Tombigbee Outreach Program
Facing Mental Illness
Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functions. It affects one in four adults regardless of age, race, income, religion or education and is not the result of personal weakness or lack of character. Most people diagnosed with mental illness can experience relief from their symptoms by actively participating in an individual treatment plan.
Our staff at Bryan W. Whitfield Memorial Hospital recognizes that mental health is necessary for an individual’s overall health and well-being. We are proud to provide a treatment facility that empowers individuals affected by mental disorders. Our goal is to help individuals and families overcome barriers to metal health recovery and achieve wellness through education, support, referrals and sources.
To offer the best care possible, our staff consists of general health and mental health professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our team gets to know each patient individually creating the opportunity for patients to practice new skills and promote confidence, independence and develop positive changes. Weekly treatment team meetings take place to review participants’ ongoing progress and treatment, as well as plan of care after discharge.
Each patient participates in a psychiatric evaluation, clinical assessment, and counseling. Counseling sessions include a variety of coping skills such as illness management, interpersonal relationships, and stress management. Weekly treatment team meetings take place to review participants’ ongoing progress and treatment, as well as plan of care after discharge.
It is human to offer support. It teaches us to recognize our strengths and weaknesses. It gives meaning to life. Caring for one another is our collective responsibility. It is an important component of wellness as an individual and as a community. Do not allow stigma and discrimination to deter you or a loved one form seeking life-saving treatment. Our Tombigbee Outreach Program is here to help.
Our outpatient psychiatry and counseling services ar for individuals, 18 years and older, who want to actively address their concerns in an outpatient environment. We have two psychiatry on staff who see clients from 9AM - 6PM throughout the week, Monday through Friday. Clients will be scheduled for an inital evaluation by the psychiatrist followed by teatment through an interdeisciplinary team made up of the psychiatrist, a counselor, and a nurse.Tombigbee Outreach helps people experiencing symptoms from such conditions as:
- Anxiety and/or Stress
- Grief and/or Loss
- Life Transitions
- Relationship and/or Family Issues
- Psychiatric Disorders
To schedule an initial evaluation call (334) 287-2805.
Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is also known as Intensive Outpatient Treatment. This program is a primary treatment program recommended for those who need a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life. It is designed for people who are struggling with addictions, substance use and abuse problems.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment (also known as IOP for "Intensive Outpatient Program") is a primary treatment program recommended in some circumstances by a clinical and medical assessment. IOP may be recommended for those who do not need medically-supervised detox. IOP can also enable people in recovery to continue their recovery therapies following successful detox, on a part-time yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life.
Start rebuilding your personal life and mending your important family ties right away, when you live at home and participate in intensive outpatient treatment. With the Intensive Outpatient Treatment program you are able to establish a foundation for long term recovery support in your local community right from the start of your treatment, instead of waiting until you return from living away in a rehab center.
Eligibility for the IOP is determined by a clinical/medical assessment, which is conducted by the admitting physician. The Intensive Outpatient Program is customized for each person, guided by the initial assessment and follow up.
To offer our clients the best care possible, our staff consists of general health and mental health professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Our team gets to know each patient individually creating the opportunity for patients to practice new skills and promote confidence, independence and develop positive changes. Weekly treatment team meetings take place to review participants’ ongoing progress and treatment, as well as plan of care after discharge.
If you would like to consider Intensive Outpatient Treatment for yourself or someone you know, call us at (334) 287-2422 to schedule an appointment.
Tombigbee Outreach has a Licensed Professional Counselor on staff that provides individual and family counseling services to adolescents and adults. Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, personal development and interpersonal issues such as relationships, communication and intimacy.
Both mental health and substance abuse counselors are available for appointments.
Patients are referred to Tombigbee Outreach from hospitals, by their physicians, psychiatrist, mental health providers, other healthcare providers, the patient’s family, friends, and employee assistance programs. Self-referrals are also accepted.
Transportation can be arranged with our van driver as needed.
Cost of Treatment
Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurance will cover psychiatric costs. Co-pay amounts may be required based on insurance type.
Medicare and Private insurance accepted. Medicaid does not cover IOP.
Private insurance by policy type, Medicare, and self-payments accepted. Medicaid does not cover individual counseling services.
Self-pay rates for each program can be discussed with our Program Director.
If you have any other questions that have not been answered in the above sections, please contact us for more information.
Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (3 days a week)
Individual Counseling (by appointment)
- A. DeMel Coleman, M.D.
- John B Jeans III, M.D.
- Linde McAdams, CRNP
Referral IntakeFor questions and more information call:
Psychiatry: (334) 287-2805
Couseling: (334) 287-2422