Buffalo County offers Emergency Mental Health Services (EMH) in collaboration with Northwest Connections and law enforcement. Services are available 24 hours a day/ 7 days per week for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or in a situation which is likely to develop into a crisis if supports are not provided.
Telephone: Buffalo County contracts with Northwest Connections for telephone crisis services. The goal of this service is to provide callers with information, support, assessment, intervention and response planning.
Mobile Response: Buffalo County provides mobile response upon request of Northwest Connections. The goal of this service is to provide onsite intervention, assessment and response planning.
Crisis Linkage and Follow-up: Is provided by Buffalo County following incidents of crisis. The goal of this service is to assist individuals following a crisis by linking to resources.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 888-552-6642 to reach the crisis line.