Anyone may request crisis or emergency services in North Carolina for mental health, substance abuse, intellectual and developmental disabilities issues.
- Find help for a mental health and substance use crisis in your county.
- If this is a medical or a life-threatening emergency please call 911.
- If you need to contact the police, request a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer.
Professional Treatment Services in Facility-Based Crisis Program
This service provides an alternative to hospitalization for adults in crisis who have a mental illness, substance abuse disorder or intellectual/developmental disability. Services are provided in a full time residential facility.
- Short-term intensive evaluation
- Treatment intervention
- Behavioral management
Before contacting your local facility-based crisis provider, contact your current mental health, substance abuse or developmental disabilities service provider or your local management entity’s access and crisis line.
Mobile Crisis Teams
Mobile Crisis Management services are available full time for crisis prevention or if you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis related to mental health, substance abuse or developmental disabilities. Mobile Crisis teams can meet you in a safe location, including your home, school or workplace.
Behavioral Health Urgent Care
Behavioral Health Urgent Care sites provide immediate care to adults, adolescents or families in crisis.
Care may include:
- Assessment and diagnosis for mental illness, substance abuse and intellectual and developmental disability issues
- Planning and referral for future treatment
- Medication management
- Outpatient treatment
- Short-term follow-up care
Until the consumer is established with a local clinical provider, they may return to the community from a state psychiatric hospital or alcohol and drug abuse treatment center.