Crisis Services

24 Hour Crisis Line

In crisis now? Call the Benton County Crisis Line at 1-888-232-7192.


Counselor of the Day

Benton County Behavioral Health offers walk-in mental health crisis counseling services for all ages. No appointment is needed. Simply stop at the front desk and ask "to see the Counselor of the Day".

Location: 530 NW 27th Street, Corvallis, OR 97330
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Phone: 541-766-6835
TDD: 1-800-221-2832


Other Crisis Resources:

Crisis Text Line

Text OREGON to 741741 for 24/7, confidential free crisis counseling.  

Crisis Text Line® is a registered trademark of Crisis Text Line, Inc.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat live at

Collaborative Crisis Services:
CORE – Crisis, Outreach, Response, and Engagement

Benton County Behavioral Health partners with Corvallis Police Department (CPD) to respond to service calls related to mental health crisis. This results in more people getting supportive mental health treatment and resources, and fewer people spending time in the emergency room or jail due to mental health crisis.

Click here to learn more.

Mobile Crisis Team

The mobile crisis team responds 24/7/365 when called by various community partners, including law enforcement, to assess individuals out in the community who are experiencing mental health crisis.

Coming in 2024:
Benton County Crisis Center

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 ages, regardless 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