We are pleased that Behavioral Health Link has been chosen to operate the Georgia Crisis and Access line for an additional 7 years. Effective 7/1/15, GCAL, operated by Behavioral Health Link, became part of the Georgia Collaborative ASO in partnership with Beacon Health Options and the Delmarva Foundation. In this partnership, GCAL not only serves as the Crisis and Access Line but we also conduct the first level utilization review process for state contracted inpatient beds and crisis stabilization units.
In 2006, BHL began a unique collaboration with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (then the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disability and Addictive Disease.). For the first time, individuals from across the state can call a single number for access to care or help in a crisis.
The Georgia Crisis & Access Line is staffed with professional social workers and counselors 24 hours per day, every day, to assist those with urgent and emergency needs. Those callers who need more routine services are directly connected with the agency of their choice and given a scheduled appointment.