The South Valley has one of the highest Emergency Room utilization rates in Bernalillo County and one of the lowest concentrations of behavioral health care providers. At Centro Sávila, we don’t believe this is a coincidence. There are many reasons that people use Emergency Rooms for health concerns that could be treated earlier and less expensively in outpatient settings. Some include: few or no local health care providers, hurtful or unproductive experiences at health care offices, transportation obstacles, language barriers and high costs. Centro Sávila is working to improve health outcomes by providing accessible, affordable and dignified behavioral health services to the public. As a member of the EleValle, the South Valley Healthy Communities Collaborative, Centro Sávila is working towards creating a healthier, more livable community for all.