About The Building
Our Golisano Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness Building will be the new home and primary outpatient location for Golisano Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Behavioral Health and Wellness program. Space for outpatient and partial hospitalization services will more than double. The program helps patients with depression, anxiety, psychosis, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and other behavioral and emotional conditions. These early intervention approaches help ensure timely care and reduce the need for more intensive, inpatient hospital care.
In the near future, we hope to add intensive outpatient services to the building. These children receive a higher level of care than traditional outpatient services, but patients can attend their regular school and live at home.
Key facts about the new building and its services:
- A $12.3 million, two-story, 36,000 square feet facility scheduled to open in summer 2020.
- Brings outpatient and partial hospitalization services under one roof.
- The largest children’s mental health ambulatory service in the region. Nearly 40,000 outpatient appointments are expected in 2020; 20 years ago, it was about 12,000 visits annually.
- Expands the number of patients in the partial hospitalization program by 50 percent; the waiting list is up to 80 youth during the school year. This is the only program of its kind in the state west of the Hudson River.
- Larger waiting rooms to accommodate the growing number of children and families.
- Will include child care and a library.
- Will have a multidisciplinary team that includes psychologists, nurses, child psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health counselors.
- Located near the intersection of South Avenue and Science Parkway, on the Al Sigl Campus, providing easy access by car or bus for patients and families who visit daily or frequently during treatment.
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