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
  • Crisis Services
    Crisis Services

    The Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties have been providing services to local residents since 1964. CMHA-CEI is conveniently located on Jolly Road in Lansing between Cedar Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

Crisis Service


Walk In or Call 24 Hours a Day

Crisis Services
Community Mental Health Building
812 E. Jolly Road, Lansing, MI 48910

Telephone: (517) 346-8460
Toll free: (800) 372-8460
Hearing Impaired: (800) 649-3777

All information shared with us will remain private and confidential unless you are in immediate danger of seriously injuring yourself or others.

The CMHA-CEI Crisis Services Department provides 24 hour, seven day per week, triage for persons experiencing a psychiatric emergency. The Crisis Services Department provides evaluation and screening for inpatient psychiatric hospital admission for persons with Medicaid or those who are uninsured. Persons with commercial mental health coverage are typically directed to contact their health plan for authorization should psychiatric hospitalization be necessary. Crisis Services staff may assist with various aspects of the voluntary or involuntary psychiatric admission process, and may provide limited assistance to family members or others seeking to have a person evaluated for hospitalization. Crisis Services staff work closely with the Adult Mental Health Services Crisis Recovery Team to seek alternatives to psychiatric hospitalization if and when such would be reasonable. The Crisis Services Department evaluates persons who are medically stabilized first, and staff work closely with area hospital emergency departments to ensure persons are suitable candidates for mental health evaluation and that a medical condition does not result in an inaccurate mental health diagnosis.


Cost for Services

CMHA-CEI provides specialty behavioral health and substance use services for people who meet criteria for our service array. We accept Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan and other publically funded health insurance. Fees are assessed based on the client's ability to pay. A coverage determination will identify a person's ability to pay along with any public funding that might be available.

Please contact Access (1-888-800-1559 or 517-346-8318) for eligibility determination.

CMHA-CEI does not offer stand-alone psychiatry services.


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