Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Currently under construction on the Bartlett Regional Hospital campus in Juneau is a new crisis stabilization center, which the hospital said will be the first for youth and adults in Southeast Alaska.
Scheduled for completion in March 2023, they said the center will further expand Bartlett’s comprehensive, integrated approach to addressing urgent mental health needs by providing the first crisis residential center for youth and adults in Southeast Alaska.
Fully staffed and operational, the center will offer 24/7 crisis care with 8-beds serving youth and adults.
The hospital anticipates that both 23-hour crisis observation and stabilization, as well as crisis residential services for up to 7 days will be available.
There are currently no residential centers for crisis intervention in Southeast Alaska for youth and adults with urgent mental health needs.
For youth, the center will reduce the number of individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis who must leave the community and receive treatment away from their family. For adults, the center will provide the services necessary to stabilize individuals that do not require inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, and provide a step-down approach for adults discharging from the Mental Health Unit who are still in need of supports.
The crisis center is being constructed by Dawson Construction and will house three service floors and basement parking.