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Did you know... The first forty years of life give us the text; the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
Source: Arthur Schopenhauer

Patient / Visitor Guide

Patient / Visitor Guide to the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression

We hope the following information will help guide you through your visitor experience with our Center. The great news is that the majority of people who suffer from depression can be effectively treated, and we are here to help! The physicians and clinical team at the Fuqua Center for Late-Life Depression are experts in diagnosis and treatment of depression in older adults. A thorough evaluation is important. Please follow the steps below that outline what to expect on your first visit.


A free self-screening test is available using the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) [Long Form] or Geriatric Depression Scale (Short Form).  The GDS is a screening tool and is used to determine if further evaluation is needed. Please bring a completed copy with you to your appointment.


You can make a new patient appointment for an outpatient evaluation at  (404) 728-6302 .  Once you have made an appointment, you will need to print, fill out and/or bring with you the following:

If you need assistance in obtaining your medical records, we will be happy to request them from your physician(s) for you.  However, in order for us to do so, you will first need to complete one copy of the Consent for Disclosure of Information form for each physician we need to contact. You may complete this form at your first visit or call us at  (404) 728-6302  for questions or concerns. 


  • Plan on your visit taking a total of about 90 minutes.
  • Please come 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Register on the 4th Floor of the Wesley Woods Health Center.
  • New patient visits include a complete review of health history, medications, and blood work. 

Feel free to contact us at (404) 728-6302  if you have additional questions. For office hours and contact information please visit Contact Us, or for location information & driving directions, click on Map & Directions.


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