WHAT IS BH LINK?

The Behavioral Health Link (BH Link) is designed to provide immediate assistance to a person in crisis by providing innovative crisis intervention services, and connecting people to ongoing treatment and care. Services are provided by our professional team of registered nurses, counselors, psychiatrists, phone screeners, and peer specialists. Our clinicians will listen to clients’ concerns and take the necessary steps to get people through their crisis, and help make connections to longer term services if needed.

Primary components:

  • BH Link Hotline, (414-LINK; 414-5465): a one-stop, statewide 24/7 call-in center that connects people to appropriate care and resources, when they or someone they care about is experiencing a behavioral healthcare crisis

  • BH Link Triage Center: a 24/7 community-based walk-in/drop-off facility where clinicians connect people to immediate, stabilizing emergency behavioral health services, and long-term care and recovery supports

WHY BH LINK

  • Provides immediate access to behavioral healthcare in a community-based, 24/7 facility

  • Ensures stability, provides seamless transfer to ongoing care, and reduces unnecessary use of hospital-based services

  • Delivers better, more cost-effective behavioral healthcare in Rhode Island

BH LINK IS HERE TO HELP