Meridian’s emergency screening staff provides evaluations and crisis intervention for adults and children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year at our Crisis Stabilization Units, located in Gainesville (Alachua County) and Lake City (Columbia County).
Crisis Services address the needs of those facing an acute episode of psychiatric illness or substance use disorder. Upon evaluation, crisis counseling may lessen the acuity, permitting referral to traditional or intensive outpatient care, or may result in admission to fully-staffed, medically-supervised in-patient services.
Meridian offers the following crisis-related services and information:
Medical/Life-Threatening Emergencies: 911
Emergency Screening: 24/7 Crisis Line (352) 374-5600, option 1