What is a Provider and How do I Access Services?

A Provider is an organization that offers behavioral health services to families. 

There are many ways that families can access services and resources through their local provider. Four ways are explained below.

NOTE: Your insurance plan may dictate your eligibility for some services. For those who may not have insurance, insurance enrollment and assistance may be available through your community’s provider. For more information, visit our FAQ page.

LIPTs: Your Gateway to Connection and Access

The Local Interagency Planning Team (LIPT) is a team of child serving agencies and community supports that work together to coordinate services for youth with behavioral health challenges and their families. LIPTs work side-by-side with the family to ensure their needs are met.

Families may self refer to their community’s LIPT by clicking the LIPT Chair List below and then reaching out to their community’s LIPT Chair to schedule a meeting.

If you have questions about LIPTs or how to connect with your LIPT Chair, you can contact La’Keidra Mitchell at LMitchelll@gsu.edu.

Community Service Boards (CSBs) & Other Providers

Community Service Boards are behavioral health providers that partner with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to offer mental health and substance misuse services and resources to families. CSBs also offer extracurricular activities (Clubhouses, leadership and skill building trainings, employment opportunities, and more!) for youth and young adults.

In addition to CSBs there are other behavioral health providers and partners that serve and support families through Georgia’s SOC by offering a range of mental health, substance misuse, and skill building services. 

Families may self refer to their local provider by contacting them using the information below.

The Georgia Collaborative Administrative Services Organization (ASO)

The Georgia ASO is a partner with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) that works to meet the needs of Georgia families. Three companies make up the ASO: The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), Beacon Health Options (Beacon), and Qlarant.

If you are interested in seeing which providers serve your community, what services may be available in your community, and the location of these providers, click the button below.

NOTE: The link will take you to a new page. 

Once you are on the new page, you can search for providers in your community by searching for a specific service, organization, age range, or you can search based on your zip code. The providers listed are in DBHDD’s Provider Network.

Find Help Georgia

Find Help Georgia is a simple way for families to get connected with services and resources. Find Help Georgia leverages a comprehensive directory of local resources that will help strengthen families who may be in need of support.

Families can search by zip code, or speak directly with a resource specialist via phone or online chat, to learn more about local resources.

NOTE: The link will take you to a new page.