Northeast Georgia Physicians Group’s (NGPG) behavioral health specialists are Licensed Clinical Social Workers who provide counseling and guidance to our patients who are dealing with challenges like addiction and mental illness.
NGPG’s behavioral health specialists are credentialed with most major health insurance companies and, like your doctor, will bill for services provided to you. Most health insurance plans offer behavioral health benefits, but the type of coverage can vary by plan. If you are unsure about the behavioral health benefits your plan offers, call your insurance company before your first appointment.
The first session is an assessment to determine your view of the problem and how you want things to be different. It’s important for the behavioral health specialist to get a clear understanding of how current symptoms impact things like relationships, work, and general mood. Together, you and your behavioral health specialist will establish goals and develop a plan for reaching them. The plan may include returning for weekly or bi-weekly therapy sessions or scheduling an appointment with a Psychiatrist.
All it takes is one visit to any of our NGPG locations, including Urgent Care within the last 12 months. No referral is needed for established patients. You can call any of our convenient locations directly or request an appointment through any of our primary care, urgent care, or specialist locations.
Can’t wait? Here are some 24/7 Resources:
Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1-800-715-4225 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255