Behavioral Evaluation & Response Team

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The BEAR Team provides compassionate wrap around intervention services to individuals who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Collaboration with all community providers is an essential part of the follow up care we provide. 

The Winston-Salem Fire Department is proud to increase mental health support to the citizens of Winston-Salem.

  • 24/7 Alternative Response to Mental Health and Substance use indicated 911 calls.
  • 30 min max response time
  • Experienced Team of 1 Director and 6 Crisis Counselors

Serving the City limits of Winston-Salem

Referrals from the Winston-Salem Police Department 911 Communication Center.

  1. BEAR team

    Ask for the BEAR Team when you call 911

  2. Kristin S. Ryan