Administration Office Hours 8 am - 5pm Monday thru Friday
Contact Info Phone: (478-289-2522) Fax (478-289-2544)
Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services, which began operation July 1, 1994, was created under state law to succeed county boards of health as a public provider of mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse services to area citizens.Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services, with headquarters in Swainsboro, Georgia, serves six southeastern counties: Burke, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, and Screven.The area encompasses 3207 square miles, is sparsely populated with an average of 26 persons per square mile and is approximately sixty miles east to west.This area was last in the State of Georgia to be developed in community mental health services, with its official establishment in 1976.
The mission of Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services is to promote a better quality of life, by providing behavioral health services to those most-in-need, in partnership with communities in our service area.
Ogeechee Behavioral Health Services like other community mental health centers in Georgia, receives support from four major areas: individual fee collections, insurance, state, and federal funds. Fees are based on an individualís ability to pay according to income and family size. No one is refused service because of an inability to pay.