Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) broke ground on the child, adolescent, and adult behavioral health services Center in San Jose, Calif.

The new inpatient facility will replace the Barbara Ahrens Pavilion and Don Lowe Pavilion on the SCVMC campus and consolidate Santa Clara County’s behavioral health offerings, including emergency psychiatric services and urgent care, in one location.

The three-story, 207,000-square-foot project comprises 77 beds for inpatient behavioral health care, outpatient urgent care, emergency psychiatric services with separate, secured ambulance entry bays and treatment spaces, and a shared pharmacy.

Additional spaces will include administrative offices, a pedestrian skyway bridge connecting to the campus’ existing emergency department, and a new 700-car parking structure.

The new behavioral health center is slated to open in fall 2025.

The project team includes HGA (architect; San Jose), The Cuningham Group (associate architect and medical planner; Los Angeles), Webcor (contractor; San Jose), SBay Construction (general contractor;  San Jose), Thompson Builders (general contractor; Novato, Calif.), Arup (structural, MEP, and daylighting and lighting design services; San Francisco), Sandis (civil engineer; Sacramento, Calif.), and Royston, Hanamoto, Alley & Abbey (landscape architect; Mill Valley, Calif.).