Corporate Overview

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 of the highest quality. That goal has not changed in the more than 57 years we have served the community.

AltaPointe’s 310 Board is the funding channel for state dollars to Mobile ARC, Drug Education Council, L’Arche, and SOMI Club.

In addition to the acute hospitals, AltaPointe collaborates closely with Mobile County Probate Court, Strickland Youth Center, Mobile County Sheriff’s Department, Mobile Metro Jail, Department of Human Resources, Mobile County Health Department and its Teen Center, Mobile County Public Schools, Franklin Primary Health, Mostellar Medical Center, USA College of Medicine, USA Departments of Psychiatry and Education, University of Mobile, US Probation Office, Housing First, Mobile Housing Board, National Alliance on Mental Illness, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, The Bridge, McKemie Place, Housing First Inc, and all area nursing schools. We also work through our sub-contractors to collaborate with Mobile Police Department, FBI, US Attorney, Mulherin Custodial Home, Goodwill/Easter Seals, Volunteers of America, local businesses, local churches, volunteer organizations and various professional and advocacy associations.

AltaPointe expanded its area of coverage when we merged April 1, 2014, with the Baldwin County Mental Health Center followed by Cheaha Regional Mental Health Center in August 2016. Among many things, the mergers have meant more collaborative relationships within our seven counties; Mobile, Baldwin, and Washington counties in the south; Clay, Coosa, Randolph, and Talladega counties in our northern region.

“The merger helps us become a better regional, behavioral healthcare system. This action also helps us respond to the changes that have already happened in healthcare as well as the ones we know are coming our way,” said Tuerk Schlesinger, AltaPointe CEO.

AltaPointe’s Expansion

“The AltaPointe, BCMH, and CRMHC boards of directors thoroughly investigated the needs of each organization and recognized the wisdom of merging,” Schlesinger continued. “They were diligent, patient and understanding as we poured over the multitude of details required to bring about each merger.”

This is not a merger like one might read about in the for-profit world. There was neither a buyout nor a downsizing, and there were no layoffs; in fact, there was an expansion of services.