Beaumont Health and Universal Health Services broke ground on a new mental health hospital in Dearborn, Mich. The two organizations formed a joint venture to address the state’s unmet need for advanced mental health services.

Construction will begin in early 2020 on the new 150-bed hospital on eight acres across the street from Beaumont Hospital. The facility is expected to open in early to mid-2021. The new $40 million mental health hospital will encompass more than 100,000-square-feet and will double Beaumont Health’s current capacity for inpatient mental health care.

Features of the new facility include:

  • multidisciplinary teams including psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, other specialists, certified clinical pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, therapists and other clinical support staff;
  • an integrated assessment and referral center to support the community and Beaumont Health Emergency Centers; and
  • substance use disorder treatment for those who are also receiving care for a mental health diagnosis.