Frontier’s staff of highly trained and compassionate professionals provide help and understanding for children of all ages. Outpatient services for children, youth, adolescents, and families are provided by licensed or licensed-eligible clinicians; crisis services are available 24/7 through phone and face-to-face assessments. Intensive Outpatient Services are available through the Adventure Program and school based services are available at locations throughout the region.
Psychiatric services: children and youth psychiatrists and advanced practice nurses provide medication, evaluation, and monitoring for those in need of psychotropic medication as part of their comprehensive treatment plan.
Case management: case management is a service that supports treatment by helping someone figure out the services they need and empowering them through person-centered planning.
CHILDREN AT RISK
When your child’s behavior puts them at risk of hurting themselves or others and/or when you cannot resolve the situation, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911 and tell them your child is having a mental health crisis.
CHILDREN NOT AT RISK
If you’re worried your child is nearing a crisis, and not at risk of hurting anyone, call (877) 928-9062. Crisis Response can make referrals for inpatient, outpatient, and comprehensive intensive outpatient treatment.
Frontier Health’s three group care facilities are for youth 12 to 18 who are in state custody, at risk of state custody, or are referred by juvenile courts.
Referrals for children and teens in crisis are accepted from family, friends, social service agencies, physicians, hospital emergency services, courts, and correctional officials. If you are a parent and fearful your child may run away, or need help because changes in your child’s behavior cause concern, call Link House for help.
Link House is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Our staff is sensitive, responsive and willing to listen. Link House is funded by a Federal Grant through the Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau and United Way agencies.
MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE HOTLINE
If you need additional assistance in Spanish, please contact our Interpreter at (423) 467-3726. Interpreting Services offered by Frontier Health are free.