Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health is partnering with US HealthVest to develop a stand-alone behavioral center on the Hendricks campus in Plainfield. Known as the Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, the facility will provide specialized inpatient and outpatient mental health care to patients of all ages.
US HealthVest says it will invest $25 million to build the two-story hospital. The project is expected to create 250 jobs with full benefits and the partners say it will also bring in new state and federal funds to the area.
The organization says the facility will provide behavioral health and addition treatment services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The hospital will offer specialized programs such as a women’s program, a youth program, a co-occurring disorders program, a geriatric program, and a psychiatric intensive care program.
"The shortage of mental health services in our community and across the state and nation is at an unprecedented level," Kevin Speer, chief executive officer of Hendricks Regional Health. "In Hendricks County alone, mental health and substance abuse were tied as the number two overall health concerns in the most recent Community Health Assessment. This collaboration with US HealthVest helps us bridge the gap for the children, adults and families who need these critical services."
The hospital is expected to open in early 2020.