New Hampshire’s new mental health crisis system launched on January 1 and is already seeing heavy demand, according to The Granite State News Collaborative which published articles about the Rapid Response Access Point in several media outlets in the state, including Business NH Magazine.

Bamboo Health is proud to support the state’s rollout of the 988 initiative – an easy-to-remember, universal number for behavioral health support akin to 911 for physical emergencies – through a multiyear contract with Beacon Health Options. New Hampshire is using our OpenBeds Crisis Management System to enable crisis call center professionals to do digital intake, complete a validated assessment, and dispatch mobile crisis response teams with GPS-enabled technology, when appropriate.

According to The Granite State News Collaborative article, in the first month of operation the New Hampshire Rapid Response Access Point received 4,152 calls or texts for behavioral health support. In addition, there were 564 mobile crisis team responses dispatched within an hour to an individual’s location, facilitated by Bamboo Health’s OpenBeds Crisis Management solution.

Read the full story in Business NH Magazine and also read coverage of the state’s crisis response rollout in:

Want to learn more about the 988 initiative?

  • Watch our webinar hosted by Bamboo Health’s Alycia Sepe, state government market leader, who overviewed the current crisis management landscape, and where states stand ahead of the switch on July 16. Hear how we are working with states to support their response through our technology solutions. Watch the webinar now!
  • We’ve prepared a comprehensive Public Health Crisis Management Playbook to answer your questions about “988” implementation. Download your copy today!