Too many times have we seen thousands of people struggling with mental health or substance use end up in the emergency department or jail because there was no other option.
As a behavioral health crisis leader, we have created a safe environment for people to seek the help they deserve. We welcome everyone, regardless of history or current circumstance. No exceptions. No judgment. By providing immediate access to care and by connecting people to benefits and community resources, we have created a system that puts people on the journey to recovery.
65% of patients return home after 23-hour crisis care and stabilization
Our founders and psychiatrists Dr. Chris Carson and Dr. Robert Williamson believed there should be a better way to serve those in need of behavioral health crisis care outside of the emergency room. In 1993, Drs. Carson and Williamson developed the first behavioral health crisis observation model in Texas and quickly grew the model within Texas. In 2009, Drs. Carson and Williamson brought the crisis observation model to Arizona through ownership of the Urgent Psychiatric Center (UPC) and by founding Connections Health Solutions. After realizing the results delivered at the UPC, Connections was invited to run the Tucson Crisis Response Center in 2015.
As support grows for alternatives to behavioral health emergencies, Connections is recognized as the national expert in the field and often sought out by healthcare leaders, law enforcement and criminal justice leaders, payers, and policymakers to develop and operate crisis stabilization services and partner in crisis system design and policy.
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Founder and Executive Advisor
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Senior Vice President, Growth & Development
Chief Clinical Quality Officer
Vice President, Human Resources
Vice President, IT Services
Chief Medical Officer, Arizona
Vice President, Crisis
Vice President, Finance
Vice President, Strategic Partnerships
Vice President, Implementation