An Interview with the Director of Alternative Care Treatment Systems
Steven Hedgepeth is the Director and CEO of a thriving, private, mental health system with offices in Goldsboro, Kinston, Beulaville, Kenansville, and Clinton, as well as programs outside of Eastpointe’s four counties. Here is our exclusive interview with Steven Hedgepath: Question: What is the name of your company: Mr. Hedgepeth: Alternative Care Treatment Systems, or “ACTS.” Question: What kinds of services does ACTS provide? Mr. Hedgepeth: We provide individual, family and group therapy, psychiatric evaluations, medication evaluations and medication management, community support services, intensive in‐home counseling services, outpatient substance abuse treatment, and Assertive Community Treatment Teams. Question: Where are your offices located? Mr. Hedgepeth: We have offices in Goldsboro, Kinston, Beulaville, Kenansville, and Clinton. We will also be opening an outpatient alcohol and drug dependency treatment program in the Clinton area in October. Question: If someone wanted to learn more about the programs and services your Company provides, who should they call? Mr. Hedgepeth: Individuals and families seeking services in the Beulaville or Goldsboro area can Contact Robin Parker at 910‐298‐7133. In the Kinston area, please contact Donna Ramsey at 252‐233‐2300. If you are interested in services in the Kenansville or Clinton area, contact Christy Todd at 910‐296‐6030. Question: If someone went to one of your clinics and did not feel they got what they needed, who could they contact? Mr. Hedgepeth: We have a site director at each location. Ask to speak to the site director, or you can call 910‐826‐3694 and our Access Management Services Representative will help you.. Or, the individual could call Eastpointe’s Customer Services Department at 1‐800‐513‐4002 and they would help you solve any problem you were having.
Tele‐Medicine May Soon Come to Your Neighborhood
It is a known fact that rural communities have less doctors than urban cities. Small towns like Calypso, Faison, Pink Hill, and Newton Grove with populations of less than 1,000 may not have any doctors practicing in their community. Rural counties have few doctors compared to large urban counties. For example, Duplin County has a patient to doctor ratio of 1 doctor to every 1,851 residents. Wake County, which includes Raleigh, has a doctor to patient ratio of one doctor to every 480 Wake County residents, and many of these Wake County doctors specialize is a certain kind of medicine like heart ailments, or child psychiatry. Doctors who specialize in a specific