Sarpy County Looking To Add Mental Health Crisis Center

Sarpy County officials are talking to Nebraska Medicine about putting a mental health crisis center at the health system’s hospital campus in Bellevue.

The potential partnership became public Tuesday, five days after the county announced it would back out of an agreement to buy land east of the Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue hospital and clinics. The county had planned to spend $1 million on that land purchase.     

Bellevue’s Mayor Rusty Hike had opposed the plan to build the crisis center on the land the county wanted to buy, saying the city would lose potential revenue if the tax-exempt crisis center were built on it.

Sarpy County spokeswoman Megan Stubenhofer-Barrett says the county and Nebraska Medicine could have a formal agreement in the next couple of months.

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