JUDGE GUY HERMAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CARE

JUDGE GUY HERMAN CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS CARE

Operated by Integral Care, the Judge Guy Herman Center for Mental Health Crisis Care helps address Travis County’s lack of adequate access to emergency psychiatric services and helps support first responder and emergency healthcare services by creating a new point of access for crisis care. The center is the result of a collaboration of local healthcare organizations, including St. David’s Foundation and Central Health.

The center provides short term emergency psychiatric crisis care that includes stabilization, assessment and treatment in a secure, protected residential environment for individuals experiencing behavioral health crises. The center accepts both voluntary and involuntary individuals on Emergency Detention (ED) who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis. It offers the right level of care at the right time, reduces cost of care and improves health outcomes for patients. Adding the center to the service continuum ensures that psychiatric crisis treatment is available in the most appropriate, most cost-effective setting.

Primary referrals to the Herman Center come from law enforcement, healthcare providers such as like local emergency departments and the Seton Psychiatric Emergency Department, and other Integral Care crisis services. Law enforcement and healthcare providers can access the Herman Center by calling Integral Care’s 24/7 Crisis Helpline at 512-472-HELP (4357). Press 1, then 2. The Herman Center is not appropriate for self-referral or walk-in services.

  • Crisis assessment
  • Crisis stabilization and extended observation
  • Medications
  • Therapy – individual and group
  • Nursing services
  • Case management
  • Discharge planning
  • Linkage to ongoing care and community resources

The Herman Center is located at 6600 E. Ben White Blvd., Austin, TX 78741.

For questions, please contact Tracy Abzug, Practice Manager, at Tracy.Abzug@integralcare.org  or (512) 804-3740.

You can also read our full FAQ document about the center here. For information about exclusionary criteria, click here. Clinical exceptions to the exclusionary criteria are made on a case-by-case basis.

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