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Crisis Services

Meridian’s Crisis Services offers a full emergency screening staff who perform 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:


Contact Us

Medical/Life-Threatening Emergencies:  911

Emergency Screening: 24/7 Crisis Line (352) 374-5600, option 1

Outside Gainesville, FL: 
Toll Free: (800) 330-5615
TTY: (800) 955-8771
TTD: (800) 955-8770


24/7 Crisis Line

Local (North Central Florida):
(352) 374-5600
option 1
Toll Free:
1 (800) 330-5615