Lancaster, CA — Operated by Star View Behavioral Health on behalf of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, the new High Desert Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC) is now open and serving the community. It is the first program of its kind in the area providing rapid mental health services to youth and adults (ages 13 and up) who are experiencing a crisis.
“The opening of this short-term treatment facility comes at a critical time. It is providing essential, urgent mental health and substance use disorder services to those who need it for crises, and that need has only grown during the course of the pandemic,” said LACDMH Director Jonathan E. Sherin, M.D., Ph.D. “The fact that an individual in a time of dire need can walk into a clinic at any time of day and receive services will not only help those getting care but will also enhance the overall wellbeing of the Antelope Valley region and its communities. The provider, Star View Behavioral Health, is already proving to be an impressive partner in pursuing our mutual goal of providing care to the most vulnerable.”
The 24/7 facility provides mental health assessment, crisis intervention, medication support, and case management. Our team also provides referrals to community-based organizations and on-going mental health services to continue supporting the client’s needs when they leave our program. By providing culturally competent care through a trauma-informed lens, Star View strives to improve the mental health and well-being of Antelope Valley residents.
The BHUCC also features a Crisis Walk-In Center (CWIC) open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., where people can come in if they are experiencing a crisis. No appointment is needed and all insurance plans are accepted. Please contact (661) 522-6770 for additional information.