In response to a large number of emergency department admissions related to both mental health and substance abuse issues, Thrive Behavioral Health, formerly The Kent Center for Human and Organizational Development, will offer in-person crisis clinical services to assist community members and first responders in Kent County during evening and weekend hours.
Starting on May 18 Thrive has a clinician available on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., who may respond in the community and assist with a person who is experiencing a crisis and mental illness or addiction symptoms. The Thrive clinician will assess the person and determine the appropriate care. This may include placement in a treatment setting or a treatment referral. This new service is an addition to Thrive’s current Emergency Services, which is available to community members and first responders Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. On June 3, Thrive will further expand Emergency Services hours to Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. through 12 midnight.
To access these services, call Thrive Emergency Services line at 738-4300. If you would like more information about this service or of any of Thrive’s services, contact Dawn Allen at the contact information listed above.