What Are Access Centers?
A mental health crisis can strike when you least expect it. Fortunately, Intermountain Health has Behavioral Health Access Centers to meet your urgent needs. We offer psychiatric and crisis care for people who are 18-years-old and up. Our access centers are ideal for people who are experiencing a behavioral health crisis without a medical emergency.
Behavioral Health Access Centers offer immediate crisis treatment, observation, and fast access to mental health treatment from licensed behavioral health professionals. This allows you to get the best level of care and lowers the overall costs.
Our Behavioral Health Access Centers kind of work like an emergency room. You’ll be given a medical exam and mental health evaluation. This helps our caregivers figure out what resources you need to give you the right type of care for your condition.
There are a lot of reasons why someone may need to come to a Behavioral Health Access Center. A few examples include:
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Substance Abuse
Patient Care Managers are in charge of making sure there’s a solid treatment plan for patients going forward. Most patients leave the Behavioral Health Access Center with a follow-up appointment that’s scheduled within four-to-six days.
As you seek care at Intermountain Health remember, there's no wrong door when it comes to getting help regarding your thoughts, feelings or behaviors. Access Centers can provide immediate relief and safety for patients and families in crisis.