New Behavioral Health Urgent Care center opens in Guilford County
Publication Date: June 14, 2021
Guilford County Government today opened its new Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) center at 931 Third St., Greensboro. The new facility specifically addresses the needs of children, adolescents and adults experiencing crises due to mental illnesses, substance use disorders, or intellectual/developmental disabilities. The BHUC is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It combines integrated, or whole-person, behavioral and physical healthcare services that are provided by Cone Health.
The Guilford County BHUC is located in the same building as a 16-bed adult Facility-Based Crisis (FBC) center that is pending licensure from the state. Pharmacy, outpatient and peer counseling services also are available in the same location.
In addition to the services offered by Guilford County Government and Cone Health, Sandhills Center has developed a 16-bed child and adolescent FBC center nearby at 925 Third St. Greensboro. Alexander Youth Network is contracted by Sandhills Center to provide services there and is also awaiting completion of state licensure.
In 2017, Guilford County Government formed a partnership with Sandhills Center and Cone Health to create enhanced crisis support services for children and adults. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the BHUC was held Saturday, June 12, 2021. More than 100 local residents, advocates, elected officials and community leaders attended.
(Above) Guilford County Commissioner Alan Perdue, who is a member of the Sandhills Center Board of Directors, speaks during a June 12, 2021 ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating enhanced behavioral health crisis services in Guilford County. Photo credit: Heather Odendahl, Sandhills Center.