Children's Crisis Screening

The crisis screening program provides timely assessments for at-risk children who are experiencing acute, chronic or severe disturbances. Once assessed for need, services which maybe arranged through this point of entry include short-term crisis intervention/stabilization, case management, residential care, short- or long-term hospitalization, or any other mental health program available in the community or at The Guidance Center.


Symptoms/behaviors warranting an immediate crisis screening include:

  • Suicidal or homicidal threats or attempts
  • Psychotic behavior or symptoms
  • Extremely aggressive behavior toward others
  • Significant pattern of running away or out-of-control behavior
  • Recent discovery of physical or sexual abuse
  • Significant depression
  • Destruction of property


The patient must meet the following criteria:

  • Age 17 or younger
  • Medicaid, MI Child, or uninsured
  • Membership in the CareLink network
  • Wayne County residency
  • Have a parent or legal guardian (with court papers) present to sign consent form
  • Not under the influence of substances at the time of screening


This service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, including weekends and holidays.

Call 734-785-7705 x7272 Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call 888-711-5465 on evenings, weekends, and holidays.


For more information contact:

  • Children’s Crisis Screening Supervisor, 734-785-7705 x7272
  • Children’s Crisis Screener, 734-785-7705 x7805
  • After-hours crisis, 734-846-5232