Crisis centers provide emergency substance use disorder and mental health services for adults 18 and older.
Crisis centers are a place for adults to go if they are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, such as suicidal thoughts or withdrawal from drugs, to get help. They can stay for up to 24 hours and receive a bed, food, and services from mental health professionals so they can decide what to do next.
All services are provided without charge to patients in need. Referrals and connections are made to appropriate community resources. Clients may remain at the facility for up to 23 hours and 59 minutes, but most people get the help they need in less time. Services provided include 24-hour hotline, detox services, and crisis intervention and prevention.
The Division of Behavioral Health contracted with Beacon Health Option to assess Idaho's current behavioral health crisis system and provide recommendations to help build a statewide system. Beacon identified region-specific practices, including needs, gaps, opportunities, and national best practices. The results of Beacon's assessment and their recommendations are presented in the Idaho Crisis System of Care Report. The division will provide updates and next steps as the system continues to develop.
Get more information about the difference between Recovery Community Centers and Crisis Centers.