"Winston-Salem, N.C. — CenterPoint Human Services broke ground today on the Highland Avenue Center, a first of its kind facility designed to provide access to recovery-oriented behavioral health services to the community. The 43,000-square-foot building will include round-the-clock urgent care and evaluation, a 16-bed facility, a primary-care clinic and a wellness center. The outpatient crisis center will allow patients to stay up to 23 hours offering triage support, if needed for medication or other needs. The new facility will be the first of its kind in the Triad area and will bring new construction, new jobs and a new sense of hope for achieving behavioral health.
The Highland Avenue Center will address real concerns such as health care disparity by providing care and support in an underserved community. Benefits include social renewal with improved quality of life, a healthier community and ongoing support for clients and caregivers.
“Emergency departments across the country are overburdened with behavioral health patients and they are often lacking the specialized resources to handle this patient population,” said Betty P. Taylor, chief executive officer, CenterPoint Human Services. “I am proud to witness this step in the right direction for our community in Winston-Salem. In addition to the outpatient crisis center that will alleviate some of the strain on local hospitals, this center will provide much needed care and support for individuals with behavioral health needs.”
The new building is located at 650 Highland Avenue in Winston-Salem and construction is expected to be completed in January 2017.
“This is just the beginning,” continued Taylor. “The building design takes our community’s growing needs into consideration and includes a second floor shell for future expansion.”
About CenterPoint Human Services
CenterPoint Human Services (CenterPoint) is the local management entity/managed care organization (LME/MCO) that oversees the public mental health, substance use and intellectual/development disabilities services system in Forsyth, Stokes, Davie and Rockingham Counties. CenterPoint, based in Winston-Salem, N.C., contracts with a network of service providers to deliver high quality care to Medicaid beneficiaries and non-insured individuals who qualify for State funding. For more information, visit www.cphs.org."
- A Press Release