Benton County Crisis Center

Concept Drawing of Crisis Center Exterior Main Entry

Concept Drawing - Exterior Main Entry. This image is an artistic drawing of what the Benton County Crisis Center could look like. This is not a final design and is subject to change. See more images below

Benton County Behavioral Health is working to create a voluntary walk-in treatment-centered facility that may serve as an alternative to the emergency room, which provides stabilization for individuals experiencing mental health crisis, along with referrals and support for ongoing behavioral health services.

The crisis center will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and serve all agesregardless of ability to pay, no appointment needed. It is designed to serve anyone who needs a break from stressors to be connected to services and support and will have a “no-wrong-door” approach to support individuals who are having mental health crises for any number of reasons. 

The crisis center is a project of Benton County’s Justice System Improvement Program (JSIP), a multi-year effort to improve outcomes in our communities. Addressing mental health needs is a primary focus of JSIP’s vision for enhanced County programs and facilities. The crisis center may serve as a resource on calls to law enforcement that involve a mental health concern.

The Benton County Crisis Center will be located at 240 NW 4th Street in downtown Corvallis, central to transportation, community service providers, and emergency services.

Services may include:

  • Crisis assessments
  • Safe and supportive break from stressors for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Short-term therapy
  • Skills training and case management
  • Referrals for ongoing treatment and community resources

Project Timeline:

The project is currently in the early stages of the design phase. The County will continue to provide updates on design and construction progress.

Design Planning Committee:

Benton County Behavioral Health has formed a design committee to help inform the design process by providing a crystal clear understanding of the unique needs of Benton County residents and what can be accomplished with the new crisis center.

The committee consists of health department staff and mental health professionals as well as community partners and stakeholders, including representatives from:

  • Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
  • Intercommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization
  • Pathfinder Clubhouse
  • Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center
  • Strengthening Rural Families
  • Oregon State University Counseling & Psychological Services

In the design planning process, the architect team presents concepts to the design committee members who ask questions, provide insight, and help refine the vision for the final design. The committee recently participated in a journey-mapping exercise that put them in the shoes of someone seeking crisis services to guide the process and flow of services once the center is up and running. Another activity, called visual listening, gave the committee an opportunity to authentically react to different designs, in order to help define the look and feel of the building.

Examples from other communities:

The following facilities are designed with similar intent to what the Benton County Crisis Center hopes to offer. While not exact representations, these programs have served as guides in design planning:


For questions/comments about the Benton County Crisis Center, please email

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Concept Drawing of Crisis Center Intake Room
Concept Drawing of Crisis Center Waiting Room
Concept Drawing of Crisis Center Exterior Main Entry