Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC)
What is a BHUCC? (En español)
The Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC, pronounced “Buck”) is a place where people experiencing a mental health crisis can go to be stabilized. It can be compared to an Urgent Care Center where people often go for a medical emergency instead of going to the hospital ER.
The BHUCC provides:
- Crisis stabilization service
- Up to 12 adults (ages 18 and up) and six adolescents (ages 13 to 17)
- Doctors, nurses, therapists, peer counselors
- 24/7 Outpatient Program
- Patients may stay up to 24 hours
- Average stay is 4 to 6 hours
- Round the clock security staff
- Discharged patients leave the area and return to their home and community services
- Walk-ins welcome (call ahead for additional information and estimated wait time)
- All insurance plans accepted (individuals without insurance are also able to receive services. Contact us for more information.)
These facilities operate 24/7 to provide crisis stabilization for up to 12 adults and six adolescents. Clients can stay up to 24 hours. Designed to prevent psychiatric hospitalizations, the BHUCCs will help clients to stabilize and will also provide referrals to other needed services. Transportation is provided as needed.
Long Beach BHUCC Located in Southern California, this Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center is an alternative to psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, emergency rooms, and even jail, where people with mental illness can find stability. More…