By Audrey Castoreno
MIDLAND - After an outcry for help in the Basin, the Behavioral Healthcare Center is now working on a new outpatient program for adults and teens.
Behavioral Healthcare Center in Midland is working on creating two new outpatient programs for adolescents and adults after seeing a need in the Basin.
The new programs will mimic the one that is already in place for the elderly.
After seeing a need to care for more patients with illnesses such as depression who didn't want to be hospitalized, BCA began working on creating the new outpatient programs.
The Midland School District will be working with BCA on the adolescent program to ensure that students get the help they need and do not get behind on school work.
They also hope this will help with the bed shortage they were seeing at times which will help them avoid sending patients out of town for treatment.
BCA will host an open house on April 25 for the community to come and tour their facility and learn more about current and future programs.