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Crisis Services

Emergency Help

Here are options when you or someone you care about is experiencing a mental health crisis:

  • Call 911 if the situation is a life-threatening emergency.
  • Visit our Behavioral Health Crisis Center at 1758 County Services Parkway in Marietta: open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • For non-crisis situations, Cobb County Community Services Board’s Outpatient Service, located at 1650 County Services Parkway in Marietta, is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. for walk in assessments.

24 Hour Walk In Crisis Services

We understand that people in crisis need immediate assistance. Our Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) offers supports to individuals who need immediate assessment and care.

Individuals seeking mental health or substance use services may walk in to the BHCC and receive an initial assessment. Assessments are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, regardless of your ability to pay. This service is available for those who are in crisis, urgent or routine need who walk-in on their own, are brought in by family or friends, or are under the custody of law enforcement.


Temporary Observation

Our temporary observation unit provides for initial crisis stabilization for up to 23 hours and 59 minutes. This unit attempts to reduce the crisis situation such that within a short period of time, the individual could assume normal activities and return home. If that is not possible, or a higher level of care is needed, the individual may qualify for our crisis stabilization unit.

Crisis Stabilization

If an individual needs care beyond the temporary observation period, he or she may be admitted to our facility for crisis stabilization. The average length of stay is 5-7 days. We offer 24 beds with 24-hour care and monitoring. Our Plan of Care is comprehensive and involves the individual in need of care, the clinical staff at the Behavioral Health Crisis Center and the Cobb Outpatient Services staff. Family members are included when appropriate.