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River Edge Behavioral Health Open for Business in Fulton County
Jamie Dickson, River Edge Communications: 478.283.0138 // email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 3, 2018
FULTON COUNTY – River Edge Behavioral Health is open for business in Fulton County. The behavioral healthcare provider, contracted by the Fulton Board of Commissioners, opened two outpatient sites on Jan. 2 to offer core mental health and substance use disorder treatment services to uninsured adult Fulton County residents. On opening day, River Edge: Fulton County fielded more than 400 calls regarding services, and clinicians completed intake assessments throughout the day.
River Edge: Boulevard, located on the first floor of the Center for Health and Rehabilitation (265 Boulevard NE, Atlanta), provides a continuum of adult core behavioral health services, including intake assessments, individual counseling, group counseling, case management, peer services and medication management. River Edge: Boulevard is open Monday through Friday, and walk-ins are accepted between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for same-day service.
River Edge: Roswell Road offers substance use disorder treatment services in Suite A of the Fulton County North Annex (7741 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs). Services include intake assessments, individual counseling and group counseling. River Edge: Roswell Road is open Tuesdays and Thursdays; individuals can see a clinician from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Both River Edge: Fulton County locations are open access; no appointments are necessary to be seen by a clinician.
“As a leader in behavioral healthcare in Georgia for more than 65 years, River Edge is excited to get started in Fulton County. We are honored the Fulton County Commission trusted River Edge to help make life better for residents here. We’re also extremely grateful to the leadership and staff of the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health for their support and guidance,” said River Edge Chief Executive Officer Shannon T. Gordon, LCSW. “We look forward to providing hope and help to Fulton residents, for treatment is effective, and recovery can be expected.”
Currently, River Edge: Fulton County locations only provide services to uninsured Fulton County residents, offering sliding scale service fees based on income and family size. River Edge is applying for approval to accept Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurances in Fulton County in the near future.
“Yesterday was an exciting day for the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities as it marks a new chapter in the delivery of behavioral health services to County residents,” said the Director of the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities LaTrina R. Foster, LPC. “By contracting with River Edge we will employ innovative strategies in 2018 to improve behavioral health outcomes by opening new locations and reducing wait times, which fulfills a second principle of our Strategic Plan, which seeks to ensure ‘all people are healthy.’”
This spring, River Edge will open a third outpatient site at the South Fulton Service Center (5590 Stonewall Tell Road) in the newly established City of Renaissance (formerly South Fulton). River Edge will offer core behavioral health services at this location.
About River Edge Behavioral Health
The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provide state-of-the-art treatment and support services for more than 13,000 children, youth, families and adults annually, who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. A repetitive national award winner identified for its exemplary leadership by its international accrediting body, River Edge services extend throughout Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and Fulton Counties. Learn more at River-Edge.org. For help, call 478-803-7700 in Central Georgia or 404-665-8600 in Fulton County.
About the River Edge Foundation
The River Edge Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises private funds to help make life better for individuals who experience mental illness, addiction or a developmental disability, especially individuals served and supported through the robust, community-based offerings of River Edge Behavioral Health. The Foundation strives for excellence in fundraising, investing, stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutual beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.