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TREATMENT FACILITIES / PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITALS
Region Five Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
1915 Eisenhower Drive
Region 5 DBHDD is an acute care setting for treatment of mental health and addictive diseases in the southeast Georgia region. This state hospital is for short term treatment of mental health, mental retardation & substance abuse.
Behavioral Health Services provided include:
CORE Behavioral Health The basic out-patient services for people with a serious mental illness or with an addictive disease. It consists of being evaluated by a psychiatrist and a nurse, and the development of a treatment plan. The treatment plan may include a prescription for medication, a schedule of appointments for out-patient counseling, supported employment, and home visits by a community service worker. These services are provided by 4 CSB’s, and 2 private providers. In addition
Specialty Behavioral Health:
Crisis Stabilization Program Crisis Stabilization Services provided in residential settings to rapidly stabilize the behaviors and symptoms of a person in an acute phase of mental illness, or to provide detoxification services to people high on drugs or alcohol. People are usually discharged in 5 days or less and are referred to a Core Provider for out-patient services. There are 4 CSU’s in Region Five and they are operated by 4 CSB’s. They have a combined capacity of 60 beds and admit an average of 320 people per month.
Housing Vouchers To provide Supported Housing and Bridge Funding to persons with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness in the Settlement Agreement’s Target Population. The Supported Housing will assist such individuals in attaining and maintaining safe and affordable housing and support their integration into the community. The program is designed to provide housing supports for approximately 2,000 tenants statewide that are
Deemed ineligible for any other benefits.
Peer This service provides structured activities within a peer support center that promote socialization, recovery, wellness, self-advocacy, development of natural supports, and maintenance of community living skills. Activities are provided between and among individuals, who have common issues and needs, are consumer motivated, initiated and/or managed, and assist individuals in living as independently as possible.
ACT Has all of the service types of a Core Provider except the building, and it has smaller caseloads in order to provide more intense services in the person’s community, including 24/7 support. Region Five has two teams provided by 1 CSB and 1 Private provider. One team covers Chatham County while the other covers Glynn and Camden Counties. In a year each team can serve up to 100 people consisting of people with a serious mental illness and who are most at risk of re-hospitalization, or of being homeless or jailed are eligible for this service.
Intensive Case Management (ICM), Case Management (CM), and Community Service Teams (CST) are other forms of community based care that goes to the person in their home or other places in the community to support their efforts to recovery.
Caseloads are usually no more than 30 people per staff member. These services are an adjunct to the Core Services the person is receiving and are designed to help the person be successful in their community. ICM is provided by 1 CSB, CM is provided by two different CSBs, and CST is provided by a fourth CSB.CM ICM
Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) A service that has staff on call 24/7 to respond to any crisis call that may be related to a mental illness or substance abuse issue. They conduct a face to face evaluation where ever the person is located and will make recommendations for further treatment if indicated. This service is available in 4 of the 34 counties of region five, and offered by 2 CSBs and GRHS. These teams conduct an average of 130 evaluations per month.
Adult Residential Services range from intensive treatment in a small residential setting with the goal of the person recovering to the point of moving to independent living; to providing rent supplements to help a person in recovery live as independently as possible. There are 274 slots available that serve an estimated 390 people per year. These residential services are provided by 2 CSB’s and 2 private providers.
Supportive Employment In line with current best practice, this service emphasizes that a rapid job search and placement approach be prioritized above traditional prevocational training or traditional vocational rehabilitation. Job development, placement and training are for people who, due to the severity of their disabilities, need support to locate, choose, obtain, learn and maintain a job. Services include supports to choose and obtain paid employment in competitive wage, individual-based community jobs, as well as brief training support to learn the specific job skills/tasks necessary to perform and retain a particular job.
Emergency Receiving Facilities:
Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah Acting Regional Hospital
Admissions and Contact Information
Phone: (912) 356-2030
Fax: (912) 356-2573
American Work, Inc.
836 E. 65th St, Suite 42
American work offers care to chronically mentally ill patients. Residential support is
available (when space permits), as well as psycho-social rehabilitation. Residents can seek support from CSI workers, who provide case management services. For more information, please call.
Services provided include:
• Adult Residential Supports
• Peer Support Day Services
• Savannah Mental Health and Addictive Disease Outpatient Clinic
• Supported Employment Services
• Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
• Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Recovery Place of Savannah
515 East 63th Street
Recovery Place of Savannah is an intensive outpatient center specializing in the treatment of substance abusers and chemical dependent people.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).
• Crisis stabilization,
• Education, and
• Intensive group therapy.
IOP is a safe, therapeutic environment and allows patients the opportunity to move through a variety of services and different levels of care.
Treatment in the Intensive Outpatient Program includes the following:
Morning and Evening programs
Personalized treatment plans developed with the client and counselor working together;
A focus on the chemical dependence of the individual, as well as disease process, and the effects of this disease on their lives, help in identifying
obstacles to sobriety;
Support through group therapy and individual sessions
Medical services on site Detoxification, if needed.
A support system that consists of peers, medical personnel, family, friends, 12-step group with a sponsorship, and individualized counseling.
Affected Family Program (because this is a “family disease”).
Graduation from the program occurs when the patient meets all goals specified in their personal treatment plan. Aftercare services are offered for a period of one year (at no cost).
Savannah Counseling Services (SCS)
800 East 70th Street
Savannah Counseling Services, Inc. SCS serves residents of Chatham County and offers an array of services to support those who are challenged with behavioral health concerns.
SCS provides the following core adult, children & adolescent mental health services:
• Mental Health Assessment
• Crisis Intervention
• Medication Administration
• Physician Assessment and Care
• Community Support Services
• Individual Counseling
• Group Counseling
• Family Counseling
• Nursing Assessment and Care
• Intensive Case Management (ICM)
* Please call 912-790-6225 for appointments