Mental Health

Georgia Crisis and 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 Street, SE
Moultrie, GA 31768

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.


The Vashti Center
1815 E. Clay Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
229-226-4634, ext. 108
[email protected]
Executive Director: Elijah Miranda MPH, MCHES


Vashti firmly believes that healthy families lead to healthy communities. This commitment has inspired us in our work aiding children and youth who are currently living with mental health struggles.


We offer many health services to eligible children and youth ages 5 to 17 including:

  • Trauma Assessment
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Medication Evaluations
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Education
  • Nursing Services
  • Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
  • Community Support Services
  • Seven Challenges


We accept: Medicaid, Peachcare, Wellcare, private insurance, private pay, and others.


GA Pines/Mental Health

Colquitt County Mental Health

615 N Main Street
Moultrie, GA 31768
Wednesday only

Thomas County Mental Health

1102 Smith Ave, Suite M
Thomasville, GA 31792


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

 Good Samaritan
597 S. Main St.
Moultrie, GA 31768

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

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.
 229-516-8861 or 229-726-5803, Local Phone
770-233-8778, Corporate
866-605-8332 or 678-565-8496, Fax
[email protected]
[email protected]

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

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: 800-238-8661
401 Old Albany Road
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

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: 800-247-2747
2209 Pineview Drive
Valdosta, GA 31602

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
229-312-7003, Office
229-347-5135, Cell

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

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.

600 DOT Barn Road
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 Avenue
Savannah, GA 31405

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

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

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 North Main Street
Moultrie, GA31768
229-228-3842, Office
229-217-4034, Fax

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 Street
Moultrie, GA 31791

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
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

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
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.