Corporate Overview

CarePointe-PresentationAltaPointe Health Systems is more than a community mental health center; we are Alabama’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare and psychiatric hospital system and the second largest in the southeastern US.

Individuals in need of mental health and addiction services face many challenges in their everyday lives. Receiving quality care and assistance in achieving recovery and better health should not be an added obstacle for them. At AltaPointe, our professionals work diligently to help our patients conquer challenges and overcome obstacles that may hamper them from recovering.

AltaPointe has been and continues to be the catalyst in transforming mental health into the mainstream of integrated healthcare in our region. To solidify our place in the regional healthcare network, we collaborate with educational, law enforcement and other healthcare and community-based mental health partners to create more services and make them more available and accessible to those who need them the most.

Tuerk and Alabama's Governor together at Medicaid Transformation Announcement of Region E RCO Members

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announces the Region E RCO members in December 2014. Members include, from left, Dr. Don Williamson, state commissioner of public health; Tuerk Schlesinger, CEO of AltaPointe Health Systems; Danny Rickert, executive director of the Gulf Coast Regional Care Organization; Gov. Bentley; Stephanie Azar, acting commissioner of Medicaid; and John Pannelli, chief financial officer of the Gulf Coast Regional Care Organization.

To make this possible, AltaPointe has recruited the brightest professional, medical and leadership staff with state-of-the art technology, adherence to the highest clinical standards of care and sound business principles. As a result, the people we serve receive the highest quality care in a seamless continuum of outpatient, residential and inpatient settings.

AltaPointe adheres to the highest clinical standards of care and sound business principles as exhibited by our professional and medical credentials. AltaPointe is accredited by The Joint Commission. In addition, our outpatient and residential services are certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health, and our two psychiatric hospitals are licensed by the Alabama Department of Public Health.

Wherever possible, AltaPointe utilizes evidence-based practices in clinical care such as those endorsed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, SAMHSA, and The National Council for Behavioral Health.

Julie Bellcase and Larry Jackson at Annual MeetingOur administrative, clinical and medical teams are committed to expanding services to meet community needs that improve the quality of life for everyone we serve. Most of our services are targeted to residents of Mobile, Baldwin and Washington counties. However, often our unique capacity to provide comprehensive mental health services allows us to serve residents throughout Alabama, along the Gulf Coast and beyond.

Medical-CheckupAltaPointe’s medical staff members include 23 full-time psychiatrists and 15 full-time certified registered nurse practitioners (CRNP). We also employ more than 314 licensed and certified behavioral and clinical healthcare professionals who provide the highest quality services.

Today, AltaPointe employs a total of 1,300 clinical and non-clinical staff members who serve approximately 23,000 children, adolescents and adults annually.

How We Serve

AltaPointe collaborates with dozens of state and local agencies to accomplish our main goal, which is to promote wellness and recovery through behavioral healthcare services. Learn more

What We Do

AltaPointe’s four main divisions of service include inpatient, outpatient, residential and specialized services. Learn more

Who We Are

As a public not-for-profit entity, AltaPointe oversees a community-based system of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services. Learn more

Who We Serve

Numbers don’t tell the whole story; people do. Learn more