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Company Profile: Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
Advantage Behavioral Health Systems
250 North Avenue
Advantage is a not-for-profit agency (community service board in State of Georgia) serving the behavioral health and developmental disability needs for approximately 7500 adult and 1200 children/youth clients in a 10 county area surrounding Athens, Georgia. Advantage has the continuum of services ranging from traditional outpatient to day treatment and peer programs to community-based programs (ACT/CST) to crisis stabilization services for adults. It is expanding its services in the areas of housing, integrative health co-location of behavioral health services, treatment and accountability courts, and telepsychiatry as well as providing leadership in clinical teaching for the health and human services professions.
Advantage was initially called Northeast Georgia Community Health Center. In 1972, the Department of Human Resources included mental health which was a huge step towards community-based treatment and gave rise to an increase in community-based clinics such as ours. In 2000, the Organization changed its name to Advantage Behavioral Health Services, Inc.
There is no night or weekend call in clients are referred to state crisis-line. Salaried position with benefits/options (PTO; 401K with up to 10% match; health; life; disability; etc. Approximately 25% of prescriber services are provided by telemedicine services. Our model includes licensed clinician completing initial intakes for biopsychosocial history and diagnois prior to meeting with prescriber; clinicians handle locating 1013 hospitalization placements for physicians.