This presentation will provide an overview of the Southwest Texas Crisis Collaborative (STCC) and related efforts to increase and improve access to behavioral health care. STCC is a cross-system collaboration that brings together local hospitals, psychiatric facilities, first responders, and behavioral health providers to address barriers to effectively accessing crisis services. The presentation will highlight data-sharing strategies that help guide decisions about interventions and resource allocation. Further, there will be discussion on law enforcement-specific projects such as a navigation system developed to direct officers to appropriate psychiatric facilities as well as programs that partner law enforcement and clinicians to better address the needs of individuals who frequently use the crisis services system.
Bexar County Department of Behavioral Health