From: Aaron Abrams, Community Relations Specialist, Clackamas County, Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services, 503-655-8752 04-29-12

Clackamas County

Media and Interested Parties

Centerstone Clinic to expand access to urgent mental health services in Clackamas County

Clackamas County Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S) is proud to announce the grand opening of Centerstone, the County Urgent Mental Health Walk-in Clinic. Centerstone is located in the Ross Center near Clackamas Town Center at 11211 SE 82nd Avenue, Suite O, Happy Valley, 97086. 

Centerstone is a place where people in crisis can talk to a counselor or peer service provider for information, resources, and support. Centerstone offers mental health urgent care walk-in services, peer support, Mental Health First Aid classes, and crisis assessment and stabilization services. The walk-in clinic is open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday thru Friday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Clackamas County Treatment Court Services have also moved to Centerstone.

“We are really excited about this new facility,” said Cindy Becker, Director of Clackamas County Health, Housing, and Human Services. “Centerstone will help stabilize people in the community and avoid unnecessary emergency room use and jail time for people with mental health issues who haven’t committed crimes. It will help people stay out of the hospital and allow for help to get to those in crisis early, when help can be most effective.”

Centerstone consolidates many services in one place, helping to provide more comprehensive and effective services. It is a "one-stop-shop" for getting help in a crisis for anyone in the county, regardless of age, race, gender, ability, orientation, or income. Centerstone is the result of many years of work beginning with the countywide Behavioral Health Redesign effort in 2009. The redesign goals were to develop a responsive system of care focused on the principles of recovery, resilience, access, and partnership; in short, to provide access to the appropriate level of care in the right place and at the right time.

Members of the press are invited to attend a grand opening event on Thursday, May 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 11211 SE 82nd Avenue, Suite O, Happy Valley 97086. 

Members of the press interested in attending should RSVP to Aaron Abrams (see contact information below).

For more information call Aaron Abrams, Director, Community Relations Specialist, (503) 655-8752, or at aabrams@co.clackamas.or.us

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