Who We Serve

The Bridge Center for Hope provides critical help to ALL individuals facing a mental health crisis in our community. We know that a mental health or substance use crisis can happen to anybody, which is why there are no barriers to accessing services at the Bridge Center. Our “no wrong door” approach means that you will receive the care you need, no matter how you arrive at our facility.

All individuals age 18 and older can receive services at the Bridge Center, regardless of their ability to pay. No one is turned away.

We provide much-needed mental health and substance use services to our community. Since our opening, we have helped over 4,000 receive the crisis care they so desperately need.

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I need help

No matter how you’re feeling or what you’re experiencing, you are not alone. If you are in crisis, we can provide the care and treatment you need to get through the challenges that you are facing.

If you are in an immediate crisis, you can walk directly into our facility located at 3455 Florida Street or be escorted by a friend or family member, any time day or night. You do not need a referral or an appointment. You will not be turned away.

If you encounter law enforcement, first responders or dial 911, you can request to be taken to the Bridge Center for immediate treatment.

Are You Experiencing a Mental Health or Substance Use Crisis?

While there are not always warning signs of a mental health or substance use crisis, there are various warning signs that can indicate you are experiencing a crisis. Here are the signs to look for.

  • Thinking about suicide
  • Inability to carry out daily activities or handle daily problems and stress
  • Excessive worrying or fear
  • Feeling excessively sad or low
  • Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
  • Extreme mood changes, including uncontrollable “highs” or feelings of euphoria
  • Prolonged or strong feelings of irritability or anger
  • Avoiding friends and social activities
  • Difficulty perceiving reality (delusions or hallucinations, in which you experience and sense things that don't exist in objective reality)
  • Overuse of substances like alcohol or drugs

Someone I Know Needs Help

A mental health or substance use crisis can take many forms—self-harm, panic attacks, suicidal ideation, getting in trouble with the law, planning or considering hurting one’s self or others, an addiction crisis—but no matter what kind of crisis someone might be going through, the Bridge Center can provide the care and treatment your loved one needs.

If your loved one is in crisis and needs help, you can escort him or her to our facility at 3455 Florida Street, any time day or night. Your loved one does not need a referral or an appointment, and he or she will not be turned away.

In addition, if you encounter law enforcement, first responders or dial 911, you can request that your loved one be taken to the Bridge Center for immediate treatment.

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Is My Loved One Experiencing a Mental Health or Substance Use Crisis?

While there are not always warning signs of a mental health or substance use crisis, there are various warning signs that may reveal that someone is experiencing one. These signs may include:

  • Talking about suicide or suicide ideation
  • Inability to perform daily routines including bathing, dental hygiene, and changing clothes
  • Increased energy level or the inability to stay still
  • Rapid movement into feeling depressed or withdrawn
  • Rapid mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Confused thinking or problems concentrating and learning
  • Isolating self from friends, family, work, and school
  • Abusive behavior toward self or others
  • Difficulty perceiving reality (delusions or hallucinations, in which you experience and sense things that don't exist in objective reality)
  • Overuse of substances like alcohol or drugs
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Will Guests Have to Pay for Services?

At the Bridge Center for Hope, no one is turned away, regardless of income, ability to pay or insurance coverage. The facility accepts all forms of insurance. We also admit East Baton Rouge residents who do not have insurance coverage.

The 2018 tax passage will provide services East Baton Rouge Parish residents who are uninsured or can’t afford care. RI International, the facility service provider, is contracted with all Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to cover all Medicaid recipients in addition to the contract with The Bridge Center for Hope to cover uninsured individuals of East Baton Rouge Parish in need of services