MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- After Rocky Mountain Health Plans took over the contract for crisis services statewide, with that came the closure of the 24 hour walk-in center at Mind Springs.
Now, there's a new one in Montrose.
The new Crisis Walk-In Center will offer things like a 24-hour detox facility, and staffed mental health professionals to help anyone going through a mental crisis.
The new place has 11 beds and is the only facility of its kind between Denver and Salt Lake.
Staff at the center say they hope to take some demand off of hospital emergency rooms.
"I think that the ER's are overrun with so many substance abuse issues going on right now, that if we can take some of those people and get them into our detox and give them the services that they need, you could definitely see a decrease in hospital admissions because of that," said Director of Nursing and Emergency Services, Heather Thompson.
Crisis services will be available 24 hours a day, and seven days a week.