Matt Crane with the Dubois County Free Press Contributed to This Report. PHOTO: DC Free Press
HUNTINGBURG -- A new behavioral health facility is coming to Huntingburg.
The Free Press reports the $10 million dollar facility will be located in the empty portion of the former St. Joseph’s Hospital building.
Crossroads Behavior health will primarily focus on geriatric behavioral health, such as dementia, depression and other mental health issues.
Back in 2014, Miller-Valentine Group purchased around 30,000 square feet of the north side of the old St. Joe’s Hospital, turning it into senior living apartments.
The new mental health facility will open in the vacant southern portion of the building, including the detached professional office building.
For now, the new mental health facility will have 16 beds on the second floor, offering complete geriatric metal health care.
The main floor, with 24 beds, will provide behavioral health for the general populations, seeing everything from addiction and depression to veteran services dealing with PTSD.
A ground breaking is scheduled for May, and the new facility could begin seeing patients before the end of the year.