COMTREA Offering Walk-in Behavioral Health Care
February 22, 2019
COMTREA Leadership and community members before cutting the ribbon at COMTREA Welcome Center.
(Left to right) Tony Sokolic, Linda Hurley, Margo Pigg, Sue Curfman, Dr. Raymond V. Cummiskey, Colton Baker, Becky Ruth, Dennis Gannon, and Timothy Fasnacht.
200 residents each month are now receiving walk-in behavioral health services in Jefferson County. COMTREA Welcome Center located in Crystal City offers walk-in care on a first-come first-served basis for mental health and substance use treatment.
“In 2017, COMTREA was designated as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center,” said Sue Curfman, CEO of COMTREA. “With that designation, we were tasked to find ways to provide walk-in access for individuals seeking behavioral health care. We have done that through our Welcome Center.”
At the Ribbon Cutting and Open House on February 22, 2019, attendees toured the facility, met with COMTREA leadership, and heard from Sue Curfman, CEO of COMTREA, Margo Pigg, Chief Behavioral Health Officer at COMTREA, Tim Fasnacht, Welcome Center Assessment Manager at COMTREA, and Colton Baker, Recovery Coach at COMTREA.
Since opening on February 5, 2018, COMTREA Welcome Center has completed 3,400 screenings with 2,372 individuals receiving further assessment.
New clients can receive care Monday through Friday from 7:30-11:00 AM with a limited number of assessments available each day. Residents should bring proof of Missouri residency; if eligible, staff will coordinate treatment that best meets the individual’s needs. The center is located at 2310 North Truman Blvd in Crystal City, Missouri.
The facility is designed to separate adult and youth services to ensure all clients feel comfortable. Staff are trained to provide personalized care, even in emergency life situations.
COMTREA takes all forms of insurance, and provides one-on-one meetings to help navigate and apply for Medicaid or a sliding fee scale.
COMTREA serves Jefferson County from twenty locations as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center and a Federally Qualified Health Center offering health care services in primary care, dental care, and psychiatry, and community services such as mental health, substance use treatment, children’s advocacy, school liaison services, canine therapy, and a domestic violence shelter.
In emergencies, call the Behavioral Health Response Hotline at 1-800-811-4760 or call 911.