The center provides aid to individuals in severe distress for up to 23 consecutive hours. Services offered include:
- Prompt behavioral healthcare assessments
- Peer counseling
- Supportive services
- Determination of the appropriate care level.
A critical component of the CIC is providing de-escalation skills to clients under psychological distress or those requiring immediate care associated with substance use or a behavioral healthcare disorder.
We have 5 calming rooms to offer a safe, comforting, and warm space for intervention. Each room has couches and recliners available for a client to rest, as well as to meet with a clinician and provider, as well as peer support specialists over an extended period.
Security is present 24 hours a day to ensure client safety, and Special Conservators of the Peace can accept transfers of custody from law enforcement that would otherwise be holding the client for possible hospitalization.
Nursing support is a core component of our intervention, ensuring medical needs are adequately assessed and addressed, as they can precipitate a crisis. Our Nurse Practitioner provides psychiatric support to assist in the intervention with medication, allowing a level of psychiatric intervention without requiring a hospitalization.