** If you are in need of immediate attention (experiencing extreme distress, having thoughts of suicide, thoughts of harming yourself or others, or if you have been assaulted) please call 911 immediately or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

Community mental health agencies that have free 24/hour crisis lines:

Vaya Health – a mental health services provider with access to community mental health agencies and case management services across Western NC counties. If you have Medicaid insurance or no insurance and little money this may be a useful resource.

24/hour emergency line: 1-800-849-6127

RHA Mobile Crisis Management - MCM is a service provided by RHA, a community mental health center. They provide crisis support, planning, and outpatient services.

24/hour emergency line: 1-888-573-1006

Our Voice Rape Crisis Prevention Center– a small non-profit community health organization servicing all individuals, regardless of financial means, who suffer from the effects of sexual violence (i.e. rape, assault, threat, incest, sexual abuse). If you are uncertain if you would be served here, calling to speak to someone to find out more is a good way to get clear.

24/hour emergency line: 1-828-255-7576

Helpmate– This is a domestic violence shelter. They offer sanctuary for those who suffer from the effects of domestic violence (i.e. beaten by spouses, partners, or other family members, neglect, verbal abuse or abuse through intimidation)

24/hour emergency line: 1-828-254-0516

If you need access to immediate medical health care and have no health insurance:

Sisters of Mercy–  multiple locations with one at: 1833 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803, Ph: 828-274-1462

ABCCM Medical Ministry- 155 Livingston Street, Asheville NC, 28801, Ph: 828-259-5339

Three Streams Family Health– 1710 Old Haywood Road, Asheville NC, 28806, Ph: 828-285-9725

WNC Community Health– 257 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC, 28801, Ph: 828-285-0622