A first look at Milwaukee County's new Mental Health Emergency Center

NOW: A first look at Milwaukee County’s new Mental Health Emergency Center

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- We got our first look Tuesday at Milwaukee County's newest Mental Health Emergency Center. 

The new facility is replacing the one in Wauwatosa which is set to close in a few weeks.

The emergency center will now be located at 12th and Walnut.

It focuses on helping kids and adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis.

County officials chose this neighborhood because they say 70% of people using these services live in or near this specific area.

"Whether you're on the south side or the north side of the city of Milwaukee, we know that this is a location central to many individuals that we currently serve and possibly will be serving," said Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley.

The emergency center will be open 24-7. 

Two psychiatrists will be available at all times and people can just walk in for help. 

They'll start services for voluntary patients Sept. 6 and involuntary patients Sept. 9.

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