How often is the information on this page updated?
Most information is updated daily, though some services are updated weekly. Each entry specifies in the last column what date and time the information was last updated for that service.
Where can I get more information about each provider organization?
Each provider organization has the option to maintain a short information page, including a link to their website. This is available by clicking the name of the provider organization on the "Available Beds" page.
What does “--” mean on the “Available Beds” page?
When you see "--" in place of a number, it simply indicates that this category doesn’t apply to this organization, or information is not available to be collected.
What does the waiting number mean on the “Available Beds” page?
What if there are no available beds for substance use disorder Residential Treatment?
Individuals seeking Residential Treatment to address a substance use disorder (SUD) should directly contact the SUD treatment providers that they are interested in receiving services from to be placed on the organization’s wait list for admission. You may still be able to be admitted to the program quickly even if there is an existing wait list, since discharges happen daily. In particular, people with certain characteristics can be prioritized for admission, and are encouraged to contact SUD treatment providers even if they currently have a wait list as they may qualify for expedited admission. Qualifying priority characteristics include: current pregnancy, injecting drug user, HIV positive or high risk, and tuberculosis positive or high risk. The SUD treatment provider can also offer interim services and supports.
A pregnant women seeking SUD residential treatment can be placed on a wait list. If immediate placement is not available, she can receive assistance in finding either interim services or the first available opening at another SUD treatment program. BHDDH can be contacted at 401-462-3056 if either options are not available within 24 hours.
Is there financial assistance available for Recovery Housing?
Individuals interested in being screened for financial support eligibility for Recovery Housing will need to contact the Rhode Island Hope and Recovery Hotline at 401-942-STOP (7867). Further information is available here.
How do I find behavioral health services?
Behavioral health providers work in hospitals, community mental health centers, substance use agencies, primary care practices, schools, colleges, and private practices. An important step to getting behavioral healthcare is finding a provider. There are different ways to do this:
What if I have a crisis?
A crisis may occur when you are feeling overwhelmed and your coping strategies are not working; you might be in trouble with the law; or you are thinking about injuring yourself or others. You may feel out of control or hopeless, or feel as though you are having trouble managing your medications. The most important thing you can do is to get in touch with someone who can help you.
Things you can do:
BH Link is a statewide, confidential, one-stop, call-in, triage, treatment, and referral center for adults, 18 and
older, who are experiencing a mental health or behavioral health crisis. Located at: 975 Waterman Avenue in
East Providence, RIPTA Bus Route 34 or www.bhlink.org
Call any day, anytime: 401-414-LINK (414-5465)