Mental Health Access Center expands hours to include weekends

Linn County has expanded its walk-in hours at the Mental Health Access Center to include weekends. The new hours went into effect Saturday, April 9.

Individuals 18 years of age and older who are experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis can walk into the access center without an appointment and receive help seven days a week between the hours of 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Available services include:

  • Crisis Triage & Counseling (Foundation 2)
  • Mental Health Evaluations (Abbe Health)
  • Mental Health Prescriber Appointments (Abbe Health)
  • Peer Support (Abbe Health)
  • Crisis Stabilization (Abbe Health)
  • Sobering Unit (Area Ambulance Service)

Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can receive services from the Mental Health Access Center. Because the center receives funding from the East Central Mental Health Region, patients do not have to be residents of Linn County to receive services. Patients can be brought in by law enforcement or mobile crisis teams. Patients can also be brought in with loved ones or come on their own. Use of Mental Health Access Center services is 100% voluntary.

The Mental Health Access Center cannot serve individuals in need of immediate medical care; individuals who are violent at arrival or immediately prior to arrival with a likelihood that they will seriously hurt themselves, other patients, or Access Center employees; or minors 17 years old or younger.

For services after hours, call the Foundation 2 Mobile Crisis Teams at (319) 362-2174.