FCCBH Celebrates New Crisis Receiving Center


Medical professionals, law enforcement, community leaders and members of the community gathered together in celebration of Four Corners Community Behavioral Health (FCCBH)’s new Crisis Receiving Center (CRC) ribbon cutting with the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce (CCCC). Attendees were given a tour of the new center while being enlightened of all of the services and resources that would be available to members of the community.

This has been a project that the staff of FCCBH have been working relentlessly to bring to the community. The FCCBH Crisis Receiving Center is located at 575 East 100 South in Price, open seven days a week, 365 days a year. While they are ready to start accepting members of the community, they are still waiting for licensing to come through from the Department of Health and will announce their open date as soon as it becomes available.

The CRC is available to anyone over the age of 18 who find themselves in a crisis or those who may be undergoing a substance use crisis. Individuals who find themselves in need of the CRC will not be charged for their visit. Admission must be voluntary, and patients must be medically stable and non-violent in order to utilize the facility. The CRC will provide its guest with clothes, food and a safe place.

The CRC is made up of six crisis rooms and two social detox rooms. There is a commons area where individuals can watch T.V., read, paint and play a game, among other things.

Community members who find themselves in a crisis are also welcome to simply show up. They will be evaluated by a nurse to ensure they are medically stable and to ensure there isn’t an underlying issue to whatever they may be dealing with. They are then given the option to speak with a trained therapist. Individuals dealing with a crisis can stay up to 23 hours. Staff will provide them with clothes, food, a hot shower and a quiet room if needed.

The CRC also provides a safe place for individuals experiencing social detox. Services include detox treatment for alcohol, opioids, benzos, amphetamines and for pregnant women. Individuals will be surrounded by a highly trained staff who can help with withdrawal medications, therapy and future resources. Individuals who are going through a social detox can stay up to a week at the CRC.

Once CRC staff have helped with the immediate crisis or social detox, staff will find resources and therapists who will work with the individual’s insurance to provide a more long-term solution. They are assigned a caseworker who will follow up once they’ve left, to help schedule appointments and to follow-up on anything else they may need.

The CRC will also be working closely with law enforcement professionals to provide a safe place for individuals who aren’t needing to be seen at the hospital and who aren’t needing to be incarcerated. Law enforcement can bring individuals in who are just in need of a safe place with trained therapists, nurses and substance use counselors who can care for them and provide resources to them for whatever they may be dealing with.

Oftentimes, law enforcement officers find themselves decompressing while sitting in their patrol cars after a high emotion, high stress call. The CRC has also set up a break room for law enforcement officers to grab a snack or drink and take a moment to decompress, which can make all the difference on their next call.

FCCBH Executive Director Melissa Huntington offered thanks to the many individuals who have worked tirelessly over the last three years to make this happen. To find out more information about the FCCBH and their new Crisis Receiving Center please visit their Facebook page.


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