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If you are experiencing an emergency of any kind, please call 911 or go to your closest emergency room. Resources below are provided as a convenience; they do not imply endorsement.

You can dial 9-8-8 if you are experiencing a behavioral health or substance abuse crisis.

  • GCAL professionals will provide crisis intervention services by phone, dispatch mobile crisis teams, assist individuals in finding an open crisis or detox bed across Georgia and/or link individuals with urgent appointment services. 

  • If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, call 9-1-1. 

Georgia Crisis Resources

For access to services and immediate crisis help, call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7.


Someone To Talk To

For access please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. GCAL professionals will:

  • Provide telephonic intervention services​

  • Dispatch mobile crisis teams​

  • Assist individuals in finding an open crisis or detox bed across the state​

  • Link individuals with urgent appointment services​

In addition, GCAL will help you to access a state-funded provider in your area in a non-emergency. GCAL is a nationally accredited crisis center and partner to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year (24/7/365). 

Someone To Respond

Mobile Crisis Team Services (MCTS) provides community-based, face-to-face responses to individuals in an active crisis, who have behavioral health issues, or an intellectual or developmental disability. This service offers 24/7/365 crisis assessment, short-term intervention, and referral services. 

Somewhere To Go

Crisis Stabilization Units (CSUs) are a residential alternative to inpatient hospitalization. CSUs offer short-term behavioral health crisis stabilization and are available for receiving and evaluating youth and adults across Georgia 24/7/365. The average length of a stay in a CSU is approximately six days.​

Behavioral Health Crisis Centers (BHCC)

Behavioral Health Crisis Centers are available 24/7/365 for walk-in access to psychiatric crisis assessment, intervention, and counseling. Treatment teams and peer specialists work to effectively address the needs of the individual through the following services:

  • Crisis Services Center: A walk-in behavioral health center for crisis evaluation and short-term intervention services for those experiencing abrupt and substantial changes in behavior. Also provides screening and referral for appropriate outpatient services and community resources for individuals who are not in crisis but who are seeking access to behavioral health care.

  • Temporary Observation: An extended outpatient intervention (generally no more than 24 hours) in which an individual in crisis is further assessed, monitored, stabilized, and referred to needed services and support.​

  • Crisis Stabilization Unit: BHCCs also include a Crisis Stabilization Unit, which provides short-term behavioral health crisis stabilization. The average length of stay is approximately six days.


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