Skagit County Crisis Center

201 Lila LaneSCCC Side Exterior
Burlington, WA 98233
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Contact: Program Manager
360-757-7738

The Skagit County Crisis Center is a 16-bed crisis, mental health stabilization and sub-acute detox program. The center serves Skagit County residents for detox and North Sound County residents who are experiencing a crisis related to their substance abuse and/or mental health challenges. Most of the services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Services Include

  • Sub-Acute Detoxification Services - ensures safe withdrawal from alcohol and drugs, provides chemical dependency assessment referrals, and and assists clients to ensue after care is arranged. The dedicated staff of SCCC also helps to coordinate treatment. This is a non-medical facility that does NOT prescribe medications.
  • Short Term Mental Health Stabilization - offers crisis counseling, medication stabilization, evidence-based  programming to identify strengths and personal goals for improved mental health, and referral service assistance through coordinating care with on-going mental health and substance abuse providers.
  • Jail Transitions Case Management – promotes successful community reintegration from jail for Skagit residents using evidence-based treatment that teaches skills for independent living and employment post-release. The program works in conjunction with the North Sound Mental Health Administration and Skagit County Jail for clients who are not already receiving mental health services. Clients cannot be currently enrolled in mental health services.
  • Residential Substance Abuse Treatment (RSAT) – designed for inmates who are currently incarcerated at Skagit County Jail, disclose they have a substance abuse problem and want to engage in a treatment program. Treatment is provided during the individual’s incarceration. If applicable, Pioneer staff work to develop a reentry plan in order to facilitate a successful transition from incarceration to becoming a productive member of society. The program is voluntary and acceptance is based on individuals being assessed while in custody.
  • Skagit Treatment Engagement Program (STEP) - targeted for Skagit County homeless adults. The program provides intensive outreach services to engage those in need of mental health and chemical dependency treatment.
  • Mobile Outreach Team (MOT) – dispatched to intervene with Skagit County residents 13 years and older in need of mental health services to to help prevent the situation from becoming a crisis. MOT is available Monday – Friday, 1:00pm – 9:00pm.
  • Housing Case Management – helps individuals with mental illness and/or chemical dependency issues that have had a long history of being homeless to remain in a stable environment.

Who is eligibleSCCC Staff Station

We serve Skagit County adults in crisis (with the exception of MOT that serves Skagit County individuals 13 years and older), including those who are:

  • Intoxicated or in withdrawal from alcohol or other substances and are medically stable
  • In need of stabilization due to mental health concerns
  • Assessed as having co-occurring mental health and chemical dependency issues

How to apply

People can self-refer to our program if they are in crisis. We also accept referrals from law enforcement, hospital emergency departments, mental health agencies, and family or friends. For more information, call us at 360-757-7738.