ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

Midweek Motivator: Northern Pines celebrates opening of mental health urgent care clinic

A community open house will be 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the urgent care clinic at 823 Maple St. in Brainerd.

050623 Northern Pines Mental Health 8.jpg
Kate Sullivan, director of operations at Northern Pines Mental Health Center, talks Wednesday, May 3, 2023, about the nonfprofit's new mental health urgent care facility, set to open May 15.
Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

BRAINERD โ€” May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Northern Pines Mental Health Center announced the opening of its new mental health urgent care clinic.

A community open house will be 3-6 p.m. Thursday, May 11, at the urgent care clinic at 823 Maple St. in Brainerd.

โ€œCome see our one-of-a-kind clinic designed specifically for you and your loved ones during a mental health crisis,โ€ Kate Sullivan, director of operations at Northern Pines Mental Health Center, in a news release. โ€œWe are expanding health care to include immediate access to specialized care without the need for an appointment or a referral. We are staffed by mental health specialists trained in providing exceptional crisis intervention and urgent mental health care backed by 60 years of commitment and service to those in need. Every aspect of this unique facility has been designed to be warm, welcoming, and therapeutic. Join us for refreshments, door prizes and giveaways as you tour our new and innovative clinic.:

Starting May 15, the urgent care clinic will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week, serving anyone of any age experiencing a mental health crisis. The clinic will initially service Crow Wing County with expansion planned to Aitkin, Cass, Morrison, Todd and Wadena counties.

Anyone who is experiencing a mental health crisis, or knows of someone experiencing a mental health crisis, can dial 988 to be connected to crisis services. Crisis services include:

ADVERTISEMENT

  • Mobile crisis team dispatched to a home or location in the community available seven days per week, 24 hours a day.
  • Urgent care clinic opens at 10 a.m.-7 p.m. starting Monday May 15.

โ€œOur goal: To provide exceptional, therapeutic care for people of all ages experiencing a mental health crisis. We provide hope without judgment,โ€ Sullivan said. โ€œPlease join us for our Open House Event on May 11!โ€
Sullivan can be reached at ksullivan@npmh.org .

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

Hi, I'm the Brainerd Dispatch. I started working a few days before Christmas in 1881 and became a daily paper two years later. I've gone through a lot of changes over the years, but what has never changed is my commitment to community and to local journalism. I've got an entire team of dedicated people who work night and day to make sure I go out every morning, whether in print, as an e-edition, via an app or with additional information at www.brainerddispatch.com. News, weather, sports โ€” videos, photos, podcasts and social media โ€” all covering stories from central Minnesota about your neighbors, your lakes, your communities, your challenges and your opportunities. It's all part of the effort to keep people connected and informed. And we couldn't do it without support.
What To Read Next
Get Local

ADVERTISEMENT