WE PROVIDE EXPERT CLINICAL TREATMENT FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES
The focus of North Alabama Psychiatric Associates (NAPA) is to provide expert clinical treatment for individuals and families dealing with mental health issues. We provide a variety of services from medication management, evaluation and specialized psychotherapy for individuals, group therapy, and family and couples therapy.
Office visits are scheduled by appointment only. Due to the nature of our schedules, we are typically unable to accept walk-ins. We do accept crisis calls from established patients, and will do our best to fit you in to see your provider. Each provider has their own protocol for handling after-hours needs, and a messaging service is available. Please call to schedule your appointment in advance.
If you are in a crisis situation or medical emergency that cannot wait for a return call from NAPA, or you are uncertain, please go to your nearest Emergency Department (ER), or call 911. Another option is to contact Crisis Services of North Alabama at either 1-800-691-8426 or 256-716-1000, available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. To speak to an expert regarding incidental ingestions, you may also call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222.
In general, our providers do not provide forensic evaluations, legal evaluations, nor long-term disability evaluations. However, with appropriate signed releases, we routinely provide copies of treatment records to the appropriate parties as documentation support of these efforts. Such evaluations are typically not covered by third party payers, which usually only pay for treatment-related services.
Many evaluators specializing in forensic and disability assessments exist, and can be easily located, in most communities. Requests for these assessments frequently conflict with treatment, and expectations for such can place your provider in a dual role, endangering the odds of treatment success, especially if they become the focus of visits.
If any such evaluations are deemed clinically necessary by your provider (e.g., short-term disability or intermittent leave) to assist in providing structure for compliance or more intensive treatment, your provider will discuss recommendation options with you.