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Augusta University Health At Medical Center at Augusta University, our Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Site strives to provide comprehensive and efficient care to our patients.
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At our Practice Site, our goal is to provide quality care and follow-up services using an interdisciplinary approach. We are committed to discovering and providing innovative solutions to mental health problems by educating health professionals, providing compassionate service, advancing science and inspiring a love of learning. The Psychiatry and Health Behavior Practice Site is committed to providing a Patient Family Centered Care. Augusta University Behavioral Health & Psychiatry staff and physicians, have designed the practice to best meet the needs of their patients and families and are provided within a Patient Family Centered Care philosophy. In support of its mission, outpatient services are divided into three clinical programs:
The Child and Adolescent Program, Schizophrenia and Mood Disorders Program, and Health Behavior Program.

Operating as usual

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to thank all those who served. ❤️ 💙
05/31/2021

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to thank all those who served. ❤️ 💙

Happy Memorial Day! Take a moment to thank all those who served. ❤️ 💙

Yes, most of us work during the summer, but we all feel the same thrill we did as kids: “Hey, summer’s here!” And why no...
05/29/2021
It’s no myth: The summer cold and other common—but so unexpected—summer illnesses

Yes, most of us work during the summer, but we all feel the same thrill we did as kids: “Hey, summer’s here!” And why not? It’s shorts weather, weekends at the pool or lake, and don’t forget the annual summer vacation—and if we’re lucky, a few more four-day weekends thrown in for good measure.

Yes, most of us work during the summer, but we all feel the same thrill we did as kids: "Hey, summer’s here!" And why not? It’s shorts weather, weekends at the pool or lake, and don’t forget the annual summer vacation—and if we’re lucky, a few more four-day weekends thrown in for good meas...

Having an accredited chest pain center comes with the important responsibility of educating the community on early heart...
05/28/2021
Augusta University educates community on early heart attack care

Having an accredited chest pain center comes with the important responsibility of educating the community on early heart attack care. Augusta University Health takes this to heart by arming people with potentially lifesaving information and training.

Having an accredited chest pain center comes with the important responsibility of educating the community on early heart attack care. Augusta University Health takes this to heart by arming people with potentially lifesaving information and training. "The more people who are trained in early hear

We are still celebrating Trauma Awareness Month. We sat down with our Division Chief of Trauma Dr. O'Keefe to learn abou...
05/26/2021
Trauma Awareness Month

We are still celebrating Trauma Awareness Month. We sat down with our Division Chief of Trauma Dr. O'Keefe to learn about trauma and how to prevent it.

We set down with Dr. O'Keefe the Division Chief of Trauma to ask him a few questions about his experience working in the level one trauma department.

If you know how to stop bleeding you could save the life of a seriously injured individual. https://yourhealth.augustahe...
05/26/2021
Stop The Bleed, save a life

If you know how to stop bleeding you could save the life of a seriously injured individual. https://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2018/03/29/stop-the-bleed-save-a-life/

If you know how to stop bleeding you could save the life of a seriously injured individual. No one likes to think about this, but do you know how you would react if you found someone bleeding on the floor? Would you freeze and not know what to do? Simple techniques could be the difference betwee

For the next two weeks we have two of our AU Health vaccine clinics open.A parent or guardian must be present for any pe...
05/26/2021

For the next two weeks we have two of our AU Health vaccine clinics open.
A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine. The parent or guardian is able to validate the identity of a minor if they do not have an ID.

Washington Square:
5/25: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/26: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/27: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6/02: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6/03: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Diamond Lakes Regional Park:
6/01: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

For the next two weeks we have two of our AU Health vaccine clinics open.
A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine. The parent or guardian is able to validate the identity of a minor if they do not have an ID.

Washington Square:
5/25: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/26: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/27: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6/02: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6/03: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Diamond Lakes Regional Park:
6/01: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

Augusta University Medical Center’s Interpreter and Translation Services is offering American Sign Language training in ...
05/25/2021
Augusta University Medical Center to offer ASL training starting this summer

Augusta University Medical Center’s Interpreter and Translation Services is offering American Sign Language training in various levels this summer.

Augusta University Medical Center's Interpreter and Translation Services is offering American Sign Language training in various levels this summer.

Shepeard Community Blood Center is experiencing a shortage of blood products 🏥 The CSRA’s local blood center is in criti...
05/25/2021
Shepeard Blood Center in critical need of donors to supply local hospitals

Shepeard Community Blood Center is experiencing a shortage of blood products 🏥 The CSRA’s local blood center is in critical need of all blood types, but especially O Positive and O Negative. Every blood donation can save up to three lives 🚑 Call Shepeard at 706-737-4551 if you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Shepeard Community Blood Center is experiencing a serious shortage of blood products and has issued a critical appeal for donors.

Forest Hills Golf Club would like to honor #OurAUHeroes by offering a special deal through August. Beginning May 18, on ...
05/24/2021
Forest Hills Golf Club to honor health care workers, first responders with free golf

Forest Hills Golf Club would like to honor #OurAUHeroes by offering a special deal through August. Beginning May 18, on the first and third Tuesdays of the month the club will waive cart and greens fees for healthcare workers and first responders. Thank you @ForestHillsGolfClub!

Forest Hills Golf Club will honor Augusta University Health workers and first responders with free rounds of golf on the first and third Tuesday of each month through August.

Just a year ago this month Jay Cummings is what you call a true miracle. Jay was treated in Shock Trauma for multiple in...
05/24/2021
Trauma survivor Jay Cummings uses his story to inspire others

Just a year ago this month Jay Cummings is what you call a true miracle. Jay was treated in Shock Trauma for multiple injuries sustained in a car accident.

Jay Cummings was hit by a drunken driver and almost did not live. The work of Augusta University's Shock Trauma and Physical Therapy teams helped him make a nearly full recovery.

Are you a professional voice user? https://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2018/04/16/trouble-finding-your-voice-maximize-y...
05/24/2021
Trouble finding your voice? Maximize your vocal health

Are you a professional voice user? https://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2018/04/16/trouble-finding-your-voice-maximize-your-vocal-health/

Are you a professional voice user? Before you say no, take a minute and think about it. “Most people think about professional vocalists being singers, performers or newscasters,” said Dr. Gregory Postma, director and vice chairman of the Augusta University Center for Voice and Swallowing Disor

For the next two weeks we have two of our AU Health vaccine clinics open.A parent or guardian must be present for any pe...
05/24/2021

For the next two weeks we have two of our AU Health vaccine clinics open.
A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine. The parent or guardian is able to validate the identity of a minor if they do not have an ID.

Washington Square:
5/25: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/26: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/27: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6/02: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6/03: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Diamond Lakes Regional Park:
6/01: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

For the next two weeks we have two of our AU Health vaccine clinics open.
A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine. The parent or guardian is able to validate the identity of a minor if they do not have an ID.

Washington Square:
5/25: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/26: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/27: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
6/02: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6/03: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Diamond Lakes Regional Park:
6/01: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m

We all know the most common method of checking if you’re dehydrated- the color of your p*e. However, this is not the onl...
05/22/2021
8 signs of dehydration that you’ve probably never heard of

We all know the most common method of checking if you’re dehydrated- the color of your p*e. However, this is not the only sign our bodies give us when we become dehydrated. https://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2019/03/25/8-signs-of-dehydration-that-youve-probably-never-heard-of/

We all know the most common method of checking if you’re dehydrated- the color of your p*e. However, this is not the only sign our bodies give us when we become dehydrated. Dehydration can lead to urinary and kidney problems, seizures, and heat injuries so if you’re experiencing any of the follo...

If you or a friend are experiencing any of these things please call the 24 Hour Crisis Line at 706-736-2499
05/20/2021

If you or a friend are experiencing any of these things please call the 24 Hour Crisis Line at 706-736-2499

When it comes to cardiovascular health, eating low-fat, nutrient-rich food and getting plenty of physical activity are e...
05/19/2021
High Blood Pressure and Stress

When it comes to cardiovascular health, eating low-fat, nutrient-rich food and getting plenty of physical activity are effective ways to promote wellness, including normal blood pressure. https://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2021/05/10/high-blood-pressure-and-stress/

When it comes to cardiovascular health, eating low-fat, nutrient-rich food and getting plenty of physical activity are effective ways to promote wellness, including normal blood pressure. Still, even if you do these things but live with unchecked stress, you may develop high blood pressure (hyperte

Meet Josh Cunningham, director of safety and security at AU Medical Center. Click the link in our bio to read more about...
05/18/2021

Meet Josh Cunningham, director of safety and security at AU Medical Center. Click the link in our bio to read more about his motorcycle accident.

Meet Josh Cunningham, director of safety and security at AU Medical Center. Click the link in our bio to read more about his motorcycle accident.

According to data from federal studies, on average, most people have about 3 days a month where they experience poor men...
05/18/2021
The troubling statistics on mental health in the LGBT community

According to data from federal studies, on average, most people have about 3 days a month where they experience poor mental health.https://yourhealth.augustahealth.org/2019/02/18/the-troubling-statistics-on-mental-health-in-the-lgbt-community/

According to data from federal studies, on average, most people have about 3 days a month where they experience poor mental health. It’s those days when you have zero motivation to get up, you can’t even muster the energy to do things you really like to do, you turn down an invite for dinner at ...

COVID-19 vaccine Slots are opened. AU Health will also start administering Pfizer vaccines to pediatric patients ages 12...
05/18/2021

COVID-19 vaccine Slots are opened. AU Health will also start administering Pfizer vaccines to pediatric patients ages 12 years and above at Washington Square. A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine.
5/18: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/20: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/22: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

COVID-19 vaccine Slots are opened. AU Health will also start administering Pfizer vaccines to pediatric patients ages 12 years and above at Washington Square. A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine.
5/18: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/20: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/22: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Can you guess what the three most underrated vitamins are?
05/16/2021
3 vitamins crucial to your health (and why you need them everyday!)

Can you guess what the three most underrated vitamins are?

Can you guess what the three most underrated vitamins are? Here are a few hints: They are all around you. They are free of cost. They are accessible at any time of day. I’m talking about nature, fresh air and sunshine! But those aren’t vitamins, right? Let’s look at vitamins from

It’s 8 p.m., your kids are asleep and your night begins. But as you come downstairs, you see that the kids’ lunchboxes n...
05/15/2021
Is Your Mental Load Majorly Stressing You Out?

It’s 8 p.m., your kids are asleep and your night begins. But as you come downstairs, you see that the kids’ lunchboxes need to be prepped, permission slips and other school papers need to be gone through, there are still clothes to be folded, and on and on.

It’s 8 p.m., your kids are asleep and your night begins. But as you come downstairs, you see that the kids’ lunchboxes need to be prepped, permission slips and other school papers need to be gone through, there are still clothes to be folded, and on and on. And your spouse? Just kicked back in t...

Today's theme for AU Health System Week is APPRECIATION! 🌺 Words alone cannot express appreciation for all that #OurAUHe...
05/14/2021
Celebrate Augusta University Health System Week with food, fellowship and fun

Today's theme for AU Health System Week is APPRECIATION! 🌺 Words alone cannot express appreciation for all that #OurAUHeroes have done to support our patients, families and each other this year! Thank you ❤️ There will be a cookout today for employees at the West Wheeler clinics from 11:00 - 1:00!
#AUHealthSystemWeek

AU Health is joining the American Hospital Association in its celebration of hope and healing while acknowledging those who help support the community’s health during Augusta University Health System Week. The week will feature a theme each day to celebrate employees.

We have the following dates open at Washington Square for vaccines next week. AU Health will also start administering Pf...
05/13/2021

We have the following dates open at Washington Square for vaccines next week. AU Health will also start administering Pfizer vaccines to pediatric patients ages 12 years and above at Washington Square. A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine.

5/18: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/20: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/22: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

We have the following dates open at Washington Square for vaccines next week. AU Health will also start administering Pfizer vaccines to pediatric patients ages 12 years and above at Washington Square. A parent or guardian must be present for any pediatric patient 12-17 years of age to receive a vaccine.

5/18: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
5/20: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
5/22: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Never hurts to get a dance in on a work day.💃🕺
05/13/2021

Never hurts to get a dance in on a work day.💃🕺

05/13/2021

Here’s what Nurse Christina M. from Nursing Education had to say about AU Health System Week. #AU

Congratulations to Terri Glenn for wining a $50 Visa Gift Card for the T-shirt design who works as an Occupational Thera...
05/13/2021

Congratulations to Terri Glenn for wining a $50 Visa Gift Card for the T-shirt design who works as an Occupational Therapist II in the Occupational Therapy department. #AUHealthSystemWeek

Congratulations to Terri Glenn for wining a $50 Visa Gift Card for the T-shirt design who works as an Occupational Therapist II in the Occupational Therapy department. #AUHealthSystemWeek

“A big part of who you are is your voice,” said Stephanie Reyes, a sp*ech-language pathologist at Augusta University Hea...
05/13/2021
How This Tech Can Help People Who Can’t Speak

“A big part of who you are is your voice,” said Stephanie Reyes, a sp*ech-language pathologist at Augusta University Health. Click below to read more on how this tech can help people. who can't speak.

“A big part of who you are is your voice,” said Stephanie Reyes, a sp*ech-language pathologist at Augusta University Health. And when you can’t speak, it can feel impossible to work, be with your family in any meaningful way, or even do something as simple as order your favorite meal in a rest...

Congratulations to Dennis Shock  for wining a $50 Visa Gift Card for the T-shirt design who works as a Business Analyst ...
05/13/2021

Congratulations to Dennis Shock for wining a $50 Visa Gift Card for the T-shirt design who works as a Business Analyst in Patient Experience in the Center for Patients and Families. #AUHealthSystemWeek

Congratulations to Dennis Shock for wining a $50 Visa Gift Card for the T-shirt design who works as a Business Analyst in Patient Experience in the Center for Patients and Families. #AUHealthSystemWeek

Today’s theme for AU Health System Week is FELLOWSHIP! Employees will celebrate with a safely distanced cookout 🌭🍔  #AUH...
05/13/2021
Celebrate Augusta University Health System Week with food, fellowship and fun

Today’s theme for AU Health System Week is FELLOWSHIP! Employees will celebrate with a safely distanced cookout 🌭🍔 #AUHealthSystemWeek

AU Health is joining the American Hospital Association in its celebration of hope and healing while acknowledging those who help support the community’s health during Augusta University Health System Week. The week will feature a theme each day to celebrate employees.

05/12/2021
Words OF Wisdom

As we close out Nurses Week. Here are some tips to keep with you. Happy Nurses Week!! ❤️ 💙 💚 💛 💜 🧡

As we come to an end to Nurses Week. We want nurses all over the world to know that the work you do doesn’t go unnoticed...
05/12/2021

As we come to an end to Nurses Week. We want nurses all over the world to know that the work you do doesn’t go unnoticed. You’re truly a gift and we pray that you feel appreciated. We know one week isn’t enough to compare to the hard work you do. Here are just a few pictures from some of the events that happened this week. #AUNursesWeek #Nurselife

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Tuesday 07:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:30
Thursday 07:30 - 17:30
Friday 07:30 - 17:30

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