For Dutchess County residents suffering from a mental health or substance abuse crisis, there’s now more help — and hope. In March, MidHudson Regional Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), partnered with the county to open the Dutchess County Stabilization Center, a non-medical, voluntary walk-in center for troubled individuals.
The facility, which operates 24/7, never turns away anyone for lack of insurance or an inability to pay. Visitors can receive counseling, mental health assessments, supervised outpatient substance-withdrawal services and more. MidHudson Regional Hospital has long recognized the need for the center and has provided more than $100,000 and four full-time nurses for its operations. It’s yet another way the hospital is serving its community with compassionate, nonjudgmental care.