Big Bear Behavioral Health Inc

EMERGENCIES

What is an Emergency
An emergency is a life threatening situation in which an individual is imminently threatening harm to self or others, severely disoriented or out of touch with reality, has a severe inability to function, or is otherwise distraught and out of control.     

Examples: Acting on a suicide threat, Homicidal or threatening behavior, Self-injury needing immediate medical attention, severely impaired by drugs or alcohol, highly erratic or unusual behavior that indicates very unpredictable behavior and/or an inability to care for themselves.       

Please know that if you run out of psychiatric medication, that does not constitute an emergency. You MAY want to go or contact your local Community Mental Health Center or Admitting Facility (some are listed below), or your Primary Care Physician, and ask them if they can help you with your prescription needs. Otherwise, please make an appointment with our agency and we will schedule you with the psychiatrist at the next available time spot.

What do I do if I have an Emergency?
Call 911 - Police officers can come to your house and do a quick assessment, and if necessary,  take the person to a Baker Act Admitting Facility for the person to spend 24-72 hours in a safe place.     

If it's not life threatening, you might also consider calling your local Baker Act Admitting Facility:

Orange Co - Aspire Health Partners – (407) 875-3700  
Osceola Co -Park Place Behavioral– (407) 846-0023  
Seminole Co -South Seminole Hospital– (407) 767-1200  
Brevard Co - Wuesthoff Hospital- (321) 636-2211  
Hillsborough Co -Tampa General Hospital- (813) 251-7000  
Manatee Co -Manatee Glens- (941) 782-4800  
Polk Co -Lakeside Regional- (863) 687-1100  
Sarasota Co -Bayside Center- (941) 917-7760  
Charlotte & Lee Co -Bayfront Health- (941) 637-2474 
Volusia Co -Halifax Medical- (386) 254-4000 
 


Then contact your clinician. If the clinician is not there, please leave him/her a voice-mail. If the clinician accepts text messages, you can leave a text.  Please understand that if it is after hours, the clinician may not be able to return your call right away, but please leave a message. 

RESOURCES

​We understand that everyone goes through hard times and require additional assistance. Big Bear is committed to ensuring that our clients and their families receive supports for their physical, mental and emotional needs. For this reason, we compiled a list of community resources, instructions on what to do during an emergency and education on common behavioral disorders. 

Nationally Accredited by the Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Excellence       referrals@bigbearcounseling.org    800.840.2528 Ext 1

WEBSITES

​​https://www.drugrehab.com/florida/orlando/


Tampa Bay Resources
SafeTampaBay.org has TONS of phone numbers to get help http://www.safetampabay.org/resourceguide/communityservresources.html
Tampa Bay Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse
http://www.safetampabay.org/resourceguide/domesticviolresources.html
Crisis Center of Tampa Bay Community Resources:
http://www.icarol.info/PublicResourceDirectoryFrm.aspx?org=2129
AYP Directory Tampa Bay
http://ayptampa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=8

​Orange/Seminole Resources
Tri-County resource Guide
http://www.osceolahealth.org/flyers/Area_7_Resource_Guide.pdf
Central Florida Resources.com
http://centralfloridaresources.com
Neighborhood Resource Guide
http://www.orangecountyfl.net/Portals/0/Library/Neighbors-Housing/docs/Neighborhood%20Resource%20Guide-2014.pdf
​4-C Central Florida
http://4cflorida.org/

Citrus/Hernando Resources
Health & Human Services
http://www.hernandocounty.us/healthandhumanservices/
Citrus County Assistance program
http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/citrus_county_assistance_progr.html

Hernando Area Community Guide
http://www.floridahealth.gov/chdHernando/docfiles/communityresourcesheet_010112.pdf

Polk/Osceola Resources
Tri-County resource Guide
http://www.osceolahealth.org/flyers/Area_7_Resource_Guide.pdf
Osceola County Resource Guide
http://www.communityvision.org/documents/2013resourceguide.pdf
211 Polk
http://www.blfspolk.com/assets/Docs/polk%20county%20quick%20guide%202012.pdf
Polk Educational Resources
http://www.polk-fl.net/students/onlineresources/
Central Florida Resources.com
http://centralfloridaresources.com

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