Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board

CONTACT INFORMATION: Emergency - 703-573-5679 Detox - 703-502-7000 (24/7)
703-383-8500 TTY 711
8221 Willow Oaks Corporate Drive
Fairfax, Virginia 22031
Daryl Washington
Executive Director

Crisis Response Services

Sheriff's, Police and CSB staff at Merrifield Crisis Response CenterProviding rapid response 24/7 for behavioral health related emergencies.

703-573-5679, TTY 711

Need help with a mental health or substance abuse emergency?

The Crisis Response Center (CRC) at the CSB's Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health provides 24-hour comprehensive walk-in psychiatric emergency services to individuals of all ages who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis.

Our goal is to provide comprehensive evaluations and recommendations for treatment as needed. This may include voluntary and involuntary admissions to public and private psychiatric hospitals or crisis stabilization programs.

The Mobile Crisis Unit (MCU) provides rapid response in the community based on a triage of risk to individuals who are unwilling or unable to seek treatment or need outreach to be engaged in treatment. MCU works closely with our local public safety personnel.

The Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) assessment center works to divert individuals with misdemeanor charges to more appropriate treatment services in the community, reducing the number of individuals with mental illness in jails.

Services offered at CRC

  • Crisis intervention and risk assessment.
  • Voluntary and involuntary admissions to psychiatric hospitals and short-term crisis stabilization services.
  • Evaluations for psychiatric medication.
  • Referrals to appropriate level of care.
  • Connections to community resources.
  • Recovery Specialists provide information and guidance on services and share their lived experience.

Services offered by the Mobile Crisis Unit

  • On-scene evaluation, treatment and crisis intervention to engage individuals in services who are unwilling or unable to come to the Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health.
  • Critical incident stress management response.
  • Hostage/barricade response to assist police.


The Sharon Bulova Center for Community Health was formerly known as the “Merrifield Center.” The Community Services Board facility was given the new name to honor county leader Sharon Bulova, former chairman and long-time member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors.

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