WakeBrook is a behavioral health facility located in Raleigh, NC that offers a continuum of services for people dealing with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders.  The WakeBrook Campus currently consists of two buildings.  In Building 107 we house the Facility Based Crisis Unit (FBC), the Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Unit (ADU), Crisis and Assessment Services Unit (CAS) and our Primary Care Offices (PCO).  The Inpatient Unit (IPU), with its new expansion is located in Building 111.

UNC Health Care Crisis and Assessment Services at WakeBrook


Crisis and Assessment Services is here to help you if you are in a crisis related to mental illness, developmental disability and/or substance use. Services are available to anyone 24 hours a day, regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, religion, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, county of residence or insurance/ability to pay.

What to Expect

  • Clinical triage, health screening and safety check
  • Assessments by licensed and credentialed staff including psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers and other licensed therapists
  • Safe and secure location for individuals to stay in while awaiting placement at a higher level of care such as a recovery center or a psychiatric hospital
  • Hospitalizations may either be voluntary or involuntary
  • Assistance with accessing the Alliance Behavioral Heathcare 24-hour Access and Information Call Center

WakeBrook Inpatient Unit (IPU)


Wakebrook Inpatient Unit is a 28-bed Inpatient Psychiatric Unit for adults 18 and older.

Our goal is to help the mentally ill deal with crisis in a safe and supportive setting. A team of professionals provide individualized care, and aim to see that those receiving care develop new coping skills and a safe plan for leaving the hospital as soon as able.

Our team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, occupational and recreational therapists, pharmacists, and others including advanced students in some of these fields. We try to identify and define the problem or problems that brought the person in crisis here through interview of the patient and family, through medical tests, and through other methods of assessment. Once we begin to understand the problems, we can plan the treatment.

UNC Health Care Facility Based Crisis Services at WakeBrook


Facility Based Crisis provides services for Wake County adult citizens who have a mental illness, developmental disability and/or substance use disorder in a structured 24-hour residential treatment facility. FBC provides care and treatment in a non-hospital setting for individuals in crisis who need short-term evaluation, treatment and/or stabilization.

What we do

FBC is designed as an alternative to hospitalization for individuals in crisis. Delivered under the direction of a psychiatrist, the services provided on FBC include:

  • Medical assessment and medical monitoring
  • Psychiatric assessment and evaluation
  • Individual, family, and group therapeutic services
  • Physical activity
  • Leisure activities
  • Aftercare arrangements to decrease the risk of relapse

UNC Health Care Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Unit at WakeBrook


Looking for change?

The Alcohol and Drug Detoxification Unit at WakeBrook offers a full complement of services.

  • Medically monitored detox
  • Mental health services
  • Medication consult
  • Relapse prevention tools
  • Sustained recovery skills
  • Supportive employment resources
  • Recreational therapy
  • Nutritional consult
  • In house support meetings
  • Individual counseling
  • Continuity of care referrals
  • Family visitation
  • Family education

All services provided by professionally trained licensed medical and clinical staff.

WakeBrook Primary Care Office


The WakeBrook Primary Care Office provides comprehensive longitudinal outpatient primary care to patients with serious mental illness. We work in an integrated way with the patients’ behavioral health teams, community resources and sub-specialists to assure the highest quality care.

We provide acute, chronic, and preventive health services to adolescents and adults and engage the patient, family, and/or significant others in treatment. We aspire this care always to be patient and family oriented, community focused, and evidence based. Patients are referred to us from behavioral health teams, from area hospitals, and from other community agencies.

Alliance Behavioral Healthcare Hotline

Services are available to anyone 24 hours a day if you are in a crisis related to mental illness, developmental disability and/or substance use. Please call the 24 hour toll-free Alliance Access and Information Line.

Call 800-510-9132

Looking for pediatric mental health services?

Visit UNC Children's online

Health Library

UNC Health offers a health library as an additional resource for patients and families to learn about conditions and treatments, and to answer other health-related questions.

Visit the health library to learn more!

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