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NC Department of Health and Human Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services

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Statewide Crisis Services

Any person may receive crisis and emergency services in North Carolina. Regardless of where they are in the state, they can simply call the LME's telephone hotline at any time. The trained person answering the crisis line arranges for the right service for the individual in their situation. They may receive crisis services regardless of their ability to pay. Find the LMEs' 24-Hour Access/Crisis Numbers here. (pdf)

As a keystone in North Carolina’s public MH/DD/SA service system, person-centered planning for each consumer includes: planning to know and recognize clues of a potential crisis, taking action steps to prevent a crisis reoccurrence, and providing the right intervention when a crisis occurs.

There are also facility based crisis service providers available to help.

Medical Transfer Information

Mobile Crisis Teams

NC START & Crisis Respite

Walk-in Crisis and Psychiatric Aftercare

LMES' 24 Hour Access/Crisis Contact Information

Community Hospital Psychiatric Capacity

Progress Reports on LME Long-Term Plans

Additional Resources Ready NC Connect NC