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Behavioral health facility breaks ground on expansion

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The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health broke ground recently on an 18-bed expansion that the organization says will help meet a growing demand for behavioral health treatment in the Upstate.

Officials and staff from The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health break ground to expand the Greer facilities.“Our goal in this expansion is to improve access to treatment for those dealing with addiction and mental health issues,” Jerry Chapman, CEO of The Carolina Center, said in a news release. “Fortunately, the stigma surrounding mental health is decreasing and more people are seeking treatment. This expansion will give us an even greater ability to help those in need.”

Anticipated opening of the new unit is late 2020. The expansion project also includes a larger, more accessible admissions area as well as reconfiguring dining services in order to improve the patient experience, according to the release. The facility will have 156 beds after construction is complete.

“It’s an honor to work with our community partners and serve more men, women and teens who are dealing with mental health or substance use disorders,” Chapman said in the release.

The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is at 2700 E. Phillips Road in Greer. The center offers inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents, adults and senior adults.

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