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. Learn more about what happens when you come to CSB Emergency Services.
- 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).
- Diversion to Detox – A mobile team of CSB staff which responds to police and community requests to intervene at the scene of a potential arrest to refer the individual instead to detoxification services. Available from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. Call 703-502-7000, TTY 703-322-9080 or find out more about eligibility for Detox Diversion).
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.