In the Pipeline: New Behavioral Hospital in Midwest; Autism Centers Open


Ohio children’s hospital unveils behavioral health center

Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has opened a new building on its campus to provide behavioral health services to patients.

Construction on the new facility cost $159 million, according to the Columbus Dispatch.

Both Nationwide — the Fortune 500 insurer and financial services manager for which the hospital is named — and retailer Big Lots (NYSE: BIG), after which the new behavioral health unit is named, are headquartered in Columbus.


New MAT clinic opens in Indiana

An outpatient medication assisted treatment (MAT) clinic is opening sometime in mid-March in LaPorte County, Indiana, according to the South Bend Tribune. It will be the first in the county to use methadone as part of its MAT services.

The Recovery Center will be operated by Porter-Starke Services, a northwest Indiana nonprofit community health provider that has campuses in Gary, Hebron, Knox, Portage and Valparaiso.

New LGBTQ mental health center

Portland, Maine has welcomed a new mental health therapy center for LGBTQ individuals.


Therapy For the People provides mental wellness and substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services and offers options for individual, group, couples and family therapy.

The clinic accepts the state’s MaineCare and offers patients the option of sliding scale payments, according to the Bangor Daily News. It will also rent space to other therapists providing LGBTQ-centered wellness services.

Autism provider opens latest location

Lebanon, Indiana-based Piece By Piece Autism Center has opened a new location in the state, in Lafayette.

Piece By Piece accepts various private and Medicaid insurances. The provider also operates centers in Lebanon and Frankfort, with all locations providing applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy to children.

University of Florida Health opens autism center

University of Florida (UF) Health has opened a new care facility for adults and children with autism and various neurodevelopmental disorders.

The UF Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment is a 15,000-square foot facility that features two full-time patient navigators to assist families in coordinating care with clinicians both onsite and off, according to a press release.

The facility contains a gym for recreational activities, rooms for clinical and behavioral intervention research, and spaces for telemedicine and various other services.

UF’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is also relocating its operations to the new facility.

Colorado hospital opens new autism facility

Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center in Fruita, Colorado has opened an autism treatment facility for children, the only one of its kind in the area, according to the Grand Junction Sentinel.

The Autism Group (TAG) is situated in a 6,300-square-foot facility, where the hospital’s expanded pediatric therapy program is also located. The space formerly housed Colorado Canyon’s adult therapy program, which last year moved to a new medical center on the hospital’s campus.

TAG has two large gyms, a customary gym, private spaces and rock climbing walls.

Colorado Canyons is operated by Family Health West, a rural health care provider based in Fruita, located between Denver and Salt Lake City.

New MAT clinic in Indiana

Terre Haute, Indiana-based Hamilton Center, a provider of mental health and addiction services, is opening a new opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment clinic in the state.

The provider recently opened WIN Recovery clinic in Vincennes, the second such clinic in Indiana. WIN Recovery is also the first certified OUD treatment program in the area.

The Vincennes clinic will offer methadone MAT coupled with group and individual therapy and case management, according to

Hamilton Center has a dozen other Indiana locations in addition to its new Vincennes location.

Coming Soon

New behavioral health hospital on the way in Indiana

A 77,000-square-foot facility for behavioral health services will soon be built in Plainfield, Indiana.

The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine will go up on the campus of Hendricks Regional Health’s Plainfield Medical Center — located southwest of Indianapolis. It is scheduled to open next year.

The facility will hold 112 beds and provide inpatient and outpatient services for adults and adolescents with behavioral health and addiction treatment issues.

The hospital will be operated by New York City-based US HealthVest, which manages seven behavioral health facilities in the Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle areas. The Hospital for Behavioral Medicine will be the provider’s first facility in Indiana.

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