Child or Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral Health

Youth Services

Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health Services

To better meet the behavioral health and addiction needs of Fulton County youth and young adults, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities has a contract with CHRIS 180 to provide child and adolescent behavioral health services in our facilities. 

SERVICES

  • School-Based Services
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Behavioral Health and Mental Health Treatment
  • Substance Abuse and Substance Use Treatment

HOW DO I ACCESS SERVICES?

To access services from the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), please call one of the locations that is most convenient to you, and schedule an appointment for an intake assessment. You will need to bring the following items:

  • Birth Certificate or Social Security Card
  • Insurance card
  • Picture ID of parent or guardian

For 24-hour access to services, call 1-800-715-4225

child/adolescent Behavioral health

faqs

What insurances does CHRIS 180 take?

All offices take Medicaid, WellCare, CareSource, Amerigroup, and Cenpatico/Peachstate. Depending on the location, private insurances are accepted (e.g. BCBS/Anthem, Cigna, Aetna, AmBetter, United Healthcare, Medicare, etc.). Please contact the office closest to you to determine if your private insurance is accepted. 

Do you see clients/families that are uninsured?

Yes, we accept Fulton County families without insurance and will assist them in seeking insurance coverage for their children/family.   

What age range do you see?

We provide services for ages 4-24 years old.  

What services do you provide?

All offices provide individual counseling, family counseling, Psychiatric/Nurse services (telehealth also included) and community support individual services. We also offer group therapy/skills services based on the problem/need (e.g. depression, anxiety, life skills, substance use, etc.) at all locations. We provide trauma-informed services using ARC, TF-CBT, play therapy techniques, expressive therapy techniques, CBT, etc.  

Are walk-ins accepted or are appointments required?

Appointments are highly recommended so you don't have to wait for an available time to see the therapist. A behavioral health assessment is required to begin services, and this may take between 1.5 to 2 hours.

What are the warning signs & symptoms?

In older children & pre-adolescents:

  • Substance abuse
  • Inability to cope with problems & daily activities 
  • Changes in sleeping and/or eating habits 
  • Excessive complaints of physical ailments 
  • Defiance of authority, truancy, theft, and/or vandalism 
  • Intense fear of weight gain 
  • Prolonged negative mood, often accompanied by poor appetite or thoughts of death 
  • Frequent outbursts of anger 

In younger children: 

  • Changes in school performance 
  • Poor grades despite strong efforts 
  • Excessive worry or anxiety 
  • Hyperactivity 
  • Persistent nightmares 
  • Persistent disobedience or aggression 
  • Frequent temper tantrums 
 

Child/Adolescent mental health services

Contact Us

Adamsville Regional Health Center

Mon - Fri         8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center

Mon - Thurs  9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.  Fri                   9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

North Fulton Service Center

Mon, Wed         10 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Fri                       10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth

Substance abuse and prevention for youth ages 14-17 years old