Friday, January 8, 2016

Residents Invited to Participate in Public Hearing on Self-Pay for Developmental Disability Services on January 20, 2016

Proposal Will Allow Citizens to Pay for Services at County’s Three Training Centers

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners is seeking public attendance and comment at a hearing on a proposal to adopt the option of self-pay for services for adults with developmental disabilities in the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. 

The proposed fees for the behavioral health and developmental disability services cover the cost of Community Access Group and Pre-Vocational services offered at the North, Central and South Training Centers.  The proposal would extend these services to residents whose family “would prefer to pay out of pocket” by establishing a fee structure for those who wish to self-pay for the service.  Residents who currently utilize “Medicaid Waivers” will continue to receive the services for adults with developmental disabilities at no charge.

The public hearing will be held at the Board’s January 20, 2016 meeting in the Assembly Hall of the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW. Atlanta, Georgia  30303. Residents wishing to comment on the proposed fee structure should attend the meeting. 

The proposed rates are as follows:

· An annual fee of $17,856 covers services for 5 days per week at 6 hours per day; 
· Monthly fees for the above are $1562.  Citizens may pay by the week, day or hourly at 
these rates:
· Weekly $372.00
· Daily $74.40
· Hourly $12.40

For additional information, please contact Interim BHDD Director of Clinical Services LaTrina Foster by email,, or by phone, 404-612-1687.

If you need reasonable modifications due to a disability, including communications in an alternate format, please contact Dr. Kim Turner, Fulton County Dept. of Health and Wellness, 404-613-1242.  For TDD/TTY or Georgia Relay Service Access dial 711.

Announcement of Public Hearing on Self-Pay Fees for
Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services
WHO: Fulton County Board of Commissioners
WHEN: Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 10:00 am

2-acre Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center

WHERE: Fulton County Government Center Assembly Hall
141 Pryor Street, SW
Atlanta, GA  30303

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