Representatives from across the state of California came together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the first Be Well OC Campus in Orange, Calif.

The new 60,000-square-foot facility is set for completion in the Fall of 2020 and will offer mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs available to all residents, regardless of payer. Service elements will include triage, psychiatric intake and referral, SUD intake and referral, withdrawal management, transitional residential, residential treatment, and an integrated support center.

This first of three Be Well OC campuses marks the initial physical manifestation of the broader Be Well OC initiative, designed to create a coordinated system of care. The Orange County Board of Supervisors (OCBOS) committed $16.6 million for the development of the campus, in addition to investments from CalOptima, Kaiser Permanente, Hoag, and Providence St. Joseph Health (St. Jude Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital). The projected cost for the campus is $40 million.