24-hour crisis center could be coming to Washington County


Things may get a little easier for those struggling with different types of mental health issues in Washington County.

The Behavioral Health Services at the Washington County Health Department applied for a $4 million grant with the state so crisis services can be offered 24 hours a day.

“This would serve people in a behavioral health crisis that wouldn’t necessarily meet the criteria for a medical admission, so it’ll help the ER take the people that really don’t need emergency services, and maybe give them a place to go,” said Victoria Sterling, director of behavioral services.

The proposed location of the center would be in the vacant space inside the current Washington County Behavioral Health Services office on Burhans Boulevard.

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