The first of its kind in Maryland, the Crisis Stabilization Center at Tuerk House provides individuals who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and in a state of compromised health with a safe place to detox and receive short-term medical care and social services. The Center includes an Opioid Crisis Unit specifically designed to provide respite care for those under the influence of opioids.

Location

Crisis Stabilization Center at Tuerk House
730 Ashburton Street
Baltimore, MD 21216

The first of its kind in Maryland, the Crisis Stabilization Center at Tuerk House provides individuals who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and in a state of compromised health with a safe place to detox and receive short-term, urgent medical care and social services.

Who Can Be Admitted

Patients must be evaluated and admitted to the center via an emergency medical system (EMS) team or Baltimore Crisis Response team. Walk-in care is not available. 

Who Can Be Admitted

The Center is now accepting referrals from a variety of providers and hospitals, as well as self-referrals/walk-ins. Patients may also be admitted to the center via an emergency medical system (EMS) team or Baltimore Crisis Response team.

Services

All services are free and available 24/7. No insurance required.

Sober up and get linked to treatment if you want it

Sober up and get linked to treatment if you want it

Access a bed

Access a bed, warm meals, a shower, and laundry

Talk to a peer specialist

Talk to a peer specialist to get guidance, support, and treatment and recovery planning

medication assisted treatment

Be evaluated for medication assisted treatment or buprenorphine induction

ongoing case management

Access ongoing case management and referrals to community support services

Get transportation when you are ready to leave

Get transportation when you are ready to leave

What to Expect

Patients typically stay in the center for 6 to 8 hours. Once they are stabilized and their withdrawal symptoms are managed, they will be connected to continuing treatment services at Tuerk House or another health care/social services provider.

A Pilot Program of the Baltimore City Department of Health

The Crisis Stabilization Center was created by the Baltimore City Department of Health as the first step in its efforts to build a 24/7 Behavioral Health Emergency Department. Directing patients to this Center will help reduce the number of high-cost emergency room visits in our community and better connect patients to the behavioral health care resources they need for life-long recovery.