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A Message From Our CEO

 

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere holiday wishes to 

all of those individuals who participate in our service programs, our community

partners, and all of our Advantage employees and their families.  This year as been 

difficult for all of us, but it warms my heart to know and work with so many individuals

who have sacrificed so much in order to continue providing services to those within  our communities

who are most in need.  We, at Advantage, take pride in the fact, that we have continued to provide a high level of services despite the challenges faced by our community over the past year.  We look forward to continuing our good work in 2021!


Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Our Mission

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems provides person-centered treatment and recovery support to individuals and families experiencing behavioral health challenges, intellectual/developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases.


Vision

We envision a community of collaborative and multidisciplinary partners where everyone is understood and accepted without judgement, has access to high quality and sustainable care, and thrives in their life journey.

 

Values

QUALITY

  • We meet the needs and exceed the expectations of everyone by utilizing best practices, and always striving to do better.

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • We believe in ethical and responsible stewardship of the financial resources, employee and community relationships, and the individuals and families entrusted to our care.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

  • We seek continuous improvement in the services we provide, the lives of our clients, and the health of our agency through education, evaluation, and a willingness to change.

RELATIONSHIP

  • We nurture connections among employees, client and community that allows individuals to realize their greatest potential through self-determination

ACCESSIBILITY

  • We will actively engage with our communities to ensure everyone has access to person-centered care.

 

Please read the latest Updates regarding changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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UPDATE to Advantage COVID-19 Response:

Although the statewide shelter-in-place order was lifted May 1, Advantage is continuing to offer routine outpatient services through telehealth and will be limiting in-person appointments for the foreseeable future.  Outpatient centers will remain open for in-person medical and crisis services only.  Our Behavioral Health Crisis Center, Homeless Day Service Center, Residential Programs, and other 24/7 programs will continue services utilizing necessary precautions to keep staff and clients safe. We will update this page regularly with any changes.  If you have questions or need help accessing the link to you telehealth appointment, please call:  1-855-333-9544.

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Coronavirus Latest Updates 12/14/2020

Advantage Behavioral Health System is working diligently to avoid a disruption in clients receiving services in spite of the recent rises of Coronavirus cases. Our outpatient clinics in all counties will remain open for intakes, walk-ins and crisis services. Our Behavioral Health Crisis Center, Homeless Day Service Center, Specialty Programs and 24/7 programs will continue services utilizing necessary precautions to prevent exposure. Group services will remain suspended and our IDD Day Programs will remain closed.

Effective March 24, 2020, we have implemented telehealth for outpatient services and some specialty programs. This will allow our clients who have scheduled appointments with a prescriber, clinician or case manager to continue receiving services without coming on site. Telehealth services will include video conferencing and telephone calls with a provider. We will utilize a telehealth platform for video conferencing that will allow clients to keep their appointment and access their provider without leaving their home. Clients will need internet connection and a smartphone or computer and follow 3 simple steps:

  1. Your provider will send you a link via text or email to join their waiting room.  Each provider has their own link with their waiting room name. The link will look like this and will include your providers room name:

    https://Advantage.doxy.me/RoomName
     
  2. You will click on the link.
     
  3. You will be asked to check-in. Your provider will see that you have checked in and will have you join the session.

If you DO NOT have access to a phone, internet, computer or a smartphone for video conferencing you may continue coming on site for your appointments. Not all services will be using video conferencing, instead providers will make contact with clients via telephone.

Please continue to practice social distancing and follow the recommendations of the CDC and the Department of Public Health during this time to prevent the spread of the virus. Thank you for your support as we navigate this challenging situation. We will continue to seek the advice of health professionals as developments occur and make updates as necessary. 

Tammy Conlin, CEO

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Please see steps below on how to find resources for free community and in home WIFI access across the state of GA:

 

In the Google search engine type the following: free WIFI in Georgia due to COVID-19

The first link that will populate in the search will say Georgia Internet Access for COVID-19 update/Georgia

Click on that link and it will direct you to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs 

On the Georgia Department of Community Affairs website you will see an icon for community internet access and an icon for in home internet access. 

The community icon will provide free hot spots across Georgia. 

The home icon will provide you with internet providers that are providing free internet in homes during COVID-19 pandemic and steps to take to obtain the free internet from those providers.

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Advantage now has telehealth intakes. If you are in need of mental health or addictive disease services, please call 1-855-333-9544 to schedule an appointment. We offer individual, group, and family therapy, peer support, and psychiatric evaluation and medication management. Due to COVID-19 we are offering all routine services through telehealth.

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10 Locations

Our services cover the 10 county region of Northeast Georgia. We operate 6 behavioral health outpatient clinics and 7 clinical sites for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities.