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Behavioral Health Urgent Care Project

MAMH is excited to be a part of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign and to serve as its leader on the Behavioral Health Urgent Care Research Project, which is examining high-quality, cost-effective models for responding to behavioral health crises among children and adolescents. This research project was born out of the Campaign’s previous research project addressing Emergency Department (ED) boarding, as this project uncovered a subset of youth who stabilized in the ED following a behavioral health crisis and were able to be discharged home. This project aims to develop a model that would stabilize and treat these youth in a more appropriate setting in order to avoid a costly and stressful trip to the medical ED.

For questions about the project, contact Elise Ressa at

Read our Report on Pediatric Behavioral Health Urgent Care

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