EMACS Program Closing
After nearly nine years of providing outstanding mental health crisis stabilization services to people in Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington counties, the East Metro Adult Crisis Stabilization Program (EMACS) will close at the end of December 2011. The Mental Health Crisis Alliance is proud of the accomplishments of the EMACS program and acknowledges and thanks program staff, community partners, and funders for their contributions and service.
Starting January 2012, mental health crisis stabilization services currently provided by the EMACS program will be transitioned to the new Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health, co-located with Ramsey County chemical health and detox services at 402 University Avenue East in Saint Paul. The new Urgent Care will offer mental health crisis assessment and stabilization, both walk-in and mobile, with expanded hours of services and increased walk-in capacity. A multi-disciplinary team, managed by Ramsey County, will providemental health crisis services including:
- Rapid access to psychiatric care and medications
- Crisis assessment and stabilization
- Certified peer support specialists
- Help in acquiring community resources and referrals
- Chemical dependency screening and referrals