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Alabama mental health group: Merger has led to more services

November 28, 2018

SYLACAUGA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama mental health provider is marking two years since it merged with a regional mental health provider, and it says the new organization is now able to provide more services.

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

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

AltaPointe said in a news release Wednesday that the number of people served in the four-county region has nearly doubled and that school-based therapy programs have been expanded.

AltaPointe CEO Tuerk Schlesinger says immediate plans for the region include new outpatient treatment facilities in Randolph and Clay counties; and a $500,000 capital investment project in Talladega County.

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