Wilmington NC Mental Health Needs, Substance Use or Developmental Disabilities

Wilmington Behavioral Health Services

In Crisis?  Call 844-709-4097
If You Are Experiencing a Mental Health or Substance Use Crisis and Need Immediate Help, Please Call Our Mobile Crisis Management (MCM) Team, Day or Night, 24/7/365.
For General Inquiries/Appointments in Wilmington, NC, call 910-632-2191.

Are You Looking For Treatment For Mental Health Needs Or Substance Use In The Wilmington, NC Area?

Our behavioral health services in Wilmington, North Carolina provide a wide range of effective treatment options and recovery support for adults and youth who are living with mental health needs or struggling with addiction and substance use. Whether you are experiencing a current crisis or looking for routine outpatient care and ongoing support, we can help regardless of where you are on the journey towards improved health, wellness and living substance-free.

Outpatient Services & Walk-In Crisis Center

1920 S 16th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Main Phone: 910-632-2191
Fax: 910-332-5739

Outpatient Services and Walk-In Crisis Center
Mon – Fri 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
(*Please call ahead when possible.*)

Open Access Hours for Comprehensive Clinical Assessments: M/W/F 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Harbor Facility-Based Crisis & Detox Services

2023-1 S 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
open 24/7/365

Referrals for The Harbor may also call 910-632-2191.
Fax: 910-632-2354

24/7 Mobile Crisis (MCM) Services

Call 1-844-709-4097. For medical emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

Call Us Whenever You Need Support

  • Are you living with depression?
  • Do you experience extreme mood swings or feel like your emotions are out of control?
  • Do you have thoughts about suicide?
  • Do you struggle with substance use/addiction to alcohol, opioids or other drugs and desire treatment?
  • Are you going through withdrawal from a substance?
  • Are you experiencing hallucinations or having disturbing thoughts about yourself or others?
  • Have you noticed any out of control, irrational or distressing behaviors related to mental health concerns or substance use?

RHA Mobile Crisis Management Services

We can come to your location for safe on-site treatment, stabilization and support for anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Call Anytime Day or Night – MCM Services Are Available 24/7/365

Call 1-844-709-4097

Anyone Can Call
You can call us for yourself or someone else

We Come to You Anytime, Anywhere
We come to your location – at home, at work, or anywhere in the community where the crisis occurs

Immediate Response
No appointment is necessary for MCM services

No Cost To You
No insurance is needed & there are no out of pocket costs for the caller or the person in crisis

We Offer Follow Up Treatment & Support
We link you to treatment that suits your needs and continue to support you until you are able to begin treatment

Services When You Need Them
MCM Services are just a phone call away 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year

Counties Served By RHA Mobile Crisis EAST

  • New Hanover
  • Brunswick
  • Pamlico
  • Craven
  • Pender
  • Jones
  • Onslow
  • Carteret

Other Services

In addition to our 24/7 Mobile Crisis Services, we also offer the following:

The Harbor

Facility-Based Crisis & Substance Use Detox Services

Open 24/7/365

The Harbor, our 24-hour secure, 16-bed Facility-Based Crisis (FBC) center in Wilmington, offers crisis stabilization, short-term mental health care and substance use detox services.

We provide intensive therapeutic interventions to safely stabilize anyone experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis, offering a safe, effective alternative to expensive hospitalization.

We also work with you in identifying your unique treatment needs with an individualized service plan to help you maintain your progress and reach your behavioral health goals.

Client Feedback

“This was my first time at a detox center and I am so thankful that The Harbor is here in Wilmington because so many counties rely on very few resources available in NC.”

“The Harbor is a safe place for people like me in need of a new direction. The entire staff worked night and day, around the clock, their services seemed to have never skipped a single beat while caring for each of us who came and went!”

“I hope, God willing, this will me my only visit at The Harbor, but I will never forget every beautiful soul that cared for me in this place. They made me stronger, smarter and braver toward this new journey they helped me begin, as still & always an addict but free as a bird off to aftercare today! 🙂 I am so excited for my future while living sober. With all of my heart. Thank you Harbor Staff.”

 What We Offer

  1. Complete medical and psychiatric evaluation
  2. Person-centered length of stay as determined by individual treatment needs
  3. 24-hour medical supervision
  4. Medication management
  5. An experienced team of medical and clinical professionals
  6. Comprehensive case management
  7. Group therapy & individual counseling
  8. Crisis coordination & aftercare planning

Who Is Eligible For Services at The Harbor?

The Harbor provides treatment for adults (age 18+) who are experiencing a crisis related to mental health or substance use/addiction and who are approved for Medicaid or state funding.

What Forms of Payment are Accepted at The Harbor?

We bill through Medicaid and NC Health Choice or other state funding for eligible individuals.

How Do I Make a Referral to The Harbor?

Please call 910-632-2191
The Harbor
2023-1 S. 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is an evidence-based therapeutic approach to recovery from opioid use disorder that has shown promising effectiveness in helping people overcome addiction and reach long-term recovery goals. MAT utilizes a combination of addiction medications, like naltrexone (Vivitrol) and buprenorphine (Suboxone), and intensive therapy and counseling. The medications help alleviate withdrawal symptoms and can ease cravings while therapy addresses the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral aspects of overcoming addiction – like identifying “triggers” that might lead to relapse, developing healthy coping strategies and maintaining sobriety.

Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP)

Our Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program consists of structured Individual, Group and Family therapy, case management support, substance use/addiction education, and relapse prevention planning. We help program participants learn healthy coping skills and develop an individualized recovery plan. Substance use treatment may also help people to repair/improve relationships and build better social support networks, decrease mental health symptoms, enhance self-esteem, discover activities and hobbies of interest and improve their overall health.

Open Access for Assessments

Because assessment is such a vital part of the treatment process, we have an “open access” policy in place – no appointment is necessary, but please try to call ahead when possible. Come to our walk-in clinic between 8:00 am and 11:00 am on Monday, Wednesday or Friday. Upon completion, we will fully explain the results of your Comprehensive Clinical Assessment (CCA) and any service recommendations.

Walk-In Crisis Clinic

RHA Walk-in Crisis Clinics provide assessment, triage and interventions for adults, children, and adolescents in need of crisis mental health and substance use services. Our goal is to evaluate and stabilize people in crisis and reduce their need for hospitalization. We offer therapy, psychiatric care, medication management and short-term mental health and substance use services. We also make referrals for further services as needed and link people with appropriate treatment resources in the community. The hours for our Walk-In Clinic are Monday – Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Outpatient Services (Individual & Group Therapy)

Group therapy is our main therapeutic approach because it has been shown to have lasting positive results for people who regularly attend therapy and self-help groups. Individual therapy sessions provide the opportunity to review your progress, discuss individual challenges and concerns, and manage crisis situations when needed. We also provide family therapy, psychiatric care, medication management, peer support and enhanced services where needed.

Medication Management

Our Medication Management services are designed to seamlessly integrate safe and effective prescribed medications for mental illness, addiction and/or developmental disabilities with appropriate therapeutic interventions and psychiatric/medical care. Proper medication management can help to stabilize symptoms, strengthen recovery efforts, and reduce the likelihood of future crisis situations.

Peer Support Services (PSS)

On the path to recovery, it helps to have the support of someone who has been there before. That’s where RHA Peer Support Specialists can help. Peer Support Specialists are individuals with a mental health or substance use diagnosis who have demonstrated resiliency and success in their own personal recovery efforts and completed at least 40 hours of intensive Peer Support training. They mentor and offer special insight as they help others in recovery build self-advocacy skills, learn to better manage their mental health needs/addiction, and find housing, employment, or education. Peer Support Specialists may also help people in recovery develop their Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), which focuses on life goals, crisis planning, and relapse prevention.

Intensive In-Home Services (IIH)

Intensive In-Home Services are time-limited therapeutic intervention services for youth who are at high risk of out-of-home placement due to serious behavioral health challenges and who have not experienced success in traditional treatment settings. IIH Services seek to prevent these out-of-home placements when possible and preserve normal family living arrangements through the use of in-home supports such as intensive case management and monitoring, therapy and substance use treatment, and family counseling.

SHORE Program

RHA SHORE provides outpatient therapeutic services and support to young people aged 15 – 30 who are experiencing certain life challenges due to symptoms associated with schizophrenia spectrum and similar psychotic disorders. Services include assessment, development of an individualized treatment plan, case management, individual, group and family therapy, substance use treatment (if needed), medication management, educational support, supported employment, and discharge planning. Peer Support Services are also offered as part of the program. For more information about this program, please call 1-800-848-0180.

Community Support Team (CST)

The goal of Community Support Services is to empower people to realize their strengths, integrate into their communities, and build the confidence to become their own best advocates. Service users receive intensive community-based mental health and/or substance use rehabilitative services that not only provide treatment, but also help improve a person’s quality of living through increased coping skills, better social supports, improved symptom and medication management, finding employment, and reduced occurrence of crisis situations such as hospitalization or incarceration.

Transition Management Services (TMS)

Transition Management Services are rehabilitation services intended to help people live more independently within their own communities by maintaining tenancy. RHA offers discreet housing support to people with mental health needs and/or substance use challenges who are experiencing difficulty in maintaining tenancy due to these conditions.

Contact Us To Begin Services

If you would like to make a referral, learn more about our services or begin treatment, please call us at 910-632-2191 or come by our main location at 1920 S 16th Street in Wilmington.

If you are currently experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis and need immediate help, please call our 24/7 Mobile Crisis Team at 1-844-709-4097.

What People Are Saying About RHA Wilmington Behavioral Health Services
  • -SHORE Program participant

    “The SHORE Program is very understanding about my symptoms. They help me in every way they can. They’ve helped me to get back in school and get jobs and stay healthy.” ~SHORE Program participant

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