Serenity Behavioral Health System in Augusta, GA with Reviews -
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By: Meghan B.
Serenity Behavioral Health Systems
Absolutely worst service ever. They don't offer appointments, suggest to wait outside 4 hours before they're open to be seen, don't give a damn about their guests, have no problem sending people on their way regardless of their state. Seriously I wouldn't wish this place on my worst enemy.
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By: Cynthia B.
Lentz Monique MD
You have to wait MONTHS before getting in with a psychiatrist in Augusta, so my appointment isn't till November, which they didn't even have listed because their DUMBF**K receptionist who's a complete b**** didn't have my name spelled right. I had to go to the ER yesterday for my condition, where they didn't do anything for me either (not even adjust my meds), but merely told me I needed to call my new psychiatrist and get in sooner. So I called them and the receptionist told me she didn't have anything sooner and didn't see urgent cases. If it's urgent they recommend you go to GR Health and see the on staff psychiatrist... which I DID AND HE DID NOTHING FOR ME BUT TOLD ME TO CALL YOU.
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By: Jill A.
Serenity Behavioral Health Systems
TERRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWFUL!!!!!!!!!!! Go to the ER if you need help..........this place SUCKS!!!!!!!! Dirty, slow, disrespectful!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn't take my worst enemy there!!!!!
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