24-HOUR CRISIS LINE: Marion: (352) 291-5525 | Citrus: (352) 726-7155

  1. Children’s Crisis Stabilization

    Our Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit serves children in distress who may be in danger of harming themselves or others due to a mental health emergency. 12 beds are available and short-term inpatient treatment is provided for boys and girls ages 17 or younger.

    During their stay children receive specialized care led by a children’s psychiatrist, and therapeutic treatment provided by our highly trained team of nurses, mental health technicians, activities therapist, and social workers. Children are seen individually by a psychiatrist daily and are involved in group sessions throughout the day, designed to help them through their crisis and equip them with coping skills to enhance and enrich their lives. Upon being discharged from the unit, children and families are connected with follow up care and wrap around services in an outpatient setting.

    Children in a crisis may be experiencing:

    • Suicidal thoughts
    • Severe depression and/or anxiety
    • Stress or trauma
    • Hearing voices
    • Bizarre or threatening behavior
    • Drug or alcohol abuse
    • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
    • Family and interpersonal conflicts
    • School related crisis


    Baker Act Receiving Facility


    The Centers is the Baker Act Receiving Facility for Marion County. Referrals can come from parents, law enforcement, local hospital, physicians, the school system and other concerned parties. For more information regarding the Baker Act law, click here.