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Crisis Unit Open For Walk-Ins During Pandemic

The operators of Nevada County’s Crisis Stabilization Unit want you to know that they are open, and can help you through what could be a sad and lonely time during the coronavirus pandemic. The unit looks like an R-V, and is parked just outside Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital’s emergency room, and is primarily used to house people on a psychiatric hold. Crisis Services General Manager Todd Arvidson says most people don’t know they have walk-in services, and are there to help…

Listen to Todd Arvidson

Sandy Farley is the unit supervisor and also a registered nurse. She says their services are quite comprehensive, and voluntary clients can stay there for up to 23 hours…

Listen to Sandy Farley

Walk-ins are accepted from 10am to 10pm seven days a week. You can also call their crisis hotline 24 hours a day at 265-5811.


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