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San Diego County Supervisors OK Creation of Behavioral Health Facility

03/27/19

Excerpts from Times of San Diego article 

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday to move forward with a plan to turn a dilapidated facility in the Hillcrest neighborhood into a behavioral health center.

The county-owned, 7.24-acre parcel has been vacant for nearly 10 years. Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who made the proposal, said the board’s unanimous vote means the county is “committed to taking substantive action to address the mental health crisis.”

“This new model has the potential to become a behavioral health continuum of care system that serves four corners of the county,” Fletcher added.

He said a regional hub would provide services such as crisis stabilization, inpatient, residential psychotherapeutic rehabilitation, intensive outpatient, and other related services and programs.

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