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Office of Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Director: Linda Henderson-Smith, Ph.D
Email: lyhenderson@dbhdd.ga.gov

The Office of Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) offers children and their families a range of treatment and support services to address emotional and behavioral problems. Early treatment of these problems is critical to help a child complete school and develop fundamental developmental skills. 

The Office of CAMH offers a variety of services to youth and their families. All services can be accessed through the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) by calling (800) 715-4225 or visiting www.mygcal.com.  

Core and Specialty Services include evaluation/assessment, diagnosis, counseling and medication, therapy (individual, group, and family), community support services, crisis assessments, and physician services. These services are provided in clinics and other locations as needed, including homes, schools, detention facilities, and other community settings. 

Crisis Services include crisis stabilization and mobile crisis response services.

Mobile Crisis Response Services (MCRS) provides community-based, face-to-face crisis response 24 hours a day, seven days a week to individuals in an active state of crisis. MCRS offers short-term, behavioral health services for persons in need who may have been unable to successfully maintain stability.  

Psychiatric Residential Treatment (PRTF) Services provide comprehensive mental health and substance abuse treatment to children, adolescents, and young adults ages 5-21 who, due to severe emotional disturbance, are in need of quality active treatment that can only be provided in an inpatient treatment setting and for whom alternative, less restrictive forms of treatment have been tried and found unsuccessful or are not medically indicated. There are seven PRTFs in the state:

Coastal Harbor
633 Stephenson Avenue
Savannah, Georgia
Telephone: (912) 354-3911

Devereux
1291 Stanley Road
Kennesaw, Georgia
Telephone: (770) 427-0147

Hillside
690 Courtenay Drive
Atlanta, Georgia
Telephone: (404) 875-4551

Lake Bridge
3500 Riverside Drive
Macon, Georgia
Telephone: (478) 477-3829

Laurel Heights
934 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia
Telephone: (404) 888-7860

Lighthouse
3100 Perimeter Parkway
Augusta, Georgia
Telephone: (706) 651-0005

Youth Villages – Inner Harbor
4685 Dorsett Shoals Road
Douglasville, Georgia
Telephone: (770) 852-6300

Crisis Stabilization Units (CSU): There are four CSUs in Georgia. Each serves youth from all over the state who are in need of short-term acute stabilization of behavioral health problems. The four programs are:

Hopes Corner
756 Woodbury Highway
Building B, Suite 101
Greenville, GA 30222
Telephone: (706) 775-0544
Serving youth ages 5-18

Lakeside
600 DOT Barn Road
Bloomingdale, GA 31302
Telephone: (912) 330-8335
Serving youth ages 5-18

River Edge
3575 Fulton Mill Road
Macon, GA 31206
Telephone: (478) 471-5393
Serving youth ages 5-14

View Point Health
2591 Candler Road
Decatur, GA 30032
Telephone: (404) 244-2368
Serving youth ages 14-18

Care Management Services assist participants in identifying and gaining access to needed waiver and other State Plan Services, as well as medical, social, educational and other services, regardless of the funding source for the services to which access is gained. There are two programs that offer these services statewide:

Lookout Mountain CME
Telephone: (706) 806-1239

Viewpoint Health CME
Telephone: (678) 209-2398

Resiliency Support Clubhouses: This program for youth is designed to provide a comprehensive and unique set of services for children and families coping with the isolation, stigma, and other challenges of mental health disorders. The clubhouse programs provide supportive services that include educational supports, employment services, peer support, family engagement, social activities, and other initiatives geared to engage youth and assist them in managing behaviors and symptoms. There are six resiliency support clubhouses in the state. 

Rabun Clubhouse
3 Buzz Saw Lane
Tiger, Georgia
Run by Avita Community Services
Telephone: (800) 525-8751

Connect
60 Highway 22 West
Milledgeville, Georgia
Run by River Edge CSB
Telephone: (478) 803-7714

The Spot
1976 Flat Shoals Rd
Atlanta, Georgia
Run by CHRIS Kids
Telephone: (404) 564-5201

Aspire
2500 Dawson Road #101
Albany, Georgia
Run by Albany CSB
Telephone: (229) 430-5100

Shine
131 N. College St.
Statesboro, Georgia
Run by Pineland CSB
Telephone: (912) 764-6906

iClub
210 Lyons St.
Jackson, Georgia
Run by McIntosh Trail
Telephone: (770) 358-5252