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WellStar Behavioral Health

WellStar Behavioral Health provides a variety of services designed to assist the individual needs of each patient.



  • WellStar Behavioral Health Resource Team responds to psychiatric emergencies in all four WellStar Emergency Departments - Cobb, Douglas, Kennestone, and Paulding. Licensed Mental Health Professionals complete comprehensive, face to face, Mental Health Assessments in our Emergency Departments. WellStar’s Behavioral Health Call Center also has Licensed Mental Health Professionals available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer crisis calls and provide telephonic guidance. Therapists assist with providing referral information, discussing treatment options or provide empathetic listening to assist each individual with their unique needs.


    Phone: 470-732-3789 – 24/7 Call Center


  • WellStar Behavioral Health Adult Inpatient Services provides short-term adult inpatient stabilization for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.


    Phone: 470-732-6580


  • Outpatient Counseling Services offers adult services including, Outpatient Counseling Groups, Intensive Outpatient Programs, Partial Hospitalization Programs, Workshops & Seminars, and Professional Development.


    Phone: 470-732-6960


  • Health Psychology focuses on disease prevention, the treatment of health problems through behavior modification, the promotion of health, and the identification of psychological and social causes of illness and disease.


    Phone: 470-514-6760


    Services span:


    • Alcoholism, Chemical dependence and other addictions
    • Dual diagnosis groups (for people with both psychiatric and addictive disorders)
    • Mood Disorders such as Depression and Bipolar Disorder
    • Anxiety Disorders such as Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder
    • Family and relationship issues
    • Work issues
    • Age-related issues
    • Communication skills
    • Psycho education groups
    • Trauma, abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Psychotic Disorders such as Schizophrenia

  • Other WellStar Medical Stabilization Services: New Vision.


    Phone: 470-732-1287


WellStar Behavioral Health Resource Team

The WellStar Behavioral Health Resource Team responds to psychiatric emergencies in all four Wellstar Emergency Departments - Cobb, Douglas, Kennestone, and Paulding. Licensed Mental Health Professionals complete comprehensive, face to face, Mental Health Assessments in our Emergency Departments. WellStar call center has licensed mental health professionals available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer crisis calls and provide telephonic guidance. Therapists assist with providing referral information, discussing treatment options or provide empathetic listening to assist each individual with their unique needs.


Phone: 470-732-3789 – 24/7 Call Center


Adult Inpatient Services

The Behavioral Health Center at WellStar Cobb Hospital provides an intensive therapeutic environment with 24-hour medical care for people struggling from severe depression and other mental illnesses including:


  • 24-hour Behavioral Health monitoring and supervision
  • Behavioral Health diagnostic assessment and evaluation
  • Medication stabilization and management
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Recreational therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Patient and family education
  • Discharge and aftercare planning

Admissions for adults 18 years of age and older are accepted 24 hours a day through our 24 hour Behavioral Health Call Center. Referrals can be made by physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses, mental health professionals, ministers, judges, law enforcement officers, family members, friends, employers, and employees. Treatment recommendations will be made based on a confidential clinical assessment and admission will be determined by a psychiatrist. If required, insurance will be pre-certified.


After admission, a thorough evaluation is conducted to help determine the contributing factors of the patient's distress. A clinical team will evaluate any underlying medical or biochemical origins to the patient's symptoms. An interdisciplinary treatment team will work with the patient, family and other healthcare professionals to develop an effective course of treatment based on the results of the evaluations.


Admitting physicians are in network for many of the major insurance carriers. Please Call your carrier to initiate the initial authorization and for benefit plan coverage.


In the event of an emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room.


For more information, call 470-732-3789.


Outpatient Counseling Services

Outpatient Counseling Services (OCS) has developed multi-level service options for patients experiencing psychiatric disorders as well as addiction disorders. Participants receive individualized treatment that promotes healthier lifestyle choices, improved relationship dynamics, support, long-term recovery and education.


Diagnostic Assessments for Treatment
The initial assessment identifies the most appropriate level of care necessary in returning the individual to their optimal level of functioning. Individuals meeting the criteria for admission will be further evaluated by a psychiatrist to complete the evaluation process. An individualized treatment plan will be developed by the team to assist the individual on the road to recovery.


Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
OCS offers behavioral health services to individuals that are experiencing acute symptoms of substance abuse and mental illness, but do not require the 24-hour supervision provided by inpatient psychiatric care. Clients attend PHP Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Alternative schedule maybe available from 11:40 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
OCS offers the intensive outpatient program to meet the needs of individuals whose symptoms are severe, but not acute. While in the IOP patients attend treatment Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Alternative schedule maybe available from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. This allows many patients to live at home and maintain a work or school schedule while in treatment.


Outpatient Groups
Licensed mental health professionals are available to see clients for weekly outpatient counseling groups. Sessions can be scheduled according to clients' necessities and availability.


Debriefings
OCS can provide emergency intervention to help people who have recently experienced major loss or suffering. These cases include natural disasters, shootings, and other situations that involve fear, injury, extreme discomfort, property damage, or loss of friends and loved ones.


Workshops, Seminars & Professional Development
Continuing Education workshops and seminars are available for mental health professionals and individuals in the community. Please contact us at 470-732-6960 for current topics and schedule.


Outpatient Counseling Services Contact Info:

  • Phone: 470-732-6960
  • Fax: 470-739-0163
  • Address: 3950 Austell Road, Austell, GA 30106

 

Outpatient Counseling Services is located in the front of the Cobb Hospital Campus, in the suite adjacent to the Cobb Imaging Center. Look for the purple awning labeled "Outpatient Counseling Services."

 
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