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Bernalillo County CARE Campus Licensed for Crisis Triage Services

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Evan Gonzales, C (505) 508-8045 - evgonzales@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County - The Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services is proud to receive a permanent crisis triage center (CTC) license from the New Mexico Department of Health. The county is the second recipient of this CTC licensure in the State of New Mexico, and the only active license within the county.

The crisis triage center is located at the CARE campus at 5901 Zuni Rd SE, formerly known as the Metropolitan Addiction and Treatment Services center. This license will allow the county to provide crisis stabilization services. These services help close the gap between the needs of patients with outpatient and acute care needs.

These new services are designed as a step-up or step-down in care, as it helps people before their crisis gets to the point where psychiatric hospitalization is needed or as they transition from a hospital back into the community.

“I am proud of the work the Department of Behavioral Health Services is doing to continue to fill the gaps in the behavioral health continuum. This licensure is a big step for the community, and is a great collaboration with the University of New Mexico, the State of New Mexico, including Turquoise Lodge, and other essential providers. I look forward to seeing the positive impact this will have on the community,” said County Manager Julie Morgas Baca.

The campus is currently accepting patients referred by UNMH, and other behavioral health service providers. The further expansion of services will include opening an outpatient behavioral health clinic.

More information is available online at www.bernco.gov/dbhs.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.

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