In times of crisis, finding help can mean the difference between recovery and tragedy. Here at Davis Behavioral Health, we believe that those in crisis should have access to a comfortable, welcoming place that will aid in getting back on track. Our Receiving and Engagement Center provides that for residents of Davis County.
A receiving center is a facility that provides help to those in the midst of crises, whether it’s for mental health, substance abuse, or behavioral crises. Instead of a visit to an emergency room or being booked into jail, those in crisis can walk into a receiving center for help keeping themselves safe, detoxing from drugs, or preventing potential violence in the community.
Most receiving centers maintain full acceptance policies, meaning that they don’t turn anyone away. This gives members of the community who are experiencing a crisis an affordable, receiving environment to get the stabilizing help they need.
The Receiving Center functions to:
Davis Behavioral Health Receiving Center is a 24/7 facility that is homey and welcoming, encouraging our clients facing crisis to come in and feel comfortable. It offers brief crisis stabilization, with most clients staying for about 24 hours or until they’ve been stabilized. During a stay, clients can receive a suicide assessment, physical health screening, an evaluation, detox services, peer services, medication management and medication assisted treatment (MAT) when necessary. After the crisis is stabilized, clients are connected with treatment programs that can provide further help, as well as Davis Behavioral Health outpatient services.
In addition to providing crisis intervention, receiving centers have benefits that reach beyond the individuals who utilize the facilities. When emergency rooms are used for mental health crisis treatment, it can slow down care for medical emergencies. Also, when law enforcement has to book someone into jail who is experiencing a crisis, they may not get the help they need, and they can take up time and space in jails that would be more conducive to those who have broken the law. For police officers, having to arrest someone who is behaving erratically during a crisis is not a good solution. A receiving center offers a safer alternative that also improves relationships between law enforcement and the community.
Our Receiving Center is meant for those who pose a danger to themselves or to others, as well as those whose substance use has caused overdose. In addition, law enforcement may bring people to our Receiving Center rather than booking them into jail for certain misdemeanors, especially when under the influence of drugs. If you’re experiencing a crisis, especially if you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts or ideations, you should ask for help, which may include support getting to the Receiving Center. This service is free to anyone who is in need, so do not hesitate to come by if you’re in a crisis.
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