Bellin’s Behavioral Health Clinic to open November 12

11/09/2007

GREEN BAY - Bellin Health’s new 8,500-square-foot Behavioral Health Clinic will officially open on Monday, Nov. 12.

The clinic, located on the grounds of the Bellin Psychiatric Center campus in Allouez, offers a separate outpatient facility for clients in need of behavioral health evaluations, treatment and counseling. It will soon also offer TeleMedicine Service, allowing psychological experts to video conference with and provide service to clients living far outside the greater Green Bay area.

“This helps us tremendously in those situations where the client can’t make the drive from, say, a more northern rural area into Green Bay to see one of our experts,” said Steven Duscher, outpatient counseling director. “It’s a very convenient service that will be available at the new clinic as well as the Bellin Psychiatric Center and our Bond Health Center in Oconto.”

The Behavioral Health Clinic, designed to be more client- and family-friendly, features:
• A large waiting room with private gathering areas
• Wide doorways enabling patients and providers to walk side-by-side
• Shorter hallways
• Soft and natural lighting
• Décor that is more reflective of a home setting
• An efficient client flow process designed to protect patient privacy and eliminate waiting lines for office functions

“This new facility allows us to expand both our inpatient and outpatient services,” said Linda Roethle, president of Bellin Psychiatric Center. The services had previously been housed in opposite wings of the psychiatric center. “Having two separate facilities means that we’ll be better able to serve these very distinct client groups.”