As a public not-for-profit entity, AltaPointe oversees a community-based system of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services. Formerly known as Mobile Mental Health, the Alabama State Legislature established the organization’s board of directors under Alabama Act 310 to implement and provide services in 1957.
The organization officially became AltaPointe Health Systems, Inc. in 2007. We wanted a name that mirrored our past strengths as well as the advancements we had made. We had become a recognized leader in providing excellent services and the utilization of best practices. A new name and brand were in order.
The words, “Alta” and “Pointe” combine to create the coined name, “AltaPointe.” It means the highest, or best, place. “Health” represents our focus on integrating other types of care into our continuum; “Systems” indicates we are a larger, more diversified organization.
AltaPointe is a place where individuals affected by mental illness, substance abuse and developmental disability can receive individualized treatment and expect excellent care. We believe our name, AltaPointe Health Systems, reflects the administrative, clinical and technological advances and positive approaches to behavioral healthcare that we embrace.