CCBC provides the psychiatry resources to both the Taunton/Attleboro and Brockton Emergency Service Programs (ESPs) operated by the Department of Mental Health (DMH). Working in close collaboration with the ESPs clients benefit from:
- Immediate help
- Minimal disruption to normal activities
- Quick response time
- Easy accessibility
Having a Mental Health Emergency?
Contact the Crisis Line:
For emergency fire, police, or medical help, CALL 911
- 24-hours, seven days a week
- Acute stabilization beds
- Skilled clinical assessment
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication management
- Specialty services for children and adolescents, including acute stabilization and intensive home based treatment
Emergency psychiatric services are the core of the local system's acute care services, emphasizing quick response and easy accessibility to service. The ESPs in conjunction with CCBC psychiatry staff utilize the local 24-hour emergency rooms, as well as a DMH site in Norton and the DMH Brockton Multi-Service Center. We offer psychiatric services on a daily basis at both the Norton and Brockton sites and also provide 24-hour psychiatric back-up through the DMH clinical staff.
Our services may include emergency psychiatric evaluation and follow-up with our team of outpatient clinical staff, which typically involves brief, intensive counseling around the crisis. CCBC is committed to diverting hospitalization for both adults and children / adolescents. By assisting the person and family in managing the life situation or aspect of illness that is causing concern, we seek to maintain them in the least restrictive environment possible.