Emergency and Crisis Services are available for people who have a mental illness, substance use disorder, and/or developmental disability, are in acute distress, and need immediate help.
Services are provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and include:
- Walk-in emergency psychiatric services at the Merrifield Center (8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive, Lower Level, Fairfax), 703-573-5679, TTY 711.
- Mobile Crisis Units that respond to crises throughout the community, 703-573-5679, TTY 711.
- Woodburn Place Crisis Care – Crisis stabilization services, an alternative to hospitalization for adults who are experiencing psychiatric crisis. Woodburn Place provides a structured, supportive environment with 24-hour counseling support to help people gain the stability and emotional strength to move into a more independent living arrangement.
- Fairfax Detoxification Center – Short-term residential program for adults who need help to safely detoxify from the effects of drugs and/or alcohol. Call 703-502-7000, TTY 703-322-9080 (4213 Walney Road, Chantilly).
Additional crisis services for Northern Virginia residents:
- Regional, Education, Assessment, Crisis Services, Habilitation (REACH) – Provides in-home and community-based crisis assistance services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families to improve the quality of life and decrease facility placements and/or inpatient hospitalization.
- Children’s Regional Crisis Response – Provides 24-hour rapid response to youth (17 and younger) facing a mental health and/or substance use crisis.
Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization of Adults
CSB Emergency Services staff have prepared information for petitioners, family members and concerned others who want to understand the involuntary psychiatric hospitalization process for adults, as well as information about the Mandatory Outpatient Treatment (MOT) program.