Behavioral Health Care Center
ONE child, ONE team, ONE location
The Behavioral Health Care Center represents an innovative concept that will change the way children and families engage with the services delivery system, integrating services under one roof and improving communication and efficiency.
This 26,000-sq.-ft. one-story building will include two major areas: clinical services suites and residential suites.
- Therapy and counseling suite features licensed behavioral health professionals.
- Medical suite provides space for a health- care practitioner, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, and/or registered nurse.
- Crisis management suite for our mobile crisis triage and response team.
- Suite for care managers who assess, refer, and link children and families to other services.
The Residential Suites
- Four living units, each featuring:
- Five furnished single bedrooms
- Shared living and activity areas
- Two private bathrooms
- A calm room specially designed to help children de-escalate during times of stress
- One unit dedicated to short-term crisis stabilization
- Nurses’ office
- Meeting rooms for families
- Full-service kitchen with dining area for 50
- An interior courtyard and outdoor recreation space
- Residential Treatment Facility (RTF): A contemporary, comprehensive residential mental health program for youth and young adults ages 12–21.
- Short-term Crisis Stabilization: Suite includes overnight services for children who need intervention, but who are not at immediate risk for self-harm.
- Mobile Crisis Services teams: Rapid-response interdisciplinary teams that address mental health crises for children and adults in the home, school, and community.
- Health Home Care Management: Guidance, support, and assessment for children who may be eligible or who are already enrolled in a Health Home system.
- Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic: With the capacity for integrated primary care and the potential to integrate other services, the clinic incorporates psychological assessments, primary care, and substance abuse treatment.
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Why are you undertaking this project?
How do you plan to pay for the building?
How will this change the way you serve children and families?
Will more people be employed on the Albany campus because of the new facility?
How will this affect recreation for children on campus?
How will you ensure the safety of the local residents?
Who will handle the construction process?
Do you have enough space on campus to add another building?
How close to the road will the new building be? Will this increase the level of noise, especially during the evening hours?
What about the traffic during the construction phase? And where will all the construction workers park?
What about the level of noise during the construction phase, particularly during evening hours if you plan to have people working through the evening?
Have you thought about the traffic congestion this new building will cause in the neighborhood? Our narrow streets are already difficult to navigate, particularly at rush hour.
Will you have enough parking?
When will the building open?
Whom can I contact if I have a question or concern regarding construction?
Who are your partners in this project?