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The Crisis Assessment and Treatment Center is a 16-bed, secure facility where people can stay from 4-14 days as their mental health symptoms stabilize. 

The center is appropriate for those who need crisis stabilization in a secure setting. The person is too ill for crisis respite, but not so ill that they need hospitalization.

We admit people on both a voluntary and involuntary basis.

We provide:

  • An inviting, safe and supportive environment for recovery from crises
  • Our medical staff assist in admission and provide basic medical services and prescribing as needed
  • Discharge planning for follow-up treatment in the community
  • Help finding other resources necessary for stabilization, such as housing, basic needs assistance and care for physical health 
  • Peer support, advocacy and mentoring

How to Get Service

Our Mental Health Call Center manages admission to the center. We work with the police and local hospitals to triage people to the best place for care based on their symptoms. This might include a mental health walk-in clinic, a hospital or sub-acute services.

We also accept referrals from:

  • Community mental health providers
  • Urgent walk-in clinics
  • Emergency rooms
  • Hospital inpatient care teams

For admission questions, contact us at 503-988-4888, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

Examples: Who Might Need the Crisis Assessment and Treatment Center?

Scenario 1: I have depression and my symptoms have recently gotten much worse—so bad I can barely function. I talk about suicide and might have a history of hurting myself. But I don't have a plan for how to carry out a suicide.

Scenario 2: I've been going to a mental health agency but recently stopped participating in treatment. My psychosis symptoms have increased, and I've been hearing voices more often. I can still process information but am having a hard time functioning as my symptoms worsen.

What is a mental health crisis?

A crisis is when the symptoms of a person’s illness have gotten significantly worse. They are so ill that they might hurt themselves or another person as a result of worsening symptoms. Their symptoms prevent them from functioning at normal levels.

A person in crisis needs care immediately to stay safe, so they can return to the community.


Contact Us

Crisis Assessment and Treatment Center
30 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

503-988-4888 (Mental Health Call Center)
503-232-1099 (direct)