Chilton Shelby Mental Health announces new name

Chilton Shelby Mental Health, a provider of comprehensive quality mental health and substance use disorders serving central Alabama, has announced the launch of the company’s complete rebranding including a name change to Central Alabama Wellness.

“Central Alabama Wellness welcomes a new corporate brand identity, tagline, logo and domain name,” a press release read. “Central Alabama Wellness embodies the emerging shift to focus on mental health and wellness in comprehensive, continuum of care – Live Life Well.”

“As an organization we will remain committed to an individual’s mental health by concentrating on their entire well-being,” said Central Alabama Wellness Executive Director Richard Fallin. “The public can expect the same outstanding service, but with additional goals in mind.”

The company’s new branding includes a new website domain,, and a centralized number for access to care: (205) 651-0077.

The announcement of the re-branding came the same day that Shelby County Manager Alex Dudchock gave an update about Central Alabama Wellness to the Shelby County Commission.

Dudchock noted that the organization saw a 150-percent increase in child and adolescent services during the previous fiscal year, from 234 to 584.

Commissioners Lindsey Allison and Elwyn Bearden serve on the Central Alabama Wellness Board of Directors, Dudchock said.

County officials also discussed plans for a proposed Coosa River Express toll bridge that, if approved, would connect Shelby and Talladega counties.

Dudchock said he has received about 75 messages both in favor of and opposed to the project, and when appropriate he would share the content of those messages with the Commission.

For now, Shelby County has been presented only preliminary plans and has had no correspondence with the developer since Dec. 23, 2019, Shelby County Engineer Randy Cole said.

Commissioner Kevin Morris, in whose district the bridge would be built, said he is keeping a spreadsheet of constituents who have reached out to him about the project.