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Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disability – Crisis & Access Services
Call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225
Georgia offers a statewide toll-free call center for consumers to access services. The call center operates 24/7 and has the capacity to screen and assess callers for intensity of service response.
Language Assistance is provided to callers with limited English proficiency.
Emergencies: Individuals determined to be in immediate danger are “warm transferred” to the local 911 service in the area where the consumer is located. Call center staff do not leave the call until they have confirmation that 911 responders are on site with the caller.
Assistance: Individuals in need of crisis management will receive 24/7 mobile response to assess the situation, de-escalate the crisis, consult and refer with post crisis follow-up to assure linkage with recommended services.
Routine Service Access: For consumers with less intense needs, the call center staffs are able to offer consumers choice of providers and to schedule appointments for services. Consumers are able to specify the distance they are willing to travel and the call center identifies service providers within that proximity to the individual’s zip code location. Contact service providers directly Visit ReferralConnect to find a mental health or substance abuse provider.
Deaf Mental Health Access Line Individuals in need of services should contact the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225 or www.mygcal.com to obtain access to care. Individuals seeking general/additional information from the Office of Deaf Services may contact: Amy Peterson, MS, CDI Deaf Services Coordinator AmPeterson@dbhdd.ga.gov Voice/Video Phone: (404) 991-2306