Part of the Alabama Crisis System of Care, the Crisis Centers are individualized to the unique needs of the communities they serve. Currently, there are five centers operating across the state, with an additional center on the way.
Crisis centers are designated places for individuals to walk in, and/or for law enforcement, first responders, and EMS personnel to take an individual who is in mental health or substance use crisis – 24/7/365 days a year. At each center, the individual may receive stabilization, evaluation, psychiatric services, and referral to community resources.
Indian Rivers Hope Pointe Behavioral Health Crisis Care
1401 Greensboro Ave, Tuscaloosa 35401
Serving: Bibb, Choctaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Perry, Pickens, Sumter, Wilcox, and Tuscaloosa counties
SpectraCare Health Systems
*The Crisis Center will open in March 2024. Contact information will be given when the location is open.
Serving: Barbour, Dale, Geneva, Henry, and Houston counties
As part of the first major investment in state mental health services since Governor Lurleen Wallace’s administration, Governor Ivey prioritized establishing a mental health crisis continuum of care, with efforts in the Alabama Legislature led by House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter. This continuum of care, called the Alabama Crisis System of Care includes Crisis Centers.
The initial three Crisis Centers were funded with an $18 million appropriation in the FY2021 General Fund budget, with continued funding appropriated in the FY2022 and FY2023 General Fund budgets to support the existing Crisis Centers and add new Crisis Centers.