Mental Health Crisis Help

Community Mental Health offers walk in or call crisis 24 Hours a Day (Walk-in services are for those in immediate crisis and cannot wait for an appointment). Contact Us to get directions to the CMH Building. Crisis services provides crisis intervention, assessment, and screening for voluntary and involuntary psychiatric hospitalization.
Toll Free: 800.372.8460
Local: 517.346.8460
TTY: 517.267.7623
Mental Health Crisis


Woman in crisis

The CMHA-CEI Crisis Services Department is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. To refer an individual who is experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact the CMHA-CEI Crisis Services Department at 1-800-372-8460. Walk in referrals are accepted as well.

In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 911 or your local law enforcement agency for immediate assistance.


Doctor and patient filling out paperwork

To refer individuals for routine, non-emergent behavioral health services, please request that the individual (if an adult) or parent/guardian (if a child) contact our centralized Access Center by calling 1-888-800-1559 or (517) 346-8318 to determine eligibility for CMHA-CEI supports and services. If a person is hearing impaired, please have the individual contact the Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777 or by simply dialing 7-1-1. The Relay Center will relay the call to us.

Program Specific Information

Early Intervention Program

The Early Intervention Program at CMHA-CEI does accept third-party referrals from active community partners. Questions about referrals can be directed to the Director of Early Intervention Services at (517) 887-5263.

Substance Abuse Serices

Individuals must contact our substance abuse programs directly to set-up an intake appointment. For some programs, a short screening over the phone will take place. Referrals for individuals in jail can be done by third parties over the phone and program staff will contact the inmate in the jail. Click Here to visit the substance abuse program page.

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