According to Michael Watson, chief executive officer of Sandhills Center, calls to 1-800-256-2452 are answered by licensed clinicians 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
“We serve residents of eight counties,” Watson said, “and in the past we had 10 separate numbers for people who needed to reach us.
Sandhills Center is a “Local Management Entity” (LME) of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services in matters related to mental health, developmental disabilities and substance abuse. It offers professional assessments and referrals to providers of services for residents of eight counties: Anson, Harnett, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond and Randolph.
For more on the service, see the April 8 edition of the Anson record.