It’s been a little over a month since the mental health Crisis Walk-In Center in Montrose opened its doors.
Since it opened on September 16th, staff there say they’ve seen about 30 walk-in patients.
The center offers things like a 24-hour detox facility, and staffed mental health professionals to help anyone going through a mental crisis.
They say a big goal is to take pressure off of local emergency rooms, after the 24-hour Mind Springs walk-in center closed here in Grand Junction.
“This is something that we didn’t have before, and we feel pretty promising about what we are able to offer. Because, these services, what our hope is, is it would’ve prevented someone from not getting care, or going to a hospital level of care,” said Chief Clinical Officer, Amanda Jones.
Officials say weekends are when the walk-in clinic is usually the busiest.