Emergency (or Crisis) Services are time-limited, intensive supports provided for individuals and families who are currently experiencing, or may be expected to experience, a psychological, behavioral, or emotional crisis. Services may also be provided to the individual's or family's immediate support system. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Emergency/Crisis Assessment, Support, and Referral includes initial information gathering, triage, training and early intervention, supportive counseling, consultation, referral, and crisis planning. Supports may include:
- Outreach and Stabilization
- Clinical Diagnosis and Evaluation
- Treatment and Direct Support
- Integration/Discharge Planning to provide services in the person's home or an alternative setting. Assessment may also include screening for inpatient psychiatric admission.
Emergency/Crisis Beds offer emergency, short-term mental health supports around the clock in a setting other than the person's home.
Your local mental health agency offers a broad range of services, including crisis services.