Washington County may get mental health crisis center

The Oregonian, March 31, 2015

Andy Duyck

Andy Duyck

Washington County would like to open a mental health crisis center by early next year, hoping to create another option for people who have typically ended up in an emergency room or a jail.

County commission chairman Andy Duyck, while delivering the State of the County address Thursday morning, mentioned the crisis center among the county’s priorities. Other priorities included a seismically safe dam at Hagg Lake, transportation funding and voter approval for a revamped emergency communications system.

For the Mental Health Urgent Care Center, county officials are looking for a 13,000- to 15,000-square-foot facility to either lease or buy. It would ideally be located near public transit.

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