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The Guilford County government, in partnership with Cone Health, has opened a $ 20 million facility to care for people with mental health problems.
Behavioral Health Urgent Care at 931 Third Street in Greensboro saw its first patients Monday. The care center will offer acute behavioral medicine to both adults and teenagers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, officials said in a press release.
The facility combines behavioral medicine services and emergency medical care. It has a 16-bed adult crisis center, an on-site pharmacy, outpatient services and counseling rooms for peers.
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Behavioral Health Urgent Care is the first of two facilities to open this year. A 16-bed crisis center for children will offer long-term care for young people and will open later this summer.
Jeff Phillips, chairman of the Guilford County Behavioral Health Oversight Board and past chairman of the Guilford County Board of Commissioners, was one of more than 100 local state leaders and lawmakers who attended a ligament severing Saturday morning.
“This new center is an outward testimony to Guilford County’s commitment to delivering exceptional behavioral medicine in a welcoming and therapeutic space,” said Phillips. “It is an affirmation that we treat and respect the behavioral health needs of our community and remove the stigma associated with mental health.”