A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday for the new Harford Crisis Center. It's the first co-funded, public/private partnership in Maryland to offer 24/7 behavioral, mental health and addiction services.
The center is located at 802 Baltimore Pike in Bel Air. It will offer an alternative to emergency department treatment for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis.
Several agencies came together to create the Harford Crisis Center.
"The Harford County Health Department, the Harford County Core Service Agency, the Harford County Government, Affiliated Santé Group, University of Maryland Upper Cheseapke Health and actually addiction are all located in this center to be able to provide comprehensive care to individuals who struggle with behavioral health crisis." said Pamela Llewllyn, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.
The center opens up to the public June 10.