UNM Hospital Behavioral Health Crisis Center


University of New Mexico Health System


McClain + Yu



The UNM Health System Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC) combines three much-needed facilities: a Crisis Triage Center, Psychiatric Emergency Services, and a Peer Living Room. Special daylighting, circulation, safety, and ligature resistance elements are central to the building concept.

Located next to the existing University Psychiatric Center at UNM North Campus, the facility will help UNM Health staff fulfill their goal of providing compassionate, respectful, and round-the-clock care to those with substance abuse or mental health disorders. The facility is in partnership with Bernalillo County Department of Behavioral Health Services.