The Crisis Referral Desk provides immediate therapeutic response to individuals who are experiencing a crisis situation. They can be seen either on a voluntary or involuntary basis during working hours from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After working hours, individuals can only receive services on an involuntary basis by law enforcement referral. The goal is to alleviate the threat of an individual being a danger to self of others, or being gravely disabled (unable to provide for their own food, clothing, shelter). Services provided while at the CRD include an Initial Crisis Assessment, a Clinician Assessment and Discharge Planning. If the person is determined to be unable to benefit by voluntary services, the person may be involuntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital in order to stabilize their psychiatric condition. If the person can be served voluntarily, he or she will be provided with a discharge plan and aftercare assistance to link the person to outpatient and other supportive services.
202 N 8th Street
El Centro, CA 92243