Carastar Health

Go forward &
take control of your life

Montgomery Area Mental Health Authority

Carastar Crisis Center|(800) 408-4197|5915 Carmichael Road, Montgomery Alabama 36117

behavioral health Serving Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, and Lowndes counties


Mental Health is the Foundation of All Health

Carastar Health is a public, nonprofit corporation providing comprehensive services to support evolving mental health needs across four counties in central Alabama: Montgomery, Autauga, Elmore, and Lowndes. We believe that mental health is the foundation of all health. We help ensure the best possible daily function of people within their community, while working to erase stigma. Carastar seeks to offer improved independence, encouragement, and hope.

Take control of your life

A Positive Approach that Leads to Acceptance

Carastar emphasizes behavioral health services guided not by fear, but by a positive approach that customizes plans of action. We help individuals gain control over their own choices. Carastar Health professionals work in tandem with law enforcement, civic leaders, lawmakers, and community voices. Together, they give assistance along with access to resources to bring understanding to the question, “Why am I experiencing this?” That understanding leads to increased acceptance of self and others. That’s our vision, and what Carastar is all about.

Increase acceptance of self and others

Governance to Ensure Excellence

Carastar Health is governed by a 24-member board of directors appointed by local governments under the Authority of Alabama Act 310 of the 1967 Alabama Legislature. Carastar is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) as a Community Mental Health Center. Also, Carastar holds membership in the National Council for Community Behavioral Health Care and the Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards.

Fees are charged for services provided. However, some individuals may qualify for a reduced fee based upon family income and size. Some insurances may be billed for eligible services.


We offer a multitude of services to help assist you with your unique needs. Some of our available services include:

  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medication Management and Monitoring
  • Individual Therapy for Adults, Children and Adolescents
  • Day Treatment
  • Specialized Services for Children and Adolescents
    • In Home Services
    • Care Coordination
    • School Based Services
  • Adult Residential Treatment Services
  • Supported Housing
  • Individual Placement and Support
  • School Based Therapy
  • Court Screenings/Evaluations
  • Outreach Services
    • Assertive Community Treatment
    • Case Management Services
    • Homeless Outreach (PATH)
    • Custody to Community
  • Full Pediatric Services
  • Referrals to Other Agencies
  • Crisis Services
    • Mobile Crisis Services
    • 24/7 Behavioral Crisis Center
    • After Hours Crisis Counseling
    • Crisis Residential Care
Psychiatric Services

We’re located conveniently all across the River Region with
locations in Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes, and Montgomery counties.

5915 Carmichael Road
Montgomery Alabama 36117

P (800) 408-4197
F (334) 245-1771

Office Hours
Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Services 24/7
Please call before coming

2140 Upper Wetumpka Road
Montgomery, AL 36107

P (334) 279-7830
F (334) 270-1647

Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for lunch

1843 Glynwood Drive
Prattville, AL 36066

P (334) 279-7830
F (334) 356-4837

Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for lunch

8721 U.S. Hwy 231
Wetumpka, AL 36092

P (334) 279-7830
F (334) 567-9633

Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for lunch

5 Academy Lane
Hayneville, AL 36040

P (334) 279-7830
F (334) 548-5564

Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for lunch

2140 Upper Wetumpka Rd.
Montgomery, AL 36109

P (334) 279-7830
F (334) 356-1211

Mon – Fri, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Closed from 12:00 to 1:00 PM for lunch


By Mail

2140 Upper Wetumpka Road
Montgomery, AL 36107

By Phone

(334) 279-7830 (Available 24-Hours)
(334) 271-2855 (Deaf-Interpreter TTY and Voice)

By Email