The Northern Idaho Crisis Center is the second crisis center funded through the Idaho State Legislature.
Many community organizations have come together to make the crisis center a possibility, but the newly-formed Idaho Health Partners, comprised of Kootenai Health, Panhandle Health District and Heritage Health, will be doing much of the initial planning and development. Kootenai Health is the contracting organization with the state. Local law enforcement, the local behavioral health community and those offering assistance to people in crisis are active participants and supporters.
The center will serve men and women from Idaho’s 10 northern counties, ages 18 and older who need help with behavioral health or substance abuse issues. If additional care is needed, whether it is inpatient care such as being admitted to the hospital, or outpatient care like a counseling service, patients will receive an appropriate referral before they leave the center.