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Emergency Behavioral Health and Substance Use Care When You Neet It

If you or a loved one is experiencing an emergency mental health or substance use crisis and need help immediately, Beth Israel Lahey Health Behavioral Services provides prompt, direct access to behavioral health experts and clinicians right in your community.

We deliver the crisis support services you need when you need them, helping you avoid the unnecessary stress and inconvenience of going to a hospital emergency room for care.

Our Adult and Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention (A/YMCI) team offers supportive and coordinated care 24/7, 365 days a year in the communities of Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover.

Our 24/7 A/YMCI community-based location is in Lawrence, Massachusetts and is co-located with our Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) and Adult Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS) unit.

If you’re experiencing a medical emergency, immediately call 911.

Lawrence Adult/Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention

12 Methuen Street
Second Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
P: 978-620-1250 / 877-255-1261

Communities Served

Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover

How We Work

Our Lawrence Adult and Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention provides 24/7 intervention, assessment, and stabilization for individuals experiencing a behavioral health or substance use emergency. Our services are designed to provide the specific type of care you or your loved one may need with cultural respect and a commitment to maintaining your dignity.

When you contact our Lawrence A/YMCI, your call is met by a qualified crisis professional who helps streamline the process of finding appropriate care. For individuals, families, and providers, this means providing knowledge and insight into the best and most readily available service.

Our Emergency & Crisis Services

To help avoid trips to hospital emergency rooms, our Adult Mobile Crisis Intervention (AMCI) team provides emergency psychiatric assessment, intervention, and stabilization services seven days a week, 365 days a year, in various settings, including homes, schools, outpatient clinics, AMCI community-based locations, and hospitals.

Should you or your loved one need additional services, crisis team members will make referrals to the appropriate level of care. AMCI will also provide up to 3 day follow up services.

Adult Mobile Crisis Intervention is available to anyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Call Toll Free: 1-877-382-1609

Your call will be transferred to the closest AMCI that serves you.

Lawrence A/YMCI
12 Methuen Street
Second Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
P: 978-620-1250 / 877-255-1261

Communities Served

Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover

Our Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention (YMCI) Program is designed for children and young adults (20 years old and younger) and is staffed by qualified crisis professionals with extensive experience caring for children and young adults with mental health and/or substance use disorders.

Crisis clinicians and family partners travel directly to the child in crisis for an in-person assessment (telehealth services are also available) and work to de-escalate, assess, and stabilize the individual on-site. The team can also provide up to seven days of ongoing crisis counseling, support and stabilization for patients and their families. The YMCI team’s goal is to keep children safe and support families in their homes.

Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention is a key component of wraparound care: A comprehensive, holistic, family-focused approach to responding to children or youth experiencing severe mental health or behavioral challenges.

Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention is available to anyone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Call Toll Free: 1-877-382-1609

Your call will be transferred to the closest YMCI that serves you.

Lawrence A/YMCI
12 Methuen Street
Second Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
P: 978-620-1250 / 877-255-1261

Communities Served

Andover, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover

Our Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS) Program is a supportive alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for adults (ages 18 and over) experiencing a mental health crisis and an acute substance use concern.

Located in safe, home-like settings in Lawrence, CCS is staffed 24/7 and provides crisis stabilization, ongoing psychiatric assessment, care coordination, medication management, psychoeducation, group therapy, and individual counseling led by nurse practitioners, behavioral health clinicians, mental health counselors, nurses, and other certified professionals.

A typical length of treatment is three to five days. To be admitted to the CCS Program, you will be evaluated by our crisis team to determine eligibility.

Community Crisis Stabilization (CCS) Location

Lawrence Area
12 Methuen Street
Second Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840
978-620-1770, Option 1 (Admissions)

We work with law enforcement in a number of communities to include a behavioral health clinician in responding to calls from individuals experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis. The goal of JDP is to work alongside police to divert individuals experiencing a crisis from the criminal justice system whenever possible.