(Tulsa, OK. JAN. 30, 2024) – The Tulsa Urgent Recovery Center (URC), a brand-new facility providing unbridled access to comprehensive mental health and addiction recovery treatment, has served nearly 300 individuals since it opened in late December.
“Eighty-eight percent of the individuals who came through the URC transitioned to clinical treatment to combat the addictions they are battling,” said Nicholas Allgood, GRAND’s Chief Clinical Officer of Crisis Services. “These clients opted to receive treatment because they are serious about doing the work to turn their lives around.”
GRAND’s 24/7 mobile outreach crews are also keeping up with the growing demand for mental health treatment. With their busiest hours occurring after midnight, GRAND engaged with more than 2,000 individuals last month.
“Clients are actively engaging in substance use treatment thanks to the reliability and support of our outreach teams,” said Allgood. “Our mobile routes hit popular homeless encampments, convenient stores, and other high traffic areas every night throughout the city during hours when most people are sleeping. Our strategy of providing around-the-clock access to detox and residential treatment is making a difference in communities we serve, and we couldn’t be prouder of the impacts we are seeing every day.”
Roughly a dozen local agencies rely on GRAND’s outreach efforts like QuikTrip, the Day Center for the Homeless, Iron Gate Soup kitchen, and Salvation Army. Through a partnership with the Tulsa Fire Department, Narcan boxes are also available for the public at four Tulsa Fire Departments.
“We are heavily involved with the Tulsa Fire Department’s Overdose Response Team,” said Kim Hill, GRAND’s Chief Clinical Officer Tulsa . “Individuals who have overdosed are followed up with by the Overdose Response Team and are referred to us for treatment or transportation to one of our facilities. Through shared purpose and strong partnerships, we can break down barriers to help those who need it most.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health and/or addiction issues, GRAND Mental Health can help. For more information visit our website: grandmh.com or call our 24/7 crisis hotline 1-866-771-7088.
About GRAND Mental Health
GRAND Mental Health provides services for adults, children, adolescents, and families struggling with behavioral health issues, substance use issues, and integrated/medical needs in northeastern and north central Oklahoma. In business since 1979, GRAND Mental Health is a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) providing evidence- based mental health and substance use services integrated with primary health care. Becoming a CCBHC has allowed GRAND Mental Health to hire wellness coaches, dieticians, occupational therapists, behavioral health coaches and peer recovery support specialists to provide a larger spectrum of services to clients. GRAND Mental Health operates 27 clinics and centers in 13 Oklahoma counties, employing more than 1,700 people. GRAND Mental Health strives to provide personalized care, anytime, anywhere. GRAND Mental Health works closely with and is partially funded by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.