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United Summit Center is a comprehensive mental health center serving seven counties in
north central West Virginia. United Summit Center and United Hospital Center work together to offer a comprehensive mental health delivery system.



Crisis & Emergency Services

The United Summit Center provides 24-hour crisis and emergency services to individuals and families experiencing emotional or behavioral struggles throughout north-central West Virginia. Our trained and knowledgeable staff provides a non-judgmental and supportive environment with an optimum level of care and understanding. Support can be provided at any United Summit Center facility during business hours or via telephone through our 24-hour hotline. Upon discussion of the circumstances surrounding your emotional or behavioral hardship, our skilled and qualified staff will determine what treatment would be most beneficial. Treatment options may include, but are not limited to, requesting medical attention, providing mobile crisis services, hospitalization and/or involuntary commitment under West Virginia Code §27-5-2.

To contact Crisis & Emergency Services please call 1-800-SUMMIT-0 or 1-800-786648-0.

West VirginiaCode §27-5-2; Involuntary Commitment

Under WV Code §27-5-2, any individual over the age of 13 that is believed to be a danger to self or others due to mental illness or addiction and refuses to seek voluntary treatment can be committed to treatment against their will. The application for involuntary commitment can only be filed by a person 18 year of age or older with specific, first-hand knowledge as to why the individual is a danger or likely to cause harm to self or others. The application must be filed within 24 hours of the events in question. Upon submission of the application, a court hearing will be held immediately to within 24 hours to grant or dismiss the claim.

Please review the application and instructions for involuntary commitment to learn more about involuntary hospitalization, the probable cause hearing, cost for treatment, and additional resources.

New Involuntary Committment FormsNew Involuntary Committment Forms

United Summit Center Human Rights Committee

United Summit Center is dedicated to providing the best service to our consumers as possible. To assure all consumers are treated fairly and their rights identified, known, and respected throughout the course of treatment. The Human Rights Committee assists the agency in monitoring and enforcing the protection of the client’s rights to guarantee each consumer is justly represented with their rights protected and exercised.

Adult Residential Services

Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU)
The Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit is a specialized service targeted to prevent individuals from inpatient psychiatric hospitalization with a less-restrictive environment. Through a professionally trained and compassionate staff, those within the unit receive the structure, support, and care needed to rehabilitate and return home. While in the CSU, individuals undergo daily psychiatric review and examination by a physician along with psychotropic medication. The facility is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with therapists and case managers. There are nine (9) beds in the CSU open to males and females over the age of 18 experience life stressors such as divorce, custody battles, grief, as well as psychiatric symptoms involving depression, anxiety, ro psychosis. A typical stay runs from 2 to 10 days.

Admission & Eligibility Criteria
In order to be admitted into the Crisis Stabilization Unit, an individual must meet the following criteria:

  • Experience psychiatric signs and symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, erratic behavior, anxiety, depression, fatigue, etc., and
  • Require structured, intensive intervention because the current alternative does not suffice appropriate resolution,


  • Danger to others,


  • Requires medication management and monitoring to create a regimen.

An individual can be referred to the Crisis Stabilization Unit through walk-ins, clinical advisement, emergency departments, and private physicians. A clinician who has evaluated the individual can make a referral by calling the United Summit Center and answering a few questions at 1-800-SUMMIT-0 or 1-800-786648-0.

To Make an Appointment
To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact our Main Office at 1-800-SUMMIT-0 or (304) 623-5661

8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday
(evening hours by appointment at some locations)

24 Hour Crisis Line


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