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Integrated Primary Care

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State Crisis Line


Local Crisis Line


What is a crisis?

A crisis occurs when a stressful life event overwhelms a person’s ability to cope effectively with it. In this situation, a person may feel emotionally unbalanced, and usual coping mechanisms and problem-solving fail to bring back balance. The distress of a crisis event may disrupt a person’s ability to work, maintain caring connections to others or sustain purpose and meaning in life. We offer a wide range of crisis services to provide you with immediate assistance and ongoing care.

A crisis is different than an emergency, which is life-threatening and demands an immediate 911 response. The most important early response in an emergency is life preserving: securing physical safety, dealing with medical issues, removing the person from the source of danger and defusing physical violence. If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911.

Axis Health System is also part of the Colorado Crisis Services network, which offers an additional layer of support by phone. Please see information on Colorado Crisis Services in the box on this page.

Crisis stabilization

Located near the Mercy Regional Medical Center in Durango, our Acute Treatment Unit at Regional Crisis Center – Durango offers 24/7 crisis stabilization for people 18 years and older. Our staff includes psychiatric providers, nurses, peers and behavioral health workers. They are prepared to help by offering psychiatric evaluation, identifying medication needs and initiating an immediate response. If you or a loved one is in need of short-term psychiatric stabilization, call one of the following numbers.

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Axis Health System complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Axis Health System does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. For more information, click here.