Emergency Services: each local mental health center office provides 24 hour a day telephonic crisis response for any citizen in crisis. After discussing the person's problems on the phone the mental health professional (MHP) will decide whether a face to face evaluation is needed. Where full time dedicated MHP teams exist, emergency crisis services are available to all persons for both telephone crisis support and face to face evaluations, where clinically indicated, on a 24/7 basis. In offices without dedicated full time crisis teams, clinicians are on call to respond to emergency requests for evaluation and dispositions only for WMMHC clients. When a person is judged not to be in an emergency situation, as defined in Montana statute, the person may be given an emergency appointment at the local center for the next day, or referred to a local hospital for voluntary psychiatric admission, or linked with other community resources as appropriate. If the individual has a primary therapist, who is not affiliated with the mental health center, that primary therapist will be contacted as soon as practical by the MHP.
Bozeman Butte Hamilton Kalispell Libby
Missoula Ronan Superior Thompson Falls
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