The Community Triage Center (CTC), located in Roseland on Chicago’s South Side, is a community-based center that provides crisis stabilization, case management and treatment for patients presenting with mental health and/or substance-related crisis. The CTC is open 24 hours a day, 7 days week, 365 days a year. Walk-ins are welcome- no appointment necessary.

The CTC is staffed by master- level clinicians, licensed clinical social workers, case managers and registered nurses.

The goal of the CTC is to offer an early intervention alternative to detention or a hospital visit. By doing so, it is expected that the CTC will decrease avoidable emergency room visits, reduce the jail population in Chicago, and improve the health status of the individuals it serves.

The CTC, which opened in July 2016 as a pilot project by Cook County Health & Hospitals System, is one of many behavioral health initiatives that CCHHS has launched in recent years to fill in gaps in community-based behavioral health services left by local and state funding cuts.