Emergency Psychiatric Services
TO IMMEDIATELY ACCESS MHC’S EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES, CALL 615-726-0125.
- Our crisis services available 24/7
- Are provided at no cost to you
- Professional crisis assessment and intervention
- Walk-ins are welcome
A mental health crisis can be extremely frightening and difficult for family and friends to understand. law enforcement and paramedics have limited resources to help during a mental health crisis, which can result in an unnecessary trip to the Emergency Room. This often only adds to the crisis.
Our emergency teams are trained to immediately respond and resolve a crisis. We offer a full continuum of services and treatment resources on our Nashville campus.
CRISIS TREATMENT CENTER
250 Cumberland Bend, Nashville, TN 37228
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In February 2019, MHC opened a Crisis Treatment Center (CTC), a state-of-the-art facility designed to provide immediate access to specialized care for adults and children experiencing a psychiatric emergency. The CTC facility was specifically designed to emphasize a calming, relaxing atmosphere in an effort to reduce anxiety, stress and challenging behaviors. All MHC Emergency Psychiatric Services now operate from the CTC.
Triage Counselors are available 24/365
- to assist callers
- offer resources
- dispatch MHC Crisis Counselors when appropriate (Mobile Crisis Response).
MHC has assembled a vast continuum of crisis services that includes a 15-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) and an 8-bed Intensive Intervention Center (IIC) also known as “Respite,” all housed within the CTC complex.
Individuals admitted to our CSU and IIC receive a psychiatric evaluation with medication initiation if needed, nursing care, psychotherapy, psycho-education, discharge planning, support, and meals. Both programs are staffed around the clock by trained professionals and differ primarily by acuity level and specific needs.
LAW ENFORCEMENT DROPOFF
The CTC provides crucial support for law enforcement. Often law enforcement is the first responder to an individual in crisis. Prior to the opening of the CTC, officers had limited options to help those in need, to access immediate treatment. The result was extended wait times for officers and individuals in local emergency rooms and walk-in centers.
Officers now drop off those in need and return to their patrol in less than 9 minutes.
CRISIS SERVICES FOR CHILDREN
Loved ones or those responsible for children and youth in Davidson County experiencing a mental health crisis should contact our 24-hour emergency psychiatric services at 615-726-0125 or 855-274-7471.
For additional information, please call 615-726-0125.
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