The Centers Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC) was established in February 2022 and provides accessible and convenient care in a safe, comfortable environment for children and adults. The BHUC welcomes patients who would benefit from urgent behavioral health services due to a serious emotional disturbance, significant change in mental health symptoms, or co-occurring behavioral health condition.
There are two BHUC locations in Cuyahoga County – University Circle and Gordon Square – both accessible by public transportation. Each multidisciplinary BHUC Care Team is comprised of a Psychiatric Provider, Registered Nurse, Licensed Social Worker / Licensed Counselor, Care Coordinator, and Client Service Representative. The BHUC Care Team works in partnership to address the unique needs, goals, and care preferences of each individual through the development of a Collaborative Care Plan to promote recovery and wellness.
The purpose of The Centers BHUC is to promote wellness and improve the quality of life in the Cleveland area. It provides an additional resource to complement the safety net within the community behavioral health system. The BHUC serves as an alternative to local emergency rooms as well as a navigation hub to community resources and ongoing behavioral health services. It is a one-of-a-kind service available in Cuyahoga County intended to engage and support individuals with urgent behavioral health needs.
BHUC services are available for children and adults on a walk-in basis or through in-person scheduled appointments. Virtual encounters are scheduled on a case-by-case basis. Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to receive care.
BHUC does not perform medical assessments, physical examinations, or diagnostic tests; however, referrals can be made to The Centers’ Primary Care services through our Care Coordinators. Services do not include evaluations or documentation needed for legal matters.