811 Mills Avenue, Arcadia, FL 34266

Crisis Services

A mental health crisis can occur when negative emotions, stress, and/or reactions to a traumatic event becomes so intense that individuals have thoughts of harming themselves or another person. Our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU), located conveniently in Punta Gorda, only 26 miles from Arcadia, is an emergency inpatient brief treatment for intensive behavioral, emotional or substance use situations. Early intervention in a crisis can prevent longer term hospitalization and stabilize acute psychiatric conditions

Our professional staff provides individualized structured treatment plans and therapeutic activities to persons with acute behavioral health problems. Charlotte Behavioral Health Care provides a safe and supportive environment for you or your loved one when in need of emergency mental health treatment.

Many of the people we help are admitted involuntarily under the Baker Act Law and are potentially at risk to themselves or others. No matter how you enter the program, we are committed to serving your mental health and substance abuse needs with dignity, respect and compassion.

Our goal at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care is to stabilize you psychiatrically, assist you or your loved one through your crisis situation, and provide linkage to outpatient treatment and other community resources for ongoing support and recovery.

Perhaps the most important aspect of crisis stabilization is making sure the patient/family connects to follow up services. At Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, we strive to schedule a follow up appointment for you or your child within 7 days of the crisis discharge to ensure that your progress continues. Our professional staff at Charlotte Behavioral Health Care work to ensure that you are reminded of the appointment and quickly responds if you are not able to attend this key follow up.

Our Engagement Specialists monitor your follow up and contact you to provide support, identify barriers to follow up and offer solutions, and to schedule another appointment as quickly as possible. Tracking your follow up is one key way that Charlotte Behavioral Health Care staff ensure your success and avoidance of future crises.

At Charlotte Behavioral Health Care, we understand that a crisis can happen at any hour, so these services are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) offers:

  • Assessment and treatment services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for children, adolescents and adults.
  • Staffing that includes nurses, technicians, and therapists who support the safety and stabilization of people in an acute mental health crisis who are a danger to themselves or others because of their mental illness.
  • Voluntary and involuntary Baker Act admissions to residents of Charlotte and DeSoto counties.
  • Psychiatric evaluation and psychiatrist rounds daily.
  • Transportation assistance is provided to DeSoto residents

Please contact our Crisis Stabilization Unit staff at (941) 575-0222 at any hour if you or someone in your family needs immediate assistance.