19815 Bay Branch Rd
Andalusia, Alabama 36420
(334) 222-2523
HELPLINE: 1-877-530-0002



SCAMHC is an approved Mental Health site for the National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment program.  Find out the program details and see if you qualify by visiting: http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/

SCAMHC is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer and maintains a Drug-Free Workplace.

SCAMHC serves all individuals regardless of inability to pay. Discounts for essential services are offered based on family size and income. For more information, contact (334) 222-2523 or our 24/7 Helpline at 1-877-530-0002.



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Crisis Residential Home

About the Residential Home:

The Crisis Residential Home (CRH) is a 16 bed co-ed facility located in Andalusia.  This facility is designed to be a transitional home (from State Psychiatric Hospitals to independent living) for adults 18 years and older that are diagnosed with a serious mental illness.  At this facility, consumers learn to manage their mental illness and live on their own.  The normal length of stay for an individual living in our facility is 6 - 12 months.  This facility is not intended for long-term placement.  Residence is based on voluntary status and individuals must possess the ability and willingness to attend day treatment classes.

     • 24-hour access to emergency nursing and psychiatrist services
     • 24-hour protective oversight and supervision by trained staff
     • Covered smoking areas are available outside
     • 3 meals and 2 snacks provided daily

Who qualifies to reside in the Crisis Residential Home:
     • Individuals with impaired contact with reality
     • Individuals with social withdrawal
     • Moderate to severe disabling depression or anxiety
     • Disabling somatic symptoms
     • Poor medication compliance
     • Poor socialization skills
     • Inappropriate attention-seeking behaviors
     • Poor interpersonal skills
     • Inadequate problem solving skills

Who does not qualify to reside in the Crisis Residential Home:
     • Principle diagnosis of substance abuse
     • Medical problems requiring hospitalization or 24-hour nursing care
     • Principle diagnosis of brain damage or developmentally disabled
     • Inpatient care is warranted

If you would like to learn more about the Crisis Residential Home, you may contact Ruth Racz via e-mail or at (334) 428-5071. 

To make a referral, please contact your therapist.  Bed availability is limited and consumers are placed on waiting list if they are deemed appropriate for admission.