Crisis Services available now
In crisis now? Call the 24 Hour Benton County Crisis Line at 1-888-232-7192
Benton County Behavioral Health offers walk-in mental health crisis counseling services for all ages. No appointment is needed. Simply stop at the front desk and ask to see the Counselor of the Day. The office is located at 530 NW 27th Street, Corvallis, Oregon Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Crisis Text Line is available 24/7 with confidential, free crisis counseling. Text OREGON to 741741.
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline is available if you or someone you know needs support now. Call or text 988 or chat live at 988lifeline.org
Coming in 2024 – Benton County Crisis Center
Benton County Behavioral Health is working to create a voluntary walk-in treatment-centered facility that may serve as an alternative to the emergency room, which provides stabilization for individuals experiencing mental health crisis, along with referrals and support for ongoing behavioral health services. Mahlum Architects was selected as the design architects and Gerding Builders is the contractor.
Learn about the planning and design for the crisis center
- The Benton County Crisis Center will be constructed at 240 NW 4th Street in downtown Corvallis, central to transportation, community service providers, and emergency services.
- The crisis center will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and serve all ages, regardless of ability to pay, no appointment needed.
- It will serve as a low-barrier, open-door resource to all community members experiencing a broad spectrum of mental health crisis needs. It is designed for anyone who needs a break from stressors to be connected to services and support and will have a “no-wrong-door” approach to support individuals who are having behavioral health crises for any number of reasons.
- It will offer opportunity for early intervention for those experiencing new mental health crisis needs as well as additional supports for those who are returning to independence in the community following a higher level of care.
- The crisis center will also serve as a resource for community partners, from non-profits to law enforcement agencies, who need help accessing behavioral health needs for clients and community members.
The crisis center is a project of Benton County’s Justice System Improvement Program (JSIP), a multi-year effort to improve outcomes in our communities. Addressing mental health needs is a primary focus of JSIP’s vision for enhanced County programs and facilities. The crisis center may serve as a resource on calls to law enforcement that involve a mental health concern.
Crisis Center Services may include the following
- Crisis assessments
- Safe and supportive break from stressors for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
- Short-term therapy
- Skills training and case management
- Referrals for ongoing treatment and community resources
Examples from other communities
The following facilities are designed with similar intent to what the Benton County Crisis Center hopes to offer. While not exact representations, these programs will serve as guides in designing a facility that will meet the needs of our community.
- Deschutes County Stabilization Center
- Brooks Respite & Recovery Center in Redmond, Oregon
- Telecare in Bend – Deschutes Recovery Center
- Klamath Basin Behavioral Health – Phoenix Place
For questions/comments about the Benton County Crisis Center
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