Telephone and mobile crisis services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling Crisis Services at (814) 362-4623 or (800) 459-6568. If warranted, a mobile crisis worker can be sent to assist the individual and/or family with the crisis situation. The Mental Health Crisis Hotline should also be called for assistance when seeking a inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. In summary, all residents of McKean County have three ways to access crisis services. Services are provided in accordance to provisions in the Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Act of 1966.
1. Crisis Hotline: Any resident can call the Mental Health CRISIS Hotline at 1-800-459-6568 during any time of day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A mental health professional will answer the hotline and help the individual with information about services and supports.
2. Crisis Walk-In Services: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, any resident experiencing a mental health crisis can also seek services and support by walking into the crisis offices at The Guidance Center located at 110 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA 16701.
3. Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitalizations: At times an individual may require an inpatient hospitalization to meet their mental health needs. In the event an individual would need this level of care, they can present themselves at the Emergency Department of the local community hospital and ask to speak to a mental health delegate. Help can also be received by calling the Mental Health Hotline at 1-800-459-6568.