquitt County Courthouse

Moultrie, GA 31768

Judge Wesley Lewis

(229) 616-7415

Among the many functions of the Probate Court is ruling on competency issues.  If a loved one is unable to care for him or herself and needs a guardian and/or conserator to make decisions then a petition can be filed with the Probate Court.  A competency evaluation is scheduled and a hearing is held to determine competency.


Green Oaks

2443 Highway 133

Moultrie, GA 31768

(229) 891-7300

Greenoaks serves adults who are disabled due to a developmental diagnosis (including Mental Retardation and  Learning Disorders).  Programs are available for work opportunities and job coaching.  Call the above number to complete an assessment.


Department of Family and Children Services

449 N. Main St.

Moultrie, GA31768

(229) 228-3842

Fax: (229) 217-4034

Director: Denise Taylor

Fees: None

Financial services include TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), Food stamps, protective services for children and adults, adoption, foster care, volunteer services, child welfare services, Right from the Start Medicaid, subsidized support services such as training, childcare and transportation.

Eligibility Requirements: Based on income or requirements for individual programs

To Apply: Call or come in


Colquitt County Juvenile Court Services

37 N. Main St.

Moultrie, GA31791

(229) 891-7250

Supervision, tutoring is coordinated with the schools, specialized treatment in appropriate areas, counseling is provided or secured through referrals

Eligibility Requirements: Ages 9 – 16 depending on circumstances

To Apply: Referrals from law enforcement


Religious Affiliations

Rapha Christian Fellowship- (229) 529-9680

Pastor:  Barry Watson

Program Outreach Ministry Director: Kayla Watson

This nondenominational body is led by a volunteer staff with all resources going directly to services for identified needs within the Moultrie and Colquitt County community.  Services include one-on-one lay counseling, clothing give-aways, Thanksgiving meals, Community Christmas, Well Women Ministry, and Dream Team. The Dream Team is a waiting list for those with large needs such as home repair or furniture.


Pathway Outreach Center, Inc

(229) 985-2174


Friendship Outreach  Soup Kitchen

Barbara and Sam McCord

1001 1st Ave. SE  (The old Calvary Baptist Church building)

Moultrie, GA 31768

Ten to twelve area churches are involved in providing a dinning experience for the homeless and needy in our community.  After a devotional study, the attendees gather around tables and have dinner served to them.  There is a governing board leading this ministry and gifts are tax deductible.  The program is offered every Wednesday at 6 p.m.


Celebrate Recovery: (229) 890-1156

A Christ Centered Recovery Program

Temple Baptist Church

2138 US Highway 319 South

Moultrie, GA 31768

The program meets every Saturday night with supper at 6:00 (donations only), large groups and teaching/testimonies at 7:00, small groups at 8:00 and at 9:00 the Solid Rock Café for dessert.  Please call the above number for a current listing of groups. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to offer fellowship and celebrate God’s healing power through eight recovering principals found in the beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps.