What is the Harford Crisis Center? 

The Harford Crisis Center is a new behavioral health crisis center for adults which will provide 24 hour, 7 day a week crisis care for mental health and addiction issues.

This new center is the result of the dedicated work of multiple community partners to meet the most pressing health needs of our community, as confirmed by the Harford County Community Health Needs Assessment. 

The Harford Crisis Center is not an emergency response center. If you are having a life threatening emergency, please call 911 immediately.

Why do we need a crisis center?

1 in 5 people suffer from behavioral health issues; two of the most common being anxiety and depression. Our community receives over 5,000 calls a year from people in crisis. 

Knowing how/where to find help is one of the most common barriers to getting care. The goal of this center is to provide help to those in need in one convenient location. 

Many admissions to hospitals have an underlying behavioral health issue (mental health and/or substance abuse). If we want people to get better, our community needs critical services that address these specific needs.  

Who will the Harford Crisis Center serve? 

The Harford Crisis Center is here to help with any situation involving behavioral health crisis, and to offer assistance and encouragement to those struggling to overcome substance abuse, isolation, and mental health issues.

The Harford Crisis Center will serve: 

  • Adults age 18 and older
  • Youth and children – assessments and referrals

What services will the Harford Crisis Center provide?

  • Mobile Crisis – A mobile response team is usually requested when there is a concern that a person is at risk of harming themselves or others, if a person is showing suicidal or homicidal tendencies, or if a person is showing signs of psychosis or altered mental status.
  • Behavioral health outpatient services
  • Walk-in mental health urgent care
  • Assessment and referrals for youth and children
  • Detox services
  • Medication checks
  • Residential beds for adults

I heard that the Harford Crisis Center will be opening in phases. What is the schedule? 

Summer of 2018Mobile Crisis will be operational – TELEPHONE NUMBER: 410.638.5248

Fall/Winter 2018 – Grand opening of the Crisis Call Center, behavioral health outpatient facility, the 24/7 walk-in mental health urgent care (which includes youth and child assessments and linkages). 

Winter/Spring 2019 – Residential beds for patients added 

What insurance will the Harford Crisis Center accept? 

No one will be turned away based on insurance. 


If you have any further questions, please email us at info@healthyharford.org or call 443.643.3330