East Central Mental Health provides Crisis and Emergency services 24 hours a day and 7 days per week.The service is available to all residents in the catchment area. Services may be accessed immediately by calling the agency’s Crisis line number at (334) 566-3391 or 1-800-467-1208.
The emergency services provide the following components:
Help-A-Crisis provides immediate crisis response in the form of
counseling, intervention, and/or referral.
Mental Health consultation typically occurs with, but not limited to community agencies, institutions, and facilities such as hospitals, law enforcement agencies and other professionals.
Crisis intervention may be telephone response by a clinician or face to face response by a clinician with a client and/or family that requires immediate clinical assessment/intervention, and/or referral for inpatient psychiatric services.
Emergency services provide adequate provision for handling special and difficult cases, e.g. violent/suicidal through interagency consult, law enforcement intervention, inpatient referral, evaluation for those in jail, and/or emergency continuation of medication.
Emergencies are responded to within one hour.