The Link, Sioux Falls Community Triage Center


Sioux Falls Community Triage Center


Minnehaha County, the City of Sioux Falls and Local Hospital Systems


Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Project Details

Schemmer (formerly MSH Architects) was tasked by Minnehaha County, the City of Sioux Falls and the local hospital systems to design The Link, a Community Triage Center, for individuals with a mental health or substance abuse crisis. Within the confines of the first floor of an existing building, Schemmer designed a low security, ligature resistant space for the Community Triage Center that will have a home-like non-institutional feel.

The new space includes:

  • Ten client bedrooms for short-term care and treatment, as well as a sobering center with space for up to eight clients
  • Swing room that functions as additional space for a client bedroom or female sobering area
  • Full observation of all client areas from a central nurse station
  • Crisis stabilization area with comfortable client chairs which allows full visibility and immediate access by staff for short-term assessment and treatments

Within the confines of a small space, the Community Triage Center is able to provide a short-term intermediary bridge and assessment for individuals that do not require an emergency room or detention until other appropriate behavioral health providers can be identified for their needs.


The Link is a transformative project for our community and your expertise and guidance were key to getting it done. Thank you for your tireless commitment to this project! #OneSiouxFalls

Paul TenHaken


City of Sioux Falls