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Approval of Critical Urgent Care Facility

Post Date:07/18/2017 3:18 PM

Critical Urgent Care Facility Approved to Open in City of Industry
Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center to serve LA County and the
San Gabriel Valley Region

 
City of Industry, CA – At their Tuesday meeting, the City of Industry Planning Commission unanimously
approved a conditional use permit for Star View Behavioral Health Urgent Care Center (BHUCC). This
County-funded center will be used as an outpatient medical office, specializing in mental health counseling.

“This Urgent Care Center is a critical component for us at Star View to provide exceptional behavioral
healthcare and service to county residents in the region”, said Kent Dunlap, President and CEO of Stars
Behavioral Health Group. “We look forward to opening the center and giving children and families access to
the care they need."

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, mental illnesses affect 1 in 5 people, or about 40
million people throughout the United States. Studies by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services
Administration found that almost 80 percent of all patients who sought medical treatment saw improvement
in symptoms, yet only 40 percent of adults receive medical assistance.

The center will offer crisis stabilization service for up to 12 adults and 6 adolescents at one time. With a
team of trained doctors, nurses, therapists and peer counselors, Star View estimates that the BHUCC will
serve about 30 clients per day with most patients receiving service for 4 to 6 hours. The center will operate
24/7, however patients can only stay up to 23 hours and 59 minutes, making the center an outpatient-only
service.

About Stars Behavioral Health Group:
Stars Behavioral Health Group has been in operation since 1988. They currently run locations in 8
California counties. They serve more than 20,000 children, youth and families annually throughout the state
at 26 different program sites. Stars Behavioral Health Group also employs more than 1,200 staff including
psychiatrists, psychologists and medical doctors, social workers, nurses, rehab therapists, counselors,
teachers, aides, and a range of paraprofessional staff.

 

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