by Anna Raudenbush, Client Advocate
There has long been a gap in mental health services for folks who don’t need emergency room level care, but cannot wait a couple weeks to see a provider. Now St. Paul has a new service to fill that gap, the Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health center. Located at 402 University Avenue East, the center is meant for anyone in Ramsey, Dakota, and Washington Counties who need immediate non-emergency mental health support.
The center is operated by the Mental Health Crisis Alliance, formerly EMACs, and managed by Ramsey County. While they offer on-site support and walk-ins, they also operate a mobile crisis team for Ramsey County.
Going to a new place for mental health care can be nerve-wracking; it’s hard to feel comfortable when you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, the Urgent Care center is hosting monthly open houses on the first Friday of each month at 1PM. These open houses are free and anyone can come, no RSVP required. At the open house visitors will get to tour the new center. This is a great way to get familiar with mental health services in Ramsey County and to learn how Urgent Care can be a resource for you.
You can find more information about Urgent Care for Adult Mental Health here. For more information about the monthly open houses, you can call their front desk at 651-266-4008.