This blog was authored by Ben, Clinical Supervisor at the Guild Crisis and Recovery Center, Scott County.
Are you or a loved one in need of services? We have good news: you can refer yourself, or someone else, to the Guild Crisis and Recovery Center, Scott County!
The Guild Crisis and Recovery Center is a residential mental health facility where people struggling with their mental health can find peace, support, and stability.
Our Intensive Residential Treatment Services and Crisis Stabilization Services help clients improve mental health by helping them develop a recovery plan, manage their medications, understand their disorder, cope with symptoms, gain living skills, and access additional resources. 24/7 support is available.
Who Can Self-Refer?
To be eligible to receive services, you must have a diagnosed mental health disorder.
You must also have functional impairment, meaning you experience challenges with everyday living, vocation, education, or medical care. This usually means you have had multiple hospitalizations within the last year, struggle to live independently, are experiencing housing instability, or have frequently used mental health services without a reduction of symptoms.
How Do I Self-Refer?
Individuals or family members can refer themselves or someone else to the Guild Crisis and Recovery Center by completing the IRTS Placement Request Form. This form can be found on our website as a fillable PDF or requested to be emailed, faxed, or have a physical copy mailed.
The process can start with a phone call requesting information from our mainline at 952-955-9977 during business hours (8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.) or after hours by pressing the extension for IRTS admissions. Staff may request information from a medical or mental health provider for details on how the individual being referred meets the criteria for placement.
What to Expect
After we receive your referral and a spot becomes available, staff will complete a phone screening with you. We will let you know if you are accepted into the program or will work with you to obtain any additional information needed within 24 hours. Sometimes, our staff will need to work with your primary care doctor, psychiatrist, therapist, or case manager during the referral process.
This process can take anywhere from a week to a month depending on the status of the waitlist. Here are some tips to making the process run smoother:
- Call ahead to request details about the program to help determine if it’s the right fit for you.
- Begin collecting medical records (diagnostic assessment, functional assessment, or discharge summaries from hospital visits) as those will make the process happen quicker and smoother.
- Reach out to your county’s Human Services department for support with collecting the necessary paperwork, and to connect to a case worker for assistance with this process.
- You can expect a call from us once a week to let you know your placement on the waitlist. Feel free to ask us questions during these calls. You may also call the mainline at 952-955-9977 for more details.
- Staff taking these calls have resources available in the event of a crisis and can make recommendations if the need is more urgent.
If you are interested in referring yourself or a loved one to the Guild Crisis and Recovery Center, Scott County, please call 952-955-9977. We look forward to working with you.