New facility will increase behavioral health services for children and adults

May 04 2021 05:30 pm

MADERA COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) — In an effort to fill the behavioral health care gap in the Central Valley, Valley Children’s Healthcare announced a new facility will be coming to its Madera campus.

The new behavioral health hospital is the result of the partnership between Valley Children’s and Universal Health Services (UHS). UHS will own and operate it.

The 81,600 square foot hospital will provide 128 beds specifically for behavioral health patients. It’ll be staffed with clinicians, nurses, and other support staff dedicated specifically to pediatric psychiatric care.

The facility will also provide care for adults, meaning anyone with behavioral health needs can get checked up there.

Pending state review and approval, construction is expected to start next year. The hope is to open the facility by 2022.

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