Springdale's Northwest to boost mental health care capacity

Posted: August 31, 2017 at 1:10 a.m.

NWA Democrat-Gazette/SPENCER TIREY Northwest Medical Center in Springdale.

Northwest Health will soon double its adult mental health care services for the region, the health system and other officials said this week.

At a glance

Crisis stabilization units

Arkansas’ legislators earlier this year approved three crisis centers to be alternatives for people experiencing immediate mental health issues who encounter police and might otherwise be taken to jail. Gov. Asa Hutchinson this month said he’d ask for a fourth in Northwest Arkansas. The four are set to be located in the following counties:

• Craighead (northeast Arkansas)

• Pulaski (central)

• Sebastian (west)

• Washington (northwest)

Source: Staff report

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