Anchor Hospital

2.6 (35 reviews) ADD YOUR REVIEW
5454 Yorktowne Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
8666678797 Visit Website
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The Anchor Hospital campus of the Southern Crescent Behavioral Health System specializes in treating mental health and substance abuse issues in adults. The facility offers a full continuum of care in a safe and secluded setting, including confidential assessments, detoxification, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services. Led by a psychiatrist or addictionologist, skilled multi-disciplinary teams ensure that each and every patient receives the highest quality care and most current clinical treatments.

Anchor Hospital Reviews and Ratings Details

The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.

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It's in a poor area and lots of people on fixed income makes the facility seem like 2nd class treatment. Good counselors. Such a bad area, very rundown area.


She reported a positive experience. Professional, experienced staff. Unknown,it has many years since her treatment.


My husband was in this facility 4 times this year 2016. He hasn\'t complained about the facility or the staff. He was so distraught with his mental depression and anxiety that I don\'t know if he ac...


Wonderful program wish it was longterm. Classes are awesome as well as the staff.


This is the best way to get your mind wright and I could not ask for a better staff


They give you a bed to sleep, food to eat, and some "free time" to smoke or get fresh air. The staff strongly prevents the adults from talking to the children. The staff seem to make the patients feel...


Different speakers and good teachers Not good food or exercise I believe there are better options for someone who needs help


I was a patient here for about two weeks, when it was suppose to one. This was my first and last time. The horror stories you hear about mental institutions are definetly true. The staff seemed as if ...


this place was a nightmare. staff was rude, wouldn\'t listen to your problems and/or questions, some would laugh at you, the facility had cockroaches and flies. this \"hospital\" is a joke and needs t...


I was committed to this hospital 7 yrs ago, and only now i can actually write about it. The staff were cruel and actually laughed at the seriousness of my problem. They lost my clothes that my husba...


This facility is the worst experience that I have ever had. There is no information given to parents about minor children. The social workers gave reasons that contradicted each other and then said sh...


I was at Anchor in 1999 and can tell you it\'s a 100% phony scam. There was no treatment so to speak.Totally fake.


Ineffective, unprofessional. First clue should have been the EIGHT HOUR wait before staff finally got around to checking my fiancé\'s BAC, at which point it was twice the legal limit. When he came ...


I. Was. In. This hospital. On. A. 72. Hr holld.The mha s. Are very. Rude they. Ignore. Your questions. The. room. I. Was in. Had. No. running water. In the. Bathroom. Sink. I asked. the. Staff....


If you want to get well, do NOT go to Anchor. All you do is sit around most of the day. You are lucky if you get more than 10 mins with the Dr and more than two meetings a day. Some of the meetings ...


I was in anchor hospital for 6 days, I\'m from new jersey and visited some friends in Atlanta and then ended up there a couple days in. First of all there nice in the beginning. Then they don\'t care ...


I was a patient at the hospital bought in as a voluntary 1013, My experience was bittersweet. My social worker avoided me because she was intimidated by my presence. My doctor only saw me 5 minutes at...


My husband was there for 6 days for a misunderstanding. After days had patients flying paper airplanes and staff not doing their job.


It had some good therapists. It was cheap and the food was bad. I met some good people but the actual program sucked.


My husband was sent there three weeks ago with dementia and bipolar disorder... I think they have very little concern about patients' past behaviors or the safety of patients or the family that has go...


The staff was very supportive; however, connectivity was poor.


Staff uses humiliation as a rehab tactic. Feels more like a prison than rehab. Be prepared to get little to no sleep. Food is almost inedible. Be sure to have change for vending machines. The facility...


I think overall it's a good facility I just don't like that they don't have actual security guards and instead staff has to respond to those emergency codes and after a while we learn what each code m...


The staff is extremely rude! The website states visitation upon request but when you request, it's denied! Very nosey on why you want to speak to someone other than the receptionist. I asked to speak ...


Poor treatment. Poor food. And a staff that treats patients with a lack of compassion.


I would not recommend anchor hospital to anyone. The employees and staff are rude and you cannot reach them by phone when needed.


They don't offer to take you to 12 step meetings which are the the most important part of recovery. The staff is constantly behind and the food is worse than jail food by far.


The counselors are all professional but they are also recovered addicts themselves so they understand what you are going through.


Kids were lead to feel blame toward their parents and I felt they should realize they are responsible for their life and future and should pull themselves up by their boot straps and realize only they...


I have been sober for 10 years now. At the time I was too young to understand the disease. Too expensive.


Care plans with patient and family facility were made. Staff did nothing to address the patients complete denial of their problems.


I know of other patients that have received good results from the facility, my (family member) just didn't....facility staff did nothing to address the patient's complete denial of their problems....b...


(Cost of care, treatment and services was) WORTH EVERY PENNY

Areas of Focus
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Also called “shock therapy,” electroconvulsive therapy uses electricity applied to the brain to bring about a seizure that, research shows, can be helpful in overcoming debilitating, treatment-resistant depression.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Patients who undergo intensive outpatient treatment continue to live at home and sometimes go to school or work while participating in a highly structured treatment protocol that is focused on ending substance abuse. Programs vary in terms of how much treatment patients receive, how often and for how long. Some facilities design individualized intensive outpatient treatment programs.

Key Staff Members
  • Photo of Iqbal Dhanani, M.D.
    Iqbal Dhanani, M.D. - Doctor

    Education: M.B.B.S. (M.D. equivalent) 1989, Dow Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan Psychiatric Residency, 1995, Westchester County Medical Center, Vahalla, NY Professional Experience: Anchor Hospital, Atlanta, GA: 1998-Present KY River Community Care, Hazard, KY: 1995-1998, Medical Director 1996-1998 Board Certified: Psychiatry

  • Photo of James Fenley, M.D.
    James Fenley, M.D. - Doctor

    Education: M.D., 1972, University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN Internal Medicine Residency 1979, Methodist Central Hospital, Memphis, TN Professional Experience: Anchor Hospital, Atlanta, GA: 2001-Present HCA Coliseum Psychiatric Hospital, Macon, GA: 2000-Present Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, GA: 1995-Present Charter Behavioral Health Systems, Macon, GA: 1990-2000 Board Certified: American Society of Addiction Medicine American Board of Addiction Medicine