County’s mental health crisis clinic assumes new name

It may have a new name, but Clackamas County’s Behavioral Health’s urgent walk-in clinic will still provide the same great service. Centerstone will now be called Riverstone.

Richard Swift, the county’s Health, Housing and Human Services Director, said the name change will enhance the understanding of crisis and mental health recovery in the community. The new name encompasses the idea that people, like river stones, are shaped by life experience.

“One in three Americans are challenged by mental illness,” Swift says. “This number expands when families are included. Centers like Riverstone exist to help us begin, and to maintain, the path to wellness for ourselves and our families.”

At its core, Riverstone is a supportive place where people in crisis can talk to a counselor or peer support advocate for information, resources, treatment, and support.

Located at the Ross Center near Clackamas Town Center at 11211 SE 82nd Avenue, Riverstone’s mission is to help those struggling with urgent mental health issues receive services and support.

Riverstone offers voluntary, walk-in, crisis and stabilization services that include peer support, case management, health insurance enrollment, crisis intake assessment, referral to medical services, brief therapy, and general education. Riverstone also has partnerships with county-based law enforcement, community corrections and jail services, and offers behavioral health transition services for newly released inmates. It provides a trauma-informed environment that offers easy access to culturally responsive support, regardless of ability to pay, in a safe environment that values individual choice and autonomy. They believe in whole person care and in the power of hope and recovery.

Riverstone is open seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday thru Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Individuals can make an appointment by calling Riverstone at 503-655-8585 or by visiting Riverstone during business hours.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Community Relations Specialist Scott Anderson at 503-655-8752 or