Crisis Services

National and Local Mental Health and Crisis Services

 Anchorage Police (EMERGENCY) - 911

Always dial 911 if there is threat of suicide or of violence or harm to self or others. Always explain that the situation involves mental illness and request a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. CIT officers are trained in mental health de-escalation techniques to assist individuals affected by mental illness and their families.

Anchorage Police (Non-Emergency) - 311 or 907-786-8900

In case of non-emergency situations involving mental health, you can request a CIT officer for a welfare check. Explain the situation to the dispatcher and request a CIT officer. They will be sent whenever they are available.


Alaska State Troopers - 907-269-5511

Anchorage Department of Corrections - 907-334-2381


24 Hour Crisis Hotline - 907-563-3200

Available 24/7/365.


Careline Alaska - 1-877-266-4357

Available 24/7/365.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Available 24/7/365.


Veterans Crisis Line - 1-800-273-8255

For veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve, and their family members and friends. Press “1.” Available 24/7/365.


Crisis Text Line - text NAMI to 741741

Available 24/7/365.


TrevorLifeline - 1-866-488-7386

For LGBTQIA+ young people. Available 24/7/365.


TrevorText - text START to 678678

For LGBTQIA+ young people. Available 24/7/365.


Careline Alaska via Text - text 4help to 839863

Available 3:00 PM – 11:00 PM Tuesday – Saturday.


Covenant House Alaska Helpline - 907-272-1255

For homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth. Available 24/7/365.


STAR (Standing Together Against Rape) Crisis Line - 1-800-478-8999

For victims of sexual assault and abuse. Available 24/7/365.


National Domestic Violence Hotline - 1-800-799-7233

For victims of domestic violence. Available 24/7/365.


National Sexual Assault Hotline - 1-800-656-4673

For victims of sexual assault and abuse. Available 24/7/365.


Anchorage Safety Patrol and Center - 907-343-4006

For persons that appear to be incapacitated by alcohol or drugs in a public place. 

Anchorage Municipality Mental Health Hospital Services

Providence Alaska Medical Center

3200 Providence Drive.

Psychiatric Emergency Department - 907-212-2800

Emergency room services to individuals in psychiatric and/or substance

abuse crisis including assessment, crisis intervention, medical care, and


Mental Health Unit - 907-212-3040

Comprehensive treatment program addressing a multiplicity of mental


Adolescent Residential Treatment Program - 907-212-2040

Long term treatment for adolescent girls who have psychiatric disorders.

Discovery Unit - 907-212-4843

Acute, inpatient program for adolescents who are in need of crisis

intervention, stabilization, and behavioral health treatment.


Providence Crisis Recovery Center - 907-563-5006

3760 Piper Street. Sub-acute, voluntary behavioral health facility providing crisis intervention and stabilization, psychiatric nursing and medication management, 24-hour support, etc.

Adult Program - 907-212-6240

Adolescent Program - 907-212-6299


Alaska Psychiatric Institute - 907-269-7100

3700 Piper Street. Provides emergency and court-ordered inpatient psychiatric services.


North Star Behavioral Health - 907-258-7575

2530 DeBarr Road. Youth and adult acute care, youth residential care.

Arctic Recovery Program - 907-433-7326

Intensive holistic treatment program dedicated to individuals 18 and older in need of detoxification and/or rehabilitation for substance abuse.


Chris Kyle Patriot’s Hospital - 907-258-7575

1650 Bragaw Street. Inpatient treatment program for first responders, military service members, veterans, and service member dependents 18 and older.