Willowbrooke at Tanner, Villa Rica, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia, USA midtown
20 Herrell Road
Villa Rica, GA, 30180

Willowbrooke At Tanner Overview

Willowbrooke at Tanner is a behavioral health treatment facility for children, adolescents, teens, and adults located in the Atlanta suburb of Villa Rica, Georgia. The hospital started in 2009 and is a part of the Tanner Health System, a non-profit health organization which is a major provider of healthcare for communities in east Alabama and west Georgia. The center offers treatment services to individuals dealing with depression, substance abuse, drug addiction, anxiety, anger and marriage problems, etc. The center offers confidential and free assessments which seek to provide the right treatment plan for each patient.

Additionally, the hospital is known for helping clients stay behaviorally, mentally, and emotionally healthy while providing them with a wide range of mental health services. The unique need and history of each patient are taken into account before a customized treatment plan is designed for them. Involuntary and voluntary admissions for patients dealing with emergent psychiatric disorders are accepted at the facility. The hospital’s short-term inpatient program was the first of its kind in Georgia when it first started nine years ago and helps patients to acquire coping skills and address behavioral issues. Intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services are also offered at the hospital.

Accommodation And Food

The inpatient center is located in the city of Villa Rica, Georgia and is capable of accommodating up to 92 residents. The hospital is one of the most modern providers of behavioral health care in the state of Georgia.

The housing is divided into specific areas for adults, children and adolescents, and seniors. Twin beds are available in each room with residents sleeping two to a room. Private rooms and courtyards can be made available at the hospital. The bedrooms are minimally furnished but have enough personal space. There are private courtyards at the facility (the courtyard for children has a small playground) and some rooms reserved for activities like group therapy, family visitation, and education. An indoor gym also exists at Tanner’s inpatient facility. Clients are given food thrice daily, buffet-style, and hot and cold meal options are available at the cafeteria.

Treatment And Therapy

The hospital offers various treatment and therapy options depending on the unique needs of the client. Some of these are:

  • Inpatient hospitalization
  • Partial hospitalization
  • Outpatient care

Inpatient Hospitalization

This program offers clients a chance to recover in a comfortable and safe environment. A team of clinicians assesses each patient and creates an individualized treatment plan to suit their needs. Patients at the center usually stay for less than a week and can be treated for a number of common illnesses such as major depression, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, co-occurring disorders, and much more.

Partial Hospitalization

The hospital offers a partial hospitalization program for participants of the inpatient care program transitioning back into their communities and people who can moderately function in their communities and pose no threat to themselves or others. For adults, the program holds from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm every weekday and for children and adolescents, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm every weekday.

Outpatient Care

The outpatient care offered at the center provides a team of dedicated, experienced clinicians to patients who need assistance with behavioral healthcare. Substance abuse, trauma, and mental health disorders are treated in this program.

The following are a list of conditions treated at the facility:

  • Substance abuse
  • Dual diagnosis
  • Anxiety and bipolar disorders
  • Trauma
  • Depression

Therapy Options

The facility offers various options of therapy which include:

  • Group therapy
  • Art and music therapy
  • Equine therapy
  • Expressive therapy
  • Animal-assisted therapy


The price for treatment varies greatly at Willowbrooke Tanner as hospital and fees are greatly dependent on the kind of treatment needed or that which a client is registered into. An online bill payment can be made easily via the website. The hospital accepts most insurance plans, clients are advised to contact the facility for more information, however, Medicaid, PeachCare (for kids), and Medicare are accepted. Clients with no insurance are given self-pay discounts and might be eligible for financial help. Financial counselors are available to answer any questions patients might have.


The facility is accredited by The Joint Commission.

Willowbrooke At Tanner Advantages

The hospital offers a very intensive family program called The Tanner Family Intervention Program which is a program that helps in the treatment of addiction, emotional, and behavioral-related issues. It involves working closely with the children and their families by going to the child’s home to conduct the treatment as this is not a traditional intervention.

The facility also offers an intensive program for teenage and adolescent boys between the ages of 12 to 17 years suffering from sexual behavior issues. The program is called The Tanner Intensive Program for Behavioral Change, it is offered for four months to young men and each must complete the sessions that last for four hours daily, and five days weekly on the facility’s campus. Clients registered into this program are offered food and transportation during the duration of the program.

In its entirety, the hospital offers intensive programs to patients suffering from addiction and dual diagnosis issues. Although the facility does not offer a 12-step treatment program, they provide great resources for treating behavioral disorders with various experiential and alternative therapies.


Loy Howard – President and Chief Executive Officer

Loy holds a Bachelor’s degree from The University of West Florida where he majored in accounting and a Master’s degree from The University of South Carolina in Business Administration. He is a certified public accountant and has served as the president and CEO of the facility since 1994. Prior to holding the position of CEO (of which he is the fifth to hold it), he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Finance Officer at Union Hospital.

Bill Hines – Chief Administrative Officer and Executive Vice President

Bill holds a Master’s degree from the Pepperdine University where he majored in Business Administration. He manages and oversees all locations and provider groups (163) of Tanner Health Systems located in West Georgia and East Alabama. He also manages human resources, materials, high-level recruiting (physicians), support services, human health, construction, and many more.

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