Providence Crisis Recovery Center (PCRC)
Recovery Center is a sub-acute voluntary behavioral health facility that
focuses on helping individuals to effectively manage psychiatric symptoms in
order to prevent unnecessary tragedy or frequent hospitalization. Individuals
12 and older can be referred to the program by their psychiatric provider,
through the emergency department, or the mobile team. Please call (907)
212-6240 with any questions about accessing services.
What is the referral
Individuals are referred to the center when they’re not in immediate need for
hospitalization, but require a period of supportive stabilization in order to function
safely in their natural environment at home and in the community. When symptoms
are beginning to pose a risk, PCRC can be an alternative to psychiatric
hospitalization as well as aide in transitioning clients from a psychiatric
hospitalization into the community.
Since there is no on
site 24-hour pharmacy, all clients entering PCRC need to arrive with at least a
three day supply of their own medications – a seven to ten day supply is
While we are committed
to helping those in need, there are situations for which the center may not be
the best place for care. Individuals with the following issues may be directed
to other services until their circumstances improve:
- In need of detoxification
- Extremely suicidal/volatile or
- Not medically stable or
considered to be medically fragile
What services are
A multidisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurse practitioners,
registered nurses, licensed clinicians, and mental health specialists provides
the following services:
- Crisis intervention and
- Psychiatric nursing and
- Twenty-four hour support
- Therapeutic groups
- Information and referral to
- Education and coping skills
The center consists of
community dining, recreation, and study areas. All rooms are private with a
half bathroom and community showers/baths.
How does an
individualized service program work?
The goal for all individuals at the center is to safely stabilize their
psychiatric symptoms through effective symptom management and improve coping
skills in order to address their crisis effectively.
Our daily program is
structured to maximize the practice of self-care and illness management skills.
While all individuals are encouraged to attend the full program, a clinically
appropriate program routine is reached based on the client’s self-assessment
and the assessment of the clinical team.
Providence Crisis Recovery Center services are available to anyone, regardless
of the ability to pay; The center can bill Medicaid and private insurance for
some services. The center is partly funded by a grant through the State of
Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral