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Tue March 13, 2012
Fresno County to reopen mental health crisis center
Fresno County is moving forward with a plan to reopen a crisis center for mental health patients. The county closed the center in 2009 due to budget cuts. That resulted in patients being sent to area emergency rooms.
Hospitals say they aren’t well equipped to handle those patients. The new crisis stabilization service will be run by a private contractor, Exodus Health, at the county’s former facility on Kings Canyon Road.
The four year contract with Exodus Health to provide the services for Fresno County is for around $16 million.
The center is expected to open on May 4.
Special funding for this program comes from the California HealthCare Foundation