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

Crisis Services

Any person may receive crisis and emergency services in North Carolina for mental health,microsoft image substance abuse, and intellectual/developmental disabilities issues.  Regardless of where you are in the state, you can call the 24-hour access/crisis telephone line in your county at any time.  A trained person answering the telephone will connect you with services to address your situation.  You may receive crisis services regardless of your ability to pay. 

LME 24-Hour Access/Crisis Contact Information

Based on your situation you will be connected with one or more of the following crisis services:

Mobile Crisis Teams

ED Length of Stay Action Plan (1/10/12)

NC START (Systemic, Therapeutic, Assessment, Respite, and Treatment)

Walk-In Crisis and Psychiatric Aftercare

Facility-Based Crisis (Professional Treatment Services in Facility-Based Crisis Program)

Crisis Intervention Teams

Crisis Services Library


Read the report on Mental Health Crisis Management" delivered to the NC General Assembly on April 1, 2013.


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