Crisis Intervention is a confidential and free seven day/24 hour service, provided by Philhaven Hospital and funded through a contract between the County Commissioners and Philhaven Hospital. The service is licensed through the Department of Public Welfare. The service bills medical assistance for appropriate services.
This service is available to all persons in Lebanon County. To access Crisis Services, dial 274-3363.
Crisis counselors provide psychological assessment of crisis situations but can not provide psychiatric or psychological evaluations of individuals. For those services, an individual must contact MH/MR (274-3415) or a private provider. Crisis counselors do not provide legal advice of any sort.
Crisis counselors do not provide physical intervention under any circumstances.
Crisis services are voluntary. There are times a caller is concerned for another individual and wants CIIC to contact that person. Information regarding available county services can be provided to the caller as well as suggestions on how to handle that situation. Ordinarily, the caller will be instructed to have the person in need of services contact the Crisis Services directly.
There are times when the person in need of intervention does not want services, but is presenting as a danger to self and others, or has demonstrated an inability to care for self severe enough to lead to serious bodily harm. If that person's actions are the result of severe mental illness, the law provides for involuntary intervention. In these situations, a crisis counselor will perform as a mental health delegate.
SERVICES PROVIDED FOR LEBANON COUNTY:
Drug & Alcohol Commission 24/7 State Mandated Hotline:
MH/MR 24/7 State Mandated Hotline for Crisis Intervention Services; 24/7 State Mandated MH Delegate services for MH/MR emergency services:
Crisis assessments of clients as requested for:
Crisis Intervention provides the following services for anyone in need in Lebanon County on a 24/7 basis: