Crisis Respite Unit

Crisis Respite Unit

Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Center currently offers a three bed Crisis Respite Unit that serves individuals with a developmental disability (DD), intellectual disability (ID), or the co-occurring conditions of I/DD and Mental Illness. The Crisis Unit provides 24 hour a day intensive staffing and crisis amelioration services for individuals with an I/DD diagnosis who are experiencing a psychiatric, emotional, behavioral, or situational crisis that threatens to interrupt their community tenure and/or places them at risk for involuntary hospitalization. Length of stay is 30 days with the possibility of a clinically justified extension. The unit is located at 329 Mercer Street in Princeton WV, 24740


Referral Contact Information:
Referrals are welcome any time. To facilitate a referral you may contact:

CRU Coordinator Jeremy Burks
Phone: (304) 427-9541 ext. 1329
Fax: (304) 487-1512
After Hours: (304) 487-1488

The referral packet can be downloaded HERE in Microsoft Word format.

Admission Requirements and General Information

Services provided by this program are funded in part by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and will not be denied to persons because of age, race, handicap, or inability to pay.

Southern Highlands Community Mental Health Services reserves the right to deny consumers entry into the unit if medical needs exceed the CRU's ability to serve or if any individual's behavior is considered a danger to him/herself or others as defined in Chapter 27 of WV-Code


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