Crisis Services

SMA’s Crisis Services provide 24-hour emergency screening and admission to mental health crisis stabilization, drug abuse detoxifications and/or referral to other services.  Our crisis services are located in Daytona Beach, the central point for screening, referral, and placement of involuntary clients under the Baker Act and Marchman Act.  Baker Act court is now held weekly on site and a court liaison provides assistance to families filing Marchman Act petitions for involuntary assessment or treatment.

Volusia County Crisis Stabilization Unit

The Volusia County Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) and Detoxification (Detox) Services are licensed for 30 beds and 19 beds respectively.  The average length of stay is 3.5 days for the CSU and 3.3 days for detox.  Individuals receive medication appropriate to their presenting problems, individual and group counseling, and discharge planning toward the next appropriate level of care.  Individuals can be safely medically detoxified from alcohol, opiates, prescription medications, and other physically addicting drugs.  Registered nurses and behavioral health techs are on duty 24/7, as is a Psychiatrist and/or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner to direct treatment.

Putnam Detoxification Unit

The Putnam Detoxification Unit is a licensed 8-bed facility, serving the needs of Putnam and St. Johns Counties.  Individuals receive medications appropriate for their presenting problems, group and individual counseling, and discharge planning.  Alcohol and prescription drug abuse accounts for the majority of all admissions.  The unit is staffed 24/7 with nursing care (Registered and Licensed Practical Nurses), and is supervised by a Director of Nursing who is a licensed ARNP.

Crisis Triage and Treatment Unit

The Crisis Triage and Treatment Unit (CTTU) is a crisis assessment and referral service for Flagler County residents experiencing behavioral health crisis.  It is located in the Brown & Brown Outpatient building at the Vince Carter Sanctuary in Bunnell.  This program is funded through a grant award to Flagler County and is limited to individuals escorted to the program by law enforcement between the hours of noon and midnight daily.  Law enforcement is able to transport individuals to SMA to assess and determine the appropriate clinical disposition.  When required and appropriate, SMA then transports the individual to a receiving facility in Volusia County.

Volusia Rape Crisis Center

The Volusia Rape Crisis Center specializes in advocacy, crisis intervention and trauma counseling and therapy for both adolescents and adults who have experienced sexual assault as a primary or secondary victim.  Advocates at SMA provide crisis intervention services, assist victims in understanding their rights and options and offer support throughout the medical and criminal justice process to ensure the victim’s recovery.  Advocates can be reached 24/7 by calling the 24-hour Rape Crisis Hotline (800-503-7621).  The Volusia Rape Crisis Center is recognized as the primary rape crisis center for Volusia County.