24-Hour Crisis Hotline: (877)SAFEGBC or (877)723-3422 Mental Health & Substance Abuse Issues

6502 Nursery Drive, Suite 100
Victoria, TX 77904
(361)575-0611
(800)421-8825

Crisis Services

Crisis Intervention services are interventions provided in response to a crisis in order to reduce symptoms of severe and persistent mental illness or serious emotional disturbance and to prevent admission of an individual to a more restrictive environment.

Screening and Crisis Response is available to any person in crisis residing within Gulf Bend Center’s seven county service area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

24 Hour Toll-Free Crisis Hotline:  877.723.3422

Crisis Intervention Services Include:

  • An assessment on the degree of danger an individual poses to self or others;
  • The coordination of emergency care services in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code;
  • Behavior skills training to assist the individual in reducing stress and managing symptoms;
  • Problem-solving;
  • Reality orientation to help the individual identify and manage their symptoms of mental illness;
  • Providing guidance and structure to the individual in adapting to and coping with stressors.

Conditions:

  • Crisis intervention services may be provided to:
  • An adult; or
  • A child or adolescent
  • Must be provided one-to-one
  • May be provided:
  • On-site; or
  • In-vivo
  • Must be provided by a QMHP-CS
  • May not be provided to an individual who is currently admitted to a CSU
  • May be provided to an individual who is currently admitted to a CSU
  • May be provided to an individual without first obtaining authorization from the department or its designee in accordance with the Texas Administrative Code
  • May be provided without a treatment plan described in the Texas Administrative Code

Fees: Services are available regardless of ability to pay