Alabama behavioral health group sees continued growth

Alabama behavioral health group sees continued growth

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The leader of an Alabama behavioral health care provider says the organization experienced tremendous growth in 2018.

AltaPointe CEO Tuerk Schlesinger outlined the accomplishments of the past year at the organization’s annual meeting in Mobile recently.

Schlesinger said opportunities to provide telehealth increased across AltaPointe’s seven-county service area. School-based therapy expanded to AltaPointe’s Sylacauga region, which serves Clay, Randolph, Talladega and Coosa counties.

AltaPointe Health merged with the former Cheaha Regional Mental Health Center in 2016.

That merger brought four counties — Talladega, Clay, Coosa, and Randolph— into the AltaPointe organization.

In 2018, AltaPointe provided more than 1.6 million services and served 34,000 people.