LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to approve the development of a mental health clinic to operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in the Antelope Valley.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger said the High Desert Mental Health Urgent Care Center will be the first of its kind in the area.
“This new state-of-the-art facility will provide our Antelope Valley residents with access to high-quality, low-cost mental health services including diagnosis, treatment, referrals, case management and crisis intervention,” Barger said.
The 9,900-square-foot center will be built on a six-acre parcel on the High Desert Regional Health Center campus, located on Avenue I in Lancaster. It will offer outpatient care for severely and persistently mentally ill adults and seriously emotionally disturbed children.
The preliminary project cost is set at $10.5 million.
Read more about the project here.
10 comments for "L.A. County approves Lancaster mental health clinic"
Love Thy Crae Crae says
I believe this needs to happen and are planning to have psychiatric holds. The amount of people with mental health issues is increasing. As for the rock landscaping not a good idea at all. I would not want to live around that clinic.
cathy truesdell says
WHEN is this going to be complete? Will Senior/Disabled people be able to go ? Will they accept Medi/Medi ?
It’s never coming. It’s just a made up idea to keep people thinking our tax dollars are being used wisely. If it was true they would have mentioned ground breaking day, and finish construction estimated time frame.
Happiness is a Warm Gun says
Maybe a certain mayor who thinks bird sounds lower crime and insinuate that homeless people are robbing citizens and we should carry weapons and shoot them if they rob us should spend some time here.
You have to me mentally ill to suggest that there is an epidemic of homeless people robbing citizens in Lancaster and the solution is to carry guns and shoot those who rob you. You’re either mentally ill or the epitome of evil. Maybe even both.
It’s going to be another pill factory. Which will be more drugs on the streets of the AV. We don’t need another outpatient clinic, because anything serious they will just shoot them to AV hospital. what people need is a free inpatient service that actually will help those in need to heal being monitored daily. A handful of pills and out the door only helps the board of supervisors sleep at night thinking they did something good. After it’s built and open by 2025 I give it four years if it ever gets built.
Stacy w says
Thats looks great just make sure the doctors know what there doing.. Those doctors had me on the wrong pills for 5 years.
Ophelia Cardenas says
Where may I apply for employment with Mental Health Clinic.
After the facility is built…
It will depend…
Is the County contracting out with another service provider? (apply with that service provider)
Is the County direct hiring for positions? (apply through EDD and/or County hiring site.
24/7 Mental Health Care says
I just made a reservation.