Alabama Psychiatric Services locations state-wide set to close - WAFF-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Huntsville, AL

Alabama Psychiatric Services locations state-wide set to close

Locations across the state are set to close.(Source: Raycom) Locations across the state are set to close.(Source: Raycom)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Thousands of patients who get treatment through Alabama Psychiatric Services will have to find another facility after Friday.

Locations across the state are set to close. We received a statement from the company last week saying doctors and counselors are working to determine their next steps and will work with patients to help them continue their wellness programs.

Employing around 300 workers, Alabama Psychiatric Services serves about 28,000 patients in nine different locations including Madison, Florence, and Decatur.

They provide services and programs for people who suffer from depression, substance abuse, bipolar, anxiety, and eating disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama provides most of their financial support to offer these services.

APS said the insurance company greatly reduced its membership, making it impossible for them to continue performing services.

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