Harford Cuts Ribbon on 24/7 Crisis Center

24-7 Call LineHarford County Officials recently cut the ribbon on the state’s first 24/7 mental health and addiction crisis center. The center, which opens June 10, is expected to serve 3,000 – 5,000 people a year.

The Baltimore Sun reports:

When it officially opens June 10, the Klein Family Harford Crisis Center will serve as an urgent care center for behavioral health issues, which often involve addiction, said Pamela Llewellyn, Upper Chesapeake’s regional director of behavioral health, who will oversee the crisis center.

The Harford Crisis Center has 24/7 hotline and mobile crisis team, a 24/7 behavioral health walk-in urgent care clinic, residential crisis beds and outpatient treatment options. Psychotherapy, medication management services for mental health issues and outpatient substance use treatment provided by Ashley Addiction Treatment — which will move from the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center campus to the crisis center in the fall — are among the treatment options offered.

Read the full article in The Baltimore Sun to learn more.

Innovative will be discussed at the 2019 MACo Summer Conference session, “The Climate-Health Connection Will Blow You Away. The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 14-17 at the Roland Powell Ocean City Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Winds of Change.”

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